forward leadership program 2016

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    The Forward Leadership Program is held annually from September to March. Participants conduct community service projects during their 6-month curriculum. During this time, they partner with a local non-profit organization and work in small groups. This allows participants an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills.

    A sampling of topics includes:

    • Team Building 
    • True Colors Personality Inventory
    • Cultivating Exemplary Leadership
    • Diversity and Inclusion Awareness
    • Emotional Intelligence for Today's Leaders
    • Goal Setting
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Presentations that Wow!
    • And More!

    The Leadership Greater New Haven Program utilizes the Positive Leadership Curriculum.
    The seven chapters of this curriculum are:

    1. Authenticity
    2. Purpose
    3. Advocacy
    4. Resilience
    5. Community Building
    6. Reason
    7. Gratitude

    Register -  The 2016-2017 Forward Leadership Class starts on October 26, 2016.



    • Partners in good standing - $1,800
    • Non partners - $2,400


    Natalia Xiomara-Chieffo, Program Consultant


  • Class of 2015


    Jenna Adams Membership Services Coordinator GNHCC
    Prem Aithal Business Change Director Anthem BC/BS
    Donna Bellantone Development Director NHSO
    Matilda Bonilla Program Facilitator Career Resources/Strive CT
    Lindsey Burke Director of Marketing & Promo Town Green
    Ian Canning Director Special Academic Programs SCSU
    Shaun Craw Business Development Director Employment Resource Team LLC
    Renee Dominguez Sergeant New Haven Police Dept.
    Alan Gaels Marketing Dept. Gateway Community College
    Damaris Garcia VP Branch Manager Liberty Bank
    Edward Gierla Chief Plant Operator Regional Water Authority
    Roslyn  Gilhuly Director of Development Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Ann Harrison   Gateway Community College
    Jorge Jimenez VP Branch Manager First Niagara Bank
    Cheryl Kaszeta Patient Services Manager Yale New Haven Hospital
    Omar Livingston Financial Aid Director Gateway Community College
    Bryan McLean Scheduling Coordinator Regional Water Authority
    Nicole Merritt Executive Coordinator Tower One Tower East
    Cara Moran Donor Relations Manager United Way of Greater New Haven
    Carmen Muniz Shelter Manager New Reach Inc.
    Ted Novicki Sr. Strategic Account Manager United Illuminating Company
    Christine Pariseau Lead Operations Engineer United Illuminating Company
    Erika Parri Financial Analyst Connecticut Magazine
    Veronica  Preston Employment Specialist Easter Seals Goodwill
    Donna Randall Patient Services Manager Yale New Haven Hospital
    Amy  Shah Communications Officer Yale Office of International Affairs
    Stephanie Sobkowiak Attorney Murtha Cullina LLP
    Mauriel Vega Financial Advisor Caban Financial LLC
    Alex Winter Partner GEM Advertising