What is the LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy

Going into it's eleventh year, the Connecticut Leadership Academy is a state-based yearlong transformational leadership development experience for emerging leaders in aging services.  Transformational leadership is an inspiring and visionary leadership approach that creates significant change in the lives of people and organizations.

Participants enrolled in the academy will be considered “fellows” and they will engage in a year-long leadership program that will include four small face-to-face customized learning experiences that will include visits to LeadingAge Connecticut member communities, conversations with aging services leaders and self exploration of leadership styles through exercises and readings.


LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Schedule and Themes:

The selected dates and themes for the 2023 LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy are as follows:

Session 1: The Purpose Driven Leader ● March 23 and 24, 2023
This session will focus on uncovering or discovering personal “whys” while seeking to align personal values, actions and leadership framework with each individual’s purpose. Additional learning focus includes creating learning organizations, understanding the principles of person-centeredness with residents and staff, adopting the concept of adaptive leadership, encouraging balance and renewal, fostering creativity and innovation, and changing organizational cultures.

Session 2: Discovering Authentic Leadership ● May 18 & 19, 2023
This overnight session will focus on the exploration of personal values, developing our moral compass and self-reflective leadership practices, understanding our personality preferences and our crucibles of leadership, finding our leadership voice which will give us the confidence to transform our organizations.

Session 3: Empowering and Inspiring Teams ● July 13 & 14, 2023
This session will focus on creating environments which encourage others, fostering collective visions for the future, developing trust, and building strong, committed teams within our organizations.

Session 4: Building Relationships and Partnerships ● September 13 & 14, 2023
This overnight session will underscore the importance of relationship development, using our emotional intelligence, advocating for our organizations and the people they serve, forging partnerships outside the walls of our communities, and learning the best practices of other organizations.

Applying to the LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy
All LeadingAge Connecticut members, LeadingAge Connecticut Platinum and Gold Partners and LeadingAge Rhode Island members are eligible to apply to the Connecticut Leadership Academy. Applications due by January 3, 2023. Please contact Andrea Bellofiore at [email protected] or 203-678-4477 if you have questions.