Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy

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What is the Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy?

The Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy brings together professionals from the:

  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants,
  • Hartford County Bar Association,
  • CFA Society Hartford,
  • Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects,
  • Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals, and
  • Connecticut Bar Association.

The academy will inspire emerging leaders by strengthening leadership skills, building relationships, cultivating talent, and creating a collaborative community among several professions for the next generation of business leaders.

This program will develop interdisciplinary leaders to help develop and improve their professions, their professional association groups, their companies, and their personal career growth.

Given the current situation, the Leadership Academy is being reworked into a combination of virtual meetings in the short-term to keep the program's momentum going, with in-person meetings to be held once it is safe in order to continue to cultivate the valuable in-person interaction and networking the program was intended to provide. 

Right now the plan is to relaunch in-person sessions during the mid-summer or fall months, followed by a graduation ceremony (locations/dates to be determined).




Leadership Academy Program Sessions 

Upcoming Sessions:

Marketing to Grow
Presented by Nick Wagner Sr., HR professional and founder of the nonprofit CITE Inc.

Business Finance 101 (panel discussion)
Presented by Ian Green, President, GRPC and Ken Lerman, Esq.

Insider Scoop to Serving on a Board (panel discussion)

How to Lead a Team Effectively and Efficiently
Presented by Brent Robertson, Partner, Fathom

Clifton Strengths Leadership Workshop
Identify where you have grown during the program and set clear goals for your future.
Presented by Nick Wagner Sr., HR professional and founder of the nonprofit CITE Inc.


Past Sessions:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 

Lean Principles and Practices Team-Building Workshop
Presented by CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s Premier Business Consulting Firm 

Clifton Strengths Leadership Workshop
Presented by Nick Wagner Sr., HR professional and founder of the nonprofit CITE Inc.

 Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Legislative Day at the Capitol:

  • Hear from Former State Senator and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris, who currently serves as Undersecretary of Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy for the Office of Policy and Management
  • Business Law 101
    Presented by Bonnie Stewart, CTCPA Executive Director
  • Guided tour of the Capitol Building
  • Meet your legislators

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

10Ks of Personal Branding
Presented by Kaplan Mobray, Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute

Panel discussion
Hear real business-world examples of why personal branding is so important, and how it can excel your career