Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy

 

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 serve as a primary resource for 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 six-month program will develop interdisciplinary leaders to help develop and improve their professions, their professional association groups, their companies, and their personal career growth.

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Who should apply?

Early to mid-career professionals who are members of the sponsoring organizations seeking leadership training to propel them to the next level of their career. Those who demonstrate leadership within their organization and have a passion for the betterment of their profession will benefit from this program.

Tuition

$500 per participant. 
Includes 23 continuing professional education credits.

Application

Applications will be accepted Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 31 (11:59 p.m.).   

   

Questions?  Contact Alicia Strong at alicias@ctcpas.org or 860-258-0217.

 

Leadership Academy Program Sessions 

Session 1
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Clifton Strengths Leadership Workshop
Presented by Amy Stumme, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Maryland Association of CPAs/Business Learning Institute

 
Session 2
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time TBD

Legislative Day at the Capitol:

  • Hear from Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz
  • Business Law 101
    Presented by Bonnie Stewart, CTCPA Executive Director
  • Guided tour of the Capitol Building
  • Meet your legislators



Session 3
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

 
Session 4
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Secrets of Effective Public Speaking
Presented by Mark Zampino, CTCPA Public Affairs Director
Marketing to Grow
Presented by Nick Wagner, Co-Founder, Cite 

 
Session 5

Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Junior Achievement Volunteer Day
Academy members will join together with Junior Achievement to empower youth! Discuss workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy with students at Naylor CCSU Leadership Academy in Hartford (grades K-8).

 
Session 6
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

Insider Scoop to Serving on a Board (panel discussion)


Session 7
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Clifton Strengths Leadership Workshop:
Identify where you have grown over the past six months and set clear goals for your future
Presented by Amy Stumme, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Maryland Association of CPAs/Business Learning Institute

 
Graduation Ceremony and Yard Goats Game
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Dunkin Donuts Park
Start time TBD

Receive your Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy graduation certificate at our pregame graduation ceremony. Following the ceremony, please join us for baseball, food and festivities to celebrate your accomplishment.