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.

  • “The Leadership Greater Hartford Executive Orientation Program was a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint myself with the City! As a Hartford native, I assumed I knew most things about Hartford. However as I embarked on a new role it became more important to meet other senior level leaders in-person especially after a pandemic. LGH afforded us experiences to network and learn about established landmarks but also about new innovation, education, and business/entrepreneurial plans underway for our Capital's growth!”

    Billie C. Scruse, M.P.A, EOP Alum Spring 2022
    Billie C. Scruse, M.P.A, EOP Alum Spring 2022 Executive Director Hartford Food System, Inc.

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.

  • “LGH's Executive Orientation Program (EOP) was an extremely valuable experience for me beginning a new position as Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG). LGH provides its EOP participants with an informative introduction to our capital city and helpful connections to talented people working in the arts, culture, human services, government, and business sectors. Plus, the program tours enable you to see different parts of the city and to become more familiar with its diverse neighborhoods and communities. I now feel better equipped to serve our region in my new role. Thanks, LGH, for an engaging, inspiring, and educational experience!”

    Matt Hart - EOP Alum Spring 2022
    Matt Hart - EOP Alum Spring 2022 Executive Director - Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)

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 2024

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

Tuition Scale

Program Dates: 

Thursday, Sept. 5 (1pm-5pm)

Wednesday, Sept. 11 (9am-1pm)

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1pm-5pm)

Thursday, Sept. 26 (9am-1pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 2 (1pm-6:30pm)

Interested in joining EOP Fall 2024?

Andre Santiago
Vice President & Chief Program Officer

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