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 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 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.

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.