See What's Happening at the 
Connecticut Leadership Academy

The LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy is a yearlong transformational leadership development experience for emerging leaders.  

The fifth Connecticut class began their their Leadership Academy experience last week at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT.  This year, our class is comprised of twelve amazing individuals sponsored by LeadingAge Connecticut and LeadingAge Rhode Island members.

Save the date of April 24th for the 
Executive Leadership Education Program.
Introducing the 2017 Connecticut Leadership Academy Class

Carrie Amaral  
Sales and Admissions Coordinator,  Tockwotton on the Waterfront

Beth Andresen
Director of Hospitality,  Saint Mary Home

Stella Biney
Director of Nursing,  Connecticut Baptist Homes

Michelle Galarneau
Food Service Director,  Duncaster, Inc.

Debra Johnson
Director of Nurses,  Tockwotton on the Waterfront

Zvonimir "Jukes" Jukic
Assistant Controller,  United Methodist Homes

Jodi Morrissey
Activities and Trip Coordinator,  Seabury

Kaitlyn Murphy
Therapeutic Recreation Director,  Alzheimer's Resource Center

Basia Murzynski
Community Leader, RN,  Alzheimer's Resource Center

Terri Quinn
Health and Business Systems Manager,  Masonicare

Jane Tommaselli
Clinical Nurse Manager,  Masonicare

Alan Zakrewski
Associate Executive Director,  Masonicare at Ashlar Village
Congratulations to 2017 Connecticut Leadership Class. 
Session One:  The Purpose Driven Leader

As leaders it is essential to clarify the purpose that drives your leadership your "why." This session focused on uncovering or discovering personal "whys" while seeking to align personal values, actions and leadership framework with the individual's purpose.  

The fellows  were also able to interact with the Whitney Center leaders hip team to explore how their personal and professional "whys" sh aped the development of the Whitney Center and its impact on their residents.

Conversations with Whitney Center residents

The Leadership Academy fellows enjoyed their time with some of the Whitney Center residents.  These residents were selected to discuss their how they evolved into leaders and how this impacted their personal and professional lives.  The resident leader shared their "story" and then the Leadership Academy fellows were able to practice asking "softball" questions."  Softball questions are open ended thought provoking questions designed to further learning.

Executive Leadership Education Program 

Ethical Dilemmas in Aging Services
for Leadership Academy alumni and Executive Management

Monday, April 24
Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D., Bioethical Services of  Virginia
Registration beginning soon

Join us for a full day educational program that will focus on the Ethics of Dementia and Respecting Resident Choice.
This program designed for national and local Leadership Academy alumni and Executive Management.

Dr. Michael Gillette is a bioethicist who has conducted numerous programs for healthcare organizations nationally and internationally. His interactive style engages his audiences and helps them think critically about ethical decisions in their work and beyond.

Join the Connecticut Leadership Academy Family

We are very excited that there are over 100 national and state Leadership A cademy alumni and Conne cticut.  It's never too early  t o begin thinking about applying for the 2018 Connecticut Leadership Academy.  Applications will be available late summer.

Andrea Bellofiore
Director of Member Programs & Services 
203-678-4477 x11