Public Service

Executive Leadership Collaborative

Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative

Providing Executive Training for Connecticut Public and Nonprofit Sector Professionals

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The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy is proud to present, in partnership with Connecticut’s public sector and nonprofit associations, the Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative. The goal of the Collaborative is to:

  • Provide high-quality, low-cost training and professional development for Connecticut’s public and nonprofit sector professionals,
  • Reduce training costs for the public and nonprofit sector associations, and
  • Provide a shared learning environment that strengthens ties and networks between public sector and nonprofit professionals.

Workshop Schedule
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Performance Measurement: Getting Started and Advanced Toolkits for Public and Nonprofit Agencies
With Lyle Wray, Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and Ron Schack, Principle of Charter Oak Group, LLC.

Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 227
Light lunch provided.

Lyle Wray

Lyle Wray

Ron Schack

Ron Schack

Connecting with Your Stakeholders: A Long-Term Buy-in and a Cultivated Mutual Relationship
With Anita Ford Saunders, Director of Advancement Communications, Trinity College, and Lloyd Duggan, Jr., President, gL Marketing Consultants

Friday, November 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 227
Light lunch provided.

Anita Ford Saunders

Anita Ford Saunders

Lloyd J. Duggan, Jr.

Lloyd J. Duggan, Jr.

Workplace Team Development – Developing & Delivering Solutions in a Collaborative Environment
With Kenya Rutland, KJR Consulting

Friday, