The annual Lessons in Leadership series returns this Spring and features Fred Dust’s new book Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication. Each session in our 2021 Lessons in Leadership series will be facilitated by dynamic speakers and will draw from key themes in Dust’s book, engaging and inspiring attendees with strategies and tools to foster more meaningful conversations.
Andre Santiago, Vice President for Programs, oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs at Leadership Greater Hartford as well as the organization’s extensive consulting and training services. Having joined the staff at LGH in 2007 as a program assistant, he has risen through the ranks serving as Program Director overseeing youth programs and then as Senior Program Director. In the course of his tenure, he has had involvement with and/or provided leadership to most of the core programs offered by LGH. He has served as the LGH lead in numerous consulting and training contracts including Hartford Decide$ (the city-wide community engagement project in which the citizens identify and select capital projects throughout the city) and the Community Policing Leadership Institute now serving the fourth cohort of Hartford police officers. He is a certified Enneagram trainer and frequently is a facilitator in LGH’s Consulting & Training services.
Andre has served on numerous boards and currently serves on the Board of InterCommunity, which provides physical, mental health and addiction services. Andre is a member of the 2016 class of Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under Forty, which recognizes outstanding young leaders in the region. He was recently elected to the national Board of Directors of the Association of Leadership Programs.
Andre received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2007, studied education at Central Connecticut State University, and received a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Goodwin University in 2019.