Leadership Greater Waterbury is a personal and career development program which creates lifelong partnerships and develops community awareness among future leaders in civic, professional and community organizations in the Greater Waterbury area. Its goal is to provide a creative, interactive environment for the participants to meet regional leaders and discuss the challenges that affect Greater Waterbury. The program year runs from October through June annually. Recruitment runs through July to September.
Why Leadership Greater Waterbury? Students are exposed to multiple perspectives regarding Greater Waterbury’s challenges, opportunities and assets. During the program they are encouraged to get involved in the Greater Waterbury region. Participants are introduced to regional leaders and facilitators from public, private and nonprofit businesses as well as 300+ alumni. Personal and business coaching through behavioral assessments provided by Cipriano Training, LLC
Who Participates? Lifelong learners with five to 25 years of work experience who are interested in developing their careers, striving to become better leaders and committed to community service.
Leadership Skills Covered:
Recruiting, Leading and Managing Teams
Innovation and Change Management
Communication and Time Management Strategies
Government Relations/Civic Engagement
Media and Public Relations
Project Development and Management Participants are broken up into groups that create and implement a project that address the region’s pressing issues. Each student is responsible to collaborate and contribute on a self-directed community oriented team project. Meetings and time commitments are subject to individual team schedules. Groups are partnered with Alumni Mentors to assist with project implementation