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  • Leadership Center Programs for 2019-2020 semester

    The Leadership Center, presented by Regional Water Authority, is home to both Leadership Greater New Haven (LGNH) and Executive Orientation (XO). These two programs offer aspiring community leaders and business executives a series of practical hands-on training in professional development and education in social and economic issues. The mission is to educate program participants and support their growth through leadership training and community education so that they may serve as catalysts for change in the Greater New Haven community.

    Leadership Greater New Haven (LGNH)

    A six (6) session program for professionals of all levels working in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors. Covered 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, as well as sessions designed to explore each of the 5 leadership practices outlined in the national best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. Participants will hear the perspectives of successful business and community executives in this region as they present and elaborate on each leadership practice:

    1. Model the Way
    2. Inspire a Shared Vision
    3. Challenge the Process
    4. Enable Others to Act
    5. Encourage the Heart.


    Each participant will receive a copy of the book and be given additional tools and resources customized by our facilitators.
    Cost: Partner: $1,800 | Non Partner: $2,400

    During the LGNH 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 is identified by a nonprofit organization.

    Nonprofits present their project scope and needs for their organizations. Over the course of the 6 sessions, class members will consult with the staff of the nonprofit to develop and implement action plans that ultimately will solve a specific business issue.

    Dates: Sessions meet from 9am – 4pm at various locations in the local area on the following 2019 dates:

    • Tues, Oct 1
    • Wed, Oct 2
    • Wed, Oct 23
    • Wed, Nov 13
    • Wed, Dec 4
    • Wed, Jan 8

    Executive Orientation

    Different from LGNH, the XO is a 3-session program with topics that are designed specifically for senior executives in for-profit, 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.
    Cost: $1,250 for all participants.

    Dates: Sessions meet from 9am – 12pm at various locations in the local area on the following 2020 dates:

    • Tues, Jan 7, 2020
    • Tues, Jan 28, 2020
    • Tues, Feb 11, 2020

    Expected Outcomes for Leadership Center 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 resources

    Register TODAY at GNHCC.com!

  • Please contact: tmiller@gnhcc.com