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Leaders In Focus – Barbara Shaw

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th for an inspiring Leaders in Focus event! We’re thrilled to welcome Barbara Shaw, Executive Director of Hands on Hartford, along with her esteemed colleagues,...


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Discover for yourself: the best leaders are the best learners.

No matter your age, no matter how long you have lived in or around Hartford, there’s always a new perspective to be found to help our region grow. It’s the perspective we find when we gather face to face and, from our different viewpoints, focus on a common goal.

  • "Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program."

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "There’s nothing more satisfying than having your work be something that you’re passionate about and something that improves the community that you live in. That’s definitely one of my favorite parts of making the transition to nonprofit.”

    Tracie Cloutier
    Tracie Cloutier Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "Receiving classroom instruction at different nonprofit locations several each week, we were able to develop hands-on experience and practical knowledge. One of the most positive takeaways from my experience is seeing the passion the staff has for the mission of the organization"

    Mario J. Chiappetti
    Mario J. Chiappetti Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "I loved getting to work on a community service project with my peers in the Common Ground program. People think teenagers aren't motivated to change the community — but look at us. Look what we have accomplished!"

    Glastonbury student (age 16)
    Glastonbury student (age 16)
  • "Common Ground really changed my life. I am friends with people I never would have met. They are now more than my friends: they are my family."

    East Hartford student (age 15)
    East Hartford student (age 15)
  • “The Summit program was wonderful. I enjoyed the thought-provoking discussions and am grateful for its contribution to my personal growth.”

    Michelle Zettergren
    Michelle Zettergren Executive Healthcare Leader, Business Developer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • “I am grateful for all the thoughtfulness brought to Summit. We all trusted Leadership Greater Hartford to take us on a productive journey and you did just that.”

    Ed Klonoski
    Ed Klonoski President, Charter Oak State College
  • "It's been a wonderful process for us. We were able to secure four board members [through Leaders On Board]. It's a wonderful program any organization would want to take advantage of."

    Lorna Little
    Lorna Little Executive Director, St. Agnes Home
  • “I had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse, talented, committed group of leaders who all came to Quest with different backgrounds, expectations, and leadership styles.”

    Maureen Caye
    Maureen Caye Associate Director, Underwriting National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
  • “The Quest program has allowed me to make valuable connections around the Greater Hartford region while enabling me to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of the task force helped to develop my skills as a community leader, while giving back and contributing to the growth of the city.”

    Kristyn Neal
    Kristyn Neal Realtor and Property Specialist at Executive Real Estate, Quest 2015
  • “By participating in the Hartford Encounter tours, Cigna employees have been able to connect with the community and see the impact that Cigna leaders are having to improve the neighborhoods around us. Being a part of the community is good business, for so many reasons.”

    David Figliuzzi
    David Figliuzzi Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna
  • "The entire Junior Achievement staff participated in a recent Hartford Encounters program and it was amazing.  We received a behind-the-scenes tour of the city and more than a half-dozen historical sites.  It was eye-opening, informative and fun. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking to learn more about the great city of Hartford."

    Jeremy Race
    Jeremy Race President & CEO, Junior Achievement
  • “Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program.”

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "The Executive Orientation Program provided a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know other influential and passionate executives in the Hartford community and to build relationships that have extended beyond the program. The experience gave me up close and personal insights into the community."

    Susan Lane
    Susan Lane Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement, Hoffman Auto Group
  • "The Executive Orientation Program enabled me to develop a relationship with other city leaders who are looking to make an impact in their community, workplace, and personal growth. The program re-connected me with the "new" Hartford and all it has to offer."

    Bruce Bernier
    Bruce Bernier Director, Central Division Operations, Eversource Energy
  • "Summer Nexus helped me prepare for life. The lessons taught me a lot about college, but also about decision making and problem solving. Our community service project helped me to take the initiative and practice these skills."

    Avon student (age 16)
    Avon student (age 16)
  • “I learned what this city needs. The city has the equivalent potential to be as popular as Boston or NYC and has the people and leaders with the know-how to get there. And thanks to Leadership Greater Hartford, I’m proud to be a part of that process.”

    Tyler Wrenn
    Tyler Wrenn Sophomore, Trinity College
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24 hours ago

Ready to make a difference? Dive into Nonprofit Board Service with LGH's Leaders On Board program. Let's empower diverse leaders and create inclusive communities together. Scroll and discover four incredible non-profits seeking dedicated board members like you to help drive their mission forward. Your passion and expertise can make a difference!

