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Applications for the LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Class of 2020 will be available in September.


2019 LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy
Going into it's seventh 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. 

Marc Zirolli, Marketing Counselor at Seabury describes his experience at the 2018 Connecticut Leadership Academy

Make A Lasting Impact on Your Organization by Sponsoring Someone to Attend

The Connecticut Leadership Academy is one of the best ways to invest in the development of your employees.  This will be the Academy's 7th year and over 100 fellows have graduated from the program.  Many organizations send an employee every year to the Connecticut Leadership Academy as it builds synergy within your organization.  If you have never considered sending an employee to the Connecticut Leadership Academy let this year be the first! 

"I am so fortunate that every year we have been able to send an employee to the Leadership Academy. The learning our staff receives is parallel to our philosophy of resident centered care and our leadership behavior training. Another focus for Arbor Rose and Jerome Home is employee engagement and what better way to do this then to invest in our people.  Feedback from the fellows is always so positive in many ways-it enhances their vision that Jerome Home and Arbor Rose are truly focused on doing the right thing not only for our residents, but for our employees."

Lori Toombs, Executive Director, Jerome Home and Connecticut Leadership Academy Sponsor

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.  Please contact Andrea Bellofiore at [email protected] or 203-678-4477 if you have questions. 

LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Schedule and Themes:

The selected dates and themes for the 2019 LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy are as follows:
Session 1: The Purpose Driven Leader
January 17 and 18, 2019

Session 2: Discovering Authentic Leadership
March 14 and 15, 2019 (overnight)

Session 3: Empowering and Inspiring Teams
June 6 and 7, 2019

Session 4: Building Relationships and Partnerships
September 12 and 13, 2019 (overnight)