Executive Orientation

By providing executives and other senior-level professionals, who are either somewhat new to Greater Hartford or new to their leadership role, with a fast, but comprehensive overview of the region, the Executive Orientation Program is eye-opening in so many ways! Participants personally engage with fellow leaders from across a broad spectrum of the region’s business, educational, nonprofit and civic organizations.

  • “This is a wonderful program to learn about and support Hartford. This is recommended for absolutely everyone, residents of the suburbs or those employed in Hartford.  We need this now at this crucial rebuilding point in Hartford. I am a better cheerleader after witnessing how you presented and tied together our resources.”

    Devra Sisitsky
    Devra Sisitsky Executive Director of MakerspaceCT

Over the five-session program, Executive Orientation participants build their networks by connecting to key regional stakeholders and learning about the assets and challenges of their Capital City – many times over the course of delicious meals. And by connecting with Leadership Greater Hartford’s network of thousands of community-minded leaders, they discover ways they too can contribute to strengthening the region.

  • “I was enamored with Hartford after the first session of EOP. I moved here for employment yet haven’t taken the time to explore and learn about the history, arts, business and nonprofit communities. In addition, I met leaders from the political and educational sectors, all of which make Hartford a vibrant community in which to live, learn and to grow”

    Melanie Tavares
    Melanie Tavares Director of Nonprofit Support Program, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

More about Executive Orientation

Participants will:

  • Discuss issues and opportunities facing the region, trends spurring the region’s economic, cultural, and recreational revitalization and the current political climate with business and government leaders, developers, nonprofit executives, arts professionals, and community organizers
  • Enjoy the rapidly expanding restaurant scene while discovering neighborhood attractions, historic sites and projects contributing to the economic growth of the city
  • Become more connected to the community and discover ways to get involved and set down roots.

Executive Orientation In the News

Hartford Business Journal

Program Offered: Fall 2021

Target: Executives and other senior level professionals who are new to the region, to their leadership position, or would like a community “refresher”.

Schedule and Program Fees (Click Here for Fall 2021 Sample)

Testimonials (Click Here)

Program Dates:

Friday, October 22, 2021
1pm-5pm (optional Happy Hour post-program)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9am-1pm (lunch included)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
4pm-8pm (dinner Included)

Saturday, November 13, 2021
10am-2pm (lunch included)

Friday, November 19, 2021
3pm-7pm (optional Happy Hour post-program)


Interested in joining EOP?
Apply via the link below.

Andre Santiago
Vice President for Programs

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