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Leadership Training


The Leadership Center of the Greater New Haven Chamber, Sponsored by the Regional Water Authority and our Program Sponsor Albertus Magnus College, is home to two leadership programs: Leadership Greater New Haven (LGNH) and Executive Orientation (XO).

Click here to check out our Leadership brochure or scroll down for more information on each program.

Please contact Tameika G. Miller at with any questions.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Leadership Greater New Haven (LGNH) Starts October 2024

A 6-session program for professionals of all levels working in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. 

Practical Leadership Training

Program participants will receive training that underscores various leadership styles and strategies for team and staff management, team collaboration, navigating a multi-generational and diverse workforce, strategic planning, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, inclusion and cultural awareness; PLUS the sharpening of professional skills, such as public speaking, personal branding, business communications, and more! In addition, a significant amount of time will be spent on addressing resiliency and leadership strategies during constant change and disruption. 

Five Leadership Practices

The leadership class will explore the 5 leadership practices outlined in the national best-selling book, "The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations."  

  1. Model the Way
  2. Inspire a Shared Vision
  3. Challenge the Process
  4. Enable Others to Act
  5. Encourage the Heart

​***Each participant will receive a copy of the book and will be given additional tools and resources, customized by our facilitators.***

Orientation to Greater New Haven Region

Additional topics include:

  • Understanding Greater New Haven’s assets and opportunities
  • The challenges and benefits of doing business in the New Haven area
  • The resources and relationships to enable leaders to compete and be successful in the region

Diversity & Inclusion Training and Immersion

Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity training starts with understanding the impact of diversity, inclusion, and equity on businesses and communities, in both short term and long term periods. We’ll explore cases studies where workplaces and businesses that have embraced D/I/E  principles have had remarkable results and been catalysts for positive community penetration and integration. New this year, we’re launching a diversity immersion program in which participants connect with community business leaders (in class & on company tours), learn about community programs, and are given resources, tools, and projects to grow or improve connections within diverse populations and professional organizations or businesses. Additionally, the topics of self-awareness, Conscious and Unconscious Biases, improving team engagement, and strategies for fostering inclusive and equitable cultures internally and externally, will be covered.

Hands On / Real World Project Work: 

During the leadership sessions, participants will have a unique opportunity to apply their leadership competencies to solve real business issues. Leadership participants are divided into teams and assigned to solve a strategic challenge that will be identified by a nonprofit organization.  Teams will work together throughout the 6 month leadership program and will prepare a final presentation to help solve a real world business challenge.

Tuition Cost:
Member: $1,800  |  Non-member: $2,400
Member in the nonprofit industry: $1,000  |  Non-member in the nonprofit industry: $1,500
*Discounted tuition is available for nonprofit organizations and for companies / organizations who register multiple participants.

LGNH Classes Dates: Meets 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.m.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2024
  • Thursday, October 24, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2025
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2025

Expected Outcomes/Key Deliverables For LGNH

  • Development/Enhancement of Core Leadership competencies
  • Skills to cultivate professional transformation and mastery of leadership style
  • Insider’s views of New Haven’s regional connections and resource
  • Social awareness and relationship management through difficult times



Executive Orientation (XO) Starts January 2025

The Executive Orientation (XO) is a 3-session program with topics that are designed specifically for senior executives in corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors, interested in exploring and understanding the relevant issues, resources, economics and dynamics of the Greater New Haven region. This program facilitates strategic connections between participants in the XO program and influential decision makers and leaders within the Greater New Haven area, while meeting to discuss the following topics and more:

Team Discussions and Collaboration on:

  • Transformative Solutions for the Disrupted Workplace / Maximizing Human Capital during Times of Crisis
  • Workforce Development - Issues, Trends, Resources
  • Advanced Strategic Readiness - How to use Data to Drive Outstanding Results
  • Energizing Your Board / Maximizing Board Responsiveness 
  • The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility

Orientation to the Region:

  • Economic Development / Regional Resources
  • Key Industries of the Region
  • What's Happening in Downtown New Haven?
  • Legislative and Municipal Updates - Meet Key Influencers
  • Leveraging the Gems of this region - Nonprofits & Higher Education Institutions

 Strategic Challenge Project:

Time will be designated for additional information sharing and collaboration among XO participants to solve a strategic challenge that will be meaningful and impactful for the region! 

XO Classes Dates: Meets 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (except first session) 

  • Friday, January 17, 2025
  • Friday, February 14, 2025
  • Friday, March 14, 2025

Cost: $1,250 for all participants.
*Discounted tuition is available for nonprofit organizations and for companies / organizations who register multiple participants. 

 Expected Outcomes for XO

  • Connections to influential regional leaders and decision makers
  • Insider’s view of New Haven’s regional assets and resources
  • Exposure and insight on regional issues



Innovative Career eXcelerator Program

Albertus Magnus College is pleased to offer leadership program participants additional professional development opportunities at no cost. Chamber members who are actively enrolled in either LGNH or XO may earn up to three stackable micro-credentials through the Albertus Career eXcelerator during the LGNH or XO program period (from the time of enrollment into the Leadership Center through March 2025).

Taught by industry experts, these niche certificates can complement your skillset, amplify your proficiency in an area of interest, and bridge the gap between knowledge and experience. Learn about the Albertus Career eXcelerator program here.