A series of free lunch-time webinars, serving the region’s leaders, presented by Leadership Greater Hartford

Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) is committed to serving and providing timely resources for the leaders of our region. Leaders at all levels and across all sectors are facing circumstances that no one has ever experienced before. To respond to the evolving needs of our network, LGH is providing a free webinar series. This series will feature some of the best leadership minds locally and nationally, as we strive to support our community navigating this “new now.”


Inspiring Hope in Times of Great Uncertainty
With Dr. Peter DeLisle
Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
Moderated by Andre Santiago, LGH VP for Programs
Presented by Town Fair Tire


Competence Redefined: Your Top 3 Levers in the New Now
With Achim Nowak
Wednesday, May 13 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
Moderated by Ted Carroll, LGH President and CEO


Achieving Balance When Balance Doesn’t Exist
With Dr. Jessica Nicklin, University of Hartford
Wednesday, May 27 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
Moderated by Kara Fenn, LGH VP for Development & Marketing
Presented by Express Strategies


Mindfulness and Resilience In Crisis
With Peter Callahan, Copper Beech Institute
Wednesday, June 10 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
Moderated by Karen Senteio, LGH Director of Consulting and Training
Presented by Silver Fern Healthcare


Leading with Grace in These Challenging Times
With Anne Jolles
Wednesday, June 24 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
Moderated by Karen Senteio, LGH Director of Consulting and Training

About the Presenters

Dr. Peter Delisle:

Dr. DeLisle’s background in education includes award-winning teaching in engineering, education and commerce. He has served as the Director of The Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College where he also held the Leslie B. Crane Chair of Leadership Studies. He also held the William B. Severns Chair in Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana and is a member of the executive education faculty at the University of Notre Dame. He has also served as a program manager for the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. DeLisle’s industry experience includes executive leadership at Hewlett-Packard Company and Convex Computer of Dallas. He has helped found three successful companies and acted as an advisor, consultant and teacher of leaders in more than two hundred companies and communities over the last 30 years. He has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the E.M. Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Texas Association of School Boards. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development Leadership and Phi Kappa Phi from the College of Education at the University of Texas in Austin.

Achim Nowak:

Achim Nowak is a Business Thinker, C-Suite Coach, Mastermind Convener, TEDx Speaker and the Author of 3 Books on Personal Presence. He has helped hundreds or CEOs and C-Suite executives around the world to amplify their personal impact. Achim has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, USA Today and on NBC and NPR. www.brilliantbest.expert

Dr. Jessica Nicklin:

Dr. Jessica Nicklin is the Associate Vice President for Student Success at the University of Hartford. She currently oversees the Center for Student Success, Health and Wellness initiatives, Tutoring Services, Access-ability Services, Counseling Services, and a number of Retention Programs. She has held a number of higher education leadership roles, including Associate Dean for Student Services and Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Psychology Program; as well as corporate roles, such as Market Research Analyst at IBM and Personnel Research Psychologist for the Office of Personnel Management. Her research interests include: workplace motivation, the work-family interface, and how positive psychology constructs influence well-being and success.

She is published in prestigious journals such as Psychological Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and edited a book entitled “Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Practices, and Challenges”. Jessica recently spoke at the Construction Institute’s Women who Build Conference and ESPN’s Engage! series about issues surrounding work-family management. Jessica is certified in Applied Positive Psychology and Academic Life Coaching, and has received a number of prestigious honors and awards: most notably the Belle K. Ribicoff Endowed Professorship and the University at Albany Outstanding Young Alumni Award. In her spare time, Jessica loves spending time outside with her family.

Copper Beech Institute:
Copper Beech Institute is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness and meditation. Their programs, retreats, and courses are led by renowned teachers who are beloved locally, as well as those who are nationally and internationally known. All of them are passionate about sharing their wisdom, as well as practices that heal, transform and empower us to live fearlessly with joy and resilience.

Webinar Information

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22
Wednesday, May 13
Wednesday, May 27
Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday, June 24

Zoom Webinar – details to join will be sent via email upon registration.

Kara Fenn
Vice President for Development and Marketing

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