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Applications for the LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Class of 2020 are available!

2020 LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy

Going into it's eighth 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.

This is what some of our recent alumni say about the Academy:

"I found the Leadership Academy experience to be an extremely valuable step during my journey in the field of aging services. There are many seminars out there about specific leadership techniques, but this experience focused on developing a personal why as well as developing a mission and values by which you can lead, no matter the situation.  The coaches are extremely brought into the experience and tailor the curriculum and sessions to give you the opportunity to grow within yourself as well as grow with your fellows.  I would high recommend the Leadership Academy to all leaders in our field no matter your role or tenure; this experience will challenge you to grow and enhance your ability to lead with purpose."  Jesse Wescott, Director of Operations, The Towers, Connecticut Leadership Academy Fellow (2019).

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

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.  Applications are due by November 15, 2019.  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 2020 LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy are as follows: 

Session 1: The Purpose Driven Leader
January 23 and 24, 2020

Session 2: Discovering Authentic Leadership
March 26 and 27, 2020 (overnight)

Session 3: Empowering and Inspiring Teams
June 4 and 5, 2020

Session 4: Building Relationships and Partnerships
September 10 and 11, 2020 (overnight)

Applications for the LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Class of 2020 are available!