The Leadership Center of the Greater New Haven Chamber, Sponsored by the REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY and introducing our Program Sponsor ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE, is home to two leadership programs: Leadership Greater New Haven (LGNH) and Executive Orientation (XO).
    Innovative Career eXcelerator Program, through Albertus Magnus College, will Enhance Professional Development
    As the new PROGRAM SPONSOR of the GNHCC Leadership Center (LGNH and XO), Albertus Magnus College is pleased to offer leadership program participants additional professional development opportunities at no cost. Chamber members who are actively enrolled in either LGNH or XO may earn up to three stackable micro-credentials through the Albertus Career eXcelerator during the LGNH or XO program period (from the time of enrollment into the Leadership Center through March 2024).

    Taught by industry experts, these niche certificates can complement your skillset, amplify your proficiency in an area of interest, and bridge the gap between knowledge and experience. Learn about the Albertus Career eXcelerator program here: albertus.edu/student-resources/career-services/excelerator
    CLICK HERE to check out our Leadership brochure or scroll down for more information on each program. 


    A 6-session program for professionals of all levels working in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. 
    Practical Leadership Training
    Program participants will receive training that underscores various leadership styles and strategies for team and staff management, team collaboration, navigating a multi-generational and diverse workforce, strategic planning, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, inclusion and cultural awareness; PLUS the sharpening of professional skills, such as public speaking, personal branding, business communications, and more! In addition, a significant amount of time will be spent on addressing resiliency and leadership strategies during constant change and disruption.
    Five Leadership Practices
    The leadership class will explore the 5 leadership practices outlined in the national best-selling book, "The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations."  
    1. Model the Way
    2. Inspire a Shared Vision
    3. Challenge the Process
    4. Enable Others to Act
    5. Encourage the Heart


    ‚Äč***Each participant will receive a copy of the book and will be given additional tools and resources, customized by our facilitators.***


    Orientation to Greater New Haven Region

    Additional topics include: Understanding Greater New Haven’s assets and opportunities, the challenges and benefits of doing business in the New Haven area, the resources and relationships to enable leaders to compete and be successful in the region.


    Diversity & Inclusion Training and Immersion
    Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity training starts with understanding the impact of diversity, inclusion, and equity on businesses and communities, in both short term and long term periods. We’ll explore cases studies where workplaces and businesses that have embraced D/I/E  principles have had remarkable results and been catalysts for positive community penetration and integration. NEW this year, we’re launching a diversity immersion program in which participants connect with community business leaders (in class & on company tours), learn about community programs, and are given resources, tools, and projects to grow or improve connections within diverse populations and professional organizations or businesses. Additionally, the topics of self-awareness, Conscious and Unconscious Biases, improving team engagement, and strategies for fostering inclusive and equitable cultures internally and externally, will be covered.


    Hands On / Real World Project Work: 

    During the leadership sessions, participants will have a unique opportunity to apply their leadership competencies to solve real business issues. Leadership participants are divided into teams and assigned to solve a strategic challenge that will be identified by a nonprofit organization.  Teams will work together throughout the 6 month leadership program and will prepare a final presentation to help solve a real world business challenge.
    LGNH Dates: Meets 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. starting in October 2023
    • Wed. October 18, 2023
    • Thu. October 19, 2023
    • Wed. November 8, 2023
    • Wed. December 6, 2023
    • Wed. January 3, 2024
    • Wed. February 7, 2024
    Tuition Cost:
    Member: $1,800  |  Non-member: $2,400
    Member in the nonprofit industry: $1,000  |  Non-member in the nonprofit industry: $1,500
    *Discounted tuition is available for nonprofit organizations and for companies / organizations who register multiple participants. 
    • Development/Enhancement of Core Leadership competencies
    • Skills to cultivate professional transformation and mastery of leadership style
    • Insider’s views of New Haven’s regional connections and resource
    • Social awareness and relationship management through difficult times


  • Executive Orientation (XO) Starts January 2024

    The Executive Orientation (XO) is a 3-session program with topics that are designed specifically for senior executives in corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors, interested in exploring and understanding the relevant issues, resources, economics and dynamics of the Greater New Haven region. This program facilitates strategic connections between participants in the XO program and influential decision makers and leaders within the Greater New Haven area, while meeting to discuss the following topics and more:

    Team Discussions and Collaboration on:

    • Transformative Solutions for the Disrupted Workplace / Maximizing Human Capital during Times of Crisis
    • Workforce Development - Issues, Trends, Resources
    • Advanced Strategic Readiness - How to use Data to Drive Outstanding Results
    • Energizing Your Board / Maximizing Board Responsiveness 
    • The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility

    Orientation to the Region:

    • Economic Development / Regional Resources
    • Key Industries of the Region
    • What's Happening in Downtown New Haven?
    • Legislative and Municipal Updates - Meet Key Influencers
    • Leveraging the Gems of this region - Nonprofits & Higher Education Institutions
    Strategic Challenge Project: Time will be designated for additional information sharing and collaboration among XO participants to solve a strategic challenge that will be meaningful and impactful for the region! 
    XO Classes Dates: Meets 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (except first session)
    • Fri. January 19, 2024
    • Fri. February 16, 2024
    • Fri. March 8, 2024


    Cost: $1,250 for all participants. 

    *Discounted tuition is available for nonprofit organizations and for companies / organizations who register multiple participants. 
    Expected Outcomes for XO
    - Connections to influential regional leaders and decision makers
    - Insider’s view of New Haven’s regional assets and resources
    - Exposure and insight on regional issues
    Please contact Tameika G. Miller at tmiller@gnhcc.com with any questions.
  • 2021-22 Leadership Greater New Haven Graduating Class
  • 2022/23 Leadership Greater New Haven Class


  • 2022 XO Graduating Class
  • 2023 Leadership XO Class