Click here for more details: leadershipgh.org/leaders-on-board/

#CommunityLeadership #BoardService #InclusiveCommunities"
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Ready to make a difference? Dive into Nonprofit Board Service with LGHs Leaders On Board program. Lets empower diverse leaders and create inclusive communities together. Scroll and discover four incredible non-profits seeking dedicated board members like you to help drive their mission forward. Your passion and expertise can make a difference! 

Click here for more details: https://leadershipgh.org/leaders-on-board/

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We're just $7,000 away from reaching our goal to launch the Level-Up Consulting & Training social enterprise program, thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's generous dollar-for-dollar match for funds raised by April 24th.

The Level-Up Consulting & Training Program is a responsive offering program crafted to assist employers as they transform their organizations due to generational shifts in leadership and new workforce cultures.

This is a one-time campaign to launch a new social enterprise initiative that will provide long-term financial support for all LGH programs, helping us advance our mission to develop, connect, and inspire diverse and effective leaders to build inclusive, vibrant communities.

Please join us to support the region through these once-in-a-lifetime shifts in corporate leadership and workplace culture while leveraging the Hartford Foundation’s match to double your contribution's impact!

Let's make a difference together! Click here to invest today: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/donation.jsp?campaign=229&

#LGH #SocialEnterprise #LevelUp #HartfordFoundation #Dollarfordollarmatch
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Were just $7,000 away from reaching our goal to launch the Level-Up Consulting & Training social enterprise program, thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Givings generous dollar-for-dollar match for funds raised by April 24th. 

The Level-Up Consulting & Training Program is a responsive offering program crafted to assist employers as they transform their organizations due to generational shifts in leadership and new workforce cultures. 

This is a one-time campaign to launch a new social enterprise initiative that will provide long-term financial support for all LGH programs, helping us advance our mission to develop, connect, and inspire diverse and effective leaders to build inclusive, vibrant communities.

Please join us to support the region through these once-in-a-lifetime shifts in corporate leadership and workplace culture while leveraging the Hartford Foundation’s match to double your contributions impact!

Lets make a difference together! Click here to invest today: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/donation.jsp?campaign=229&

#LGH #SocialEnterprise #LevelUp #HartfordFoundation #Dollarfordollarmatch

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th for an inspiring Leaders in Focus event!

We’re thrilled to welcome Barbara Shaw, Executive Director of Hands on Hartford, along with her esteemed colleagues, to share insights about Gather55, CT’s pioneering “pay-as-you-can” restaurant. Before her retirement later this year, Barbara will reflect on her remarkable two-decade journey at Hands on Hartford, highlighting the organization’s major milestones, including the innovative creation of Gather55.

This event promises an engaging lineup, including refreshments, networking opportunities, a lively conversation with Barbara and her team, and an exclusive peek into the story behind CT’s first pay-as-you-can restaurant.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Reserve your spot here: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7733&

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members
#LGH #Gather55 #HandsonHartford
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Join us on Tuesday, April 30th for an inspiring Leaders in Focus event!

We’re thrilled to welcome Barbara Shaw, Executive Director of Hands on Hartford, along with her esteemed colleagues, to share insights about Gather55, CT’s pioneering “pay-as-you-can” restaurant. Before her retirement later this year, Barbara will reflect on her remarkable two-decade journey at Hands on Hartford, highlighting the organization’s major milestones, including the innovative creation of Gather55.

This event promises an engaging lineup, including refreshments, networking opportunities, a lively conversation with Barbara and her team, and an exclusive peek into the story behind CT’s first pay-as-you-can restaurant.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Reserve your spot here: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7733&

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members
#LGH #Gather55 #HandsonHartford

March Madness may be over, but let's channel that same energy into celebrating our regional leaders! Join us at Polaris on June 4th to honor these exceptional individuals. In the spirit of the UConn men’s basketball championship win, we're offering a special $10 discount on individual Polaris tickets purchased before the victory parade on Saturday! Simply enter code “HUSKIES” at checkout.

For even greater savings, consider purchasing a group ticket for 6 attendees and save $25 per ticket.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th, at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, starting at 5:30 pm. Get ready for exciting raffles, award presentations, and more!

