Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy

What is the Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy?

The Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy will serve as the primary resource for emerging leaders by strengthening leadership skills, building relationships, cultivating talent and creating a collaborative community for the next generation of business leaders. This six-month program will help individuals develop business skills to succeed while establishing key relationships to benefit both themselves and their company.

The program is presented in partnership by:

  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Hartford CFA Society
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Who Should Apply?

Early to mid-career professionals in which intensive leadership training will help propel them to the next level of their career. If you demonstrate leadership within your organization and have a passion for the betterment of your profession, this program is for you.


Cost information


Applications are due by midnight on October 31, 2019.   


Schedule of Events

January Session: Kick-off 
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Teambuilding/Lean Principle LEGO program
    CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s premier business consulting firm
  • StrengthFinder Assessment
    Amy Stumme, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

February Session
Mid to late February

  • Legislative Day at the Capital

March Session
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • 10Ks of Personal Branding
    Kaplan Mobray, Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute
  • Panel Discussion

April Session
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Public Speaking
    Mark Zampino, CTCPA Public Affairs Director
  • Marketing to Grow
    Nick Wagner 

May Session
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Business Finance 101
    Ian Green and Ken Lerman
  • How to Volunteer on a Board

April or May Volunteer Day

  • JA in a Day (Junior Achievement Program)
    Jacquline Lombardo

June Session
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • How to Lead a Team Effectively and Efficiently
    Brent Robertson
  • StrengthFinder Recap (Goal setting for the future and celebrating wins)
    Amy Stumme, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

June Graduation/Evening Social

  • A presentation will be given recapping the program.
  • Certificates will be given to graduates.
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres potentially followed by an optional baseball game.