Click Here to Purchase tickets: onecau.se/polaris24

#PolarisAwards #CommunityLeadership #GreaterHartford #LGH #UCONN #MarchMadness
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March Madness may be over, but lets channel that same energy into celebrating our regional leaders! Join us at Polaris on June 4th to honor these exceptional individuals. In the spirit of the UConn men’s basketball championship win, were offering a special $10 discount on individual Polaris tickets purchased before the victory parade on Saturday! Simply enter code “HUSKIES” at checkout.

For even greater savings, consider purchasing a group ticket for 6 attendees and save $25 per ticket.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th, at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, starting at 5:30 pm. Get ready for exciting raffles, award presentations, and more!

Click Here to Purchase tickets: onecau.se/polaris24

#PolarisAwards #CommunityLeadership #GreaterHartford #LGH #UCONN #MarchMadness

Session 2 Alert! Join us for the second session of our Lessons in Leadership series and an insightful discussion on Organizational Behaviors for Inclusion, spotlighting Empathy and Belonging. Our guest facilitator, Nicole Miller, founder of EquityCorps Group, brings expertise in strategic planning, anti-racism training, and curriculum design. Discover how leaders can cultivate empathy across all identities and foster cultures where everyone feels valued. Don't miss out on this transformative session! Thank you to our event sponsor Express Strategies

If you're interested in learning more or joining us, please follow this link: lnkd.in/ehjtbnAy

#Inclusion #Empathy #Belonging #LeadershipDevelopment #LGH #InclusiononPurpose #LessonsinLeadership
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Session 2 Alert! Join us for the second session of our Lessons in Leadership series and an insightful discussion on Organizational Behaviors for Inclusion, spotlighting Empathy and Belonging. Our guest facilitator, Nicole Miller, founder of EquityCorps Group, brings expertise in strategic planning, anti-racism training, and curriculum design. Discover how leaders can cultivate empathy across all identities and foster cultures where everyone feels valued. Dont miss out on this transformative session! Thank you to our event sponsor Express Strategies

If youre interested in learning more or joining us, please follow this link: https://lnkd.in/ehjtbnAy

#Inclusion #Empathy #Belonging #LeadershipDevelopment #LGH #InclusiononPurpose #LessonsinLeadership
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24 hours ago

Ready to make a difference? Dive into Nonprofit Board Service with LGH's Leaders On Board program. Let's empower diverse leaders and create inclusive communities together. Scroll and discover four incredible non-profits seeking dedicated board members like you to help drive their mission forward. Your passion and expertise can make a difference!

Click here for more details: leadershipgh.org/leaders-on-board/

#CommunityLeadership #BoardService #InclusiveCommunities"
... See MoreSee Less

Ready to make a difference? Dive into Nonprofit Board Service with LGHs Leaders On Board program. Lets empower diverse leaders and create inclusive communities together. Scroll and discover four incredible non-profits seeking dedicated board members like you to help drive their mission forward. Your passion and expertise can make a difference! 

Click here for more details: https://leadershipgh.org/leaders-on-board/

 #CommunityLeadership #BoardService #InclusiveCommunitiesImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

We're just $7,000 away from reaching our goal to launch the Level-Up Consulting & Training social enterprise program, thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's generous dollar-for-dollar match for funds raised by April 24th.

The Level-Up Consulting & Training Program is a responsive offering program crafted to assist employers as they transform their organizations due to generational shifts in leadership and new workforce cultures.

This is a one-time campaign to launch a new social enterprise initiative that will provide long-term financial support for all LGH programs, helping us advance our mission to develop, connect, and inspire diverse and effective leaders to build inclusive, vibrant communities.

Please join us to support the region through these once-in-a-lifetime shifts in corporate leadership and workplace culture while leveraging the Hartford Foundation’s match to double your contribution's impact!

Let's make a difference together! Click here to invest today: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/donation.jsp?campaign=229&

#LGH #SocialEnterprise #LevelUp #HartfordFoundation #Dollarfordollarmatch
... See MoreSee Less

Were just $7,000 away from reaching our goal to launch the Level-Up Consulting & Training social enterprise program, thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Givings generous dollar-for-dollar match for funds raised by April 24th. 

The Level-Up Consulting & Training Program is a responsive offering program crafted to assist employers as they transform their organizations due to generational shifts in leadership and new workforce cultures. 

This is a one-time campaign to launch a new social enterprise initiative that will provide long-term financial support for all LGH programs, helping us advance our mission to develop, connect, and inspire diverse and effective leaders to build inclusive, vibrant communities.

Please join us to support the region through these once-in-a-lifetime shifts in corporate leadership and workplace culture while leveraging the Hartford Foundation’s match to double your contributions impact!

Lets make a difference together! Click here to invest today: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/donation.jsp?campaign=229&

#LGH #SocialEnterprise #LevelUp #HartfordFoundation #Dollarfordollarmatch

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th for an inspiring Leaders in Focus event!

We’re thrilled to welcome Barbara Shaw, Executive Director of Hands on Hartford, along with her esteemed colleagues, to share insights about Gather55, CT’s pioneering “pay-as-you-can” restaurant. Before her retirement later this year, Barbara will reflect on her remarkable two-decade journey at Hands on Hartford, highlighting the organization’s major milestones, including the innovative creation of Gather55.

This event promises an engaging lineup, including refreshments, networking opportunities, a lively conversation with Barbara and her team, and an exclusive peek into the story behind CT’s first pay-as-you-can restaurant.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Reserve your spot here: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7733&

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members
#LGH #Gather55 #HandsonHartford
... See MoreSee Less

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th for an inspiring Leaders in Focus event!

We’re thrilled to welcome Barbara Shaw, Executive Director of Hands on Hartford, along with her esteemed colleagues, to share insights about Gather55, CT’s pioneering “pay-as-you-can” restaurant. Before her retirement later this year, Barbara will reflect on her remarkable two-decade journey at Hands on Hartford, highlighting the organization’s major milestones, including the innovative creation of Gather55.

This event promises an engaging lineup, including refreshments, networking opportunities, a lively conversation with Barbara and her team, and an exclusive peek into the story behind CT’s first pay-as-you-can restaurant.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Reserve your spot here: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7733&

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members
#LGH #Gather55 #HandsonHartford

March Madness may be over, but let's channel that same energy into celebrating our regional leaders! Join us at Polaris on June 4th to honor these exceptional individuals. In the spirit of the UConn men’s basketball championship win, we're offering a special $10 discount on individual Polaris tickets purchased before the victory parade on Saturday! Simply enter code “HUSKIES” at checkout.

For even greater savings, consider purchasing a group ticket for 6 attendees and save $25 per ticket.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th, at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, starting at 5:30 pm. Get ready for exciting raffles, award presentations, and more!

Click Here to Purchase tickets: onecau.se/polaris24

#PolarisAwards #CommunityLeadership #GreaterHartford #LGH #UCONN #MarchMadness
... See MoreSee Less

March Madness may be over, but lets channel that same energy into celebrating our regional leaders! Join us at Polaris on June 4th to honor these exceptional individuals. In the spirit of the UConn men’s basketball championship win, were offering a special $10 discount on individual Polaris tickets purchased before the victory parade on Saturday! Simply enter code “HUSKIES” at checkout.

For even greater savings, consider purchasing a group ticket for 6 attendees and save $25 per ticket.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4th, at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, starting at 5:30 pm. Get ready for exciting raffles, award presentations, and more!

Click Here to Purchase tickets: onecau.se/polaris24

#PolarisAwards #CommunityLeadership #GreaterHartford #LGH #UCONN #MarchMadness

Session 2 Alert! Join us for the second session of our Lessons in Leadership series and an insightful discussion on Organizational Behaviors for Inclusion, spotlighting Empathy and Belonging. Our guest facilitator, Nicole Miller, founder of EquityCorps Group, brings expertise in strategic planning, anti-racism training, and curriculum design. Discover how leaders can cultivate empathy across all identities and foster cultures where everyone feels valued. Don't miss out on this transformative session! Thank you to our event sponsor Express Strategies

If you're interested in learning more or joining us, please follow this link: lnkd.in/ehjtbnAy

#Inclusion #Empathy #Belonging #LeadershipDevelopment #LGH #InclusiononPurpose #LessonsinLeadership
... See MoreSee Less

Session 2 Alert! Join us for the second session of our Lessons in Leadership series and an insightful discussion on Organizational Behaviors for Inclusion, spotlighting Empathy and Belonging. Our guest facilitator, Nicole Miller, founder of EquityCorps Group, brings expertise in strategic planning, anti-racism training, and curriculum design. Discover how leaders can cultivate empathy across all identities and foster cultures where everyone feels valued. Dont miss out on this transformative session! Thank you to our event sponsor Express Strategies

If youre interested in learning more or joining us, please follow this link: https://lnkd.in/ehjtbnAy

#Inclusion #Empathy #Belonging #LeadershipDevelopment #LGH #InclusiononPurpose #LessonsinLeadership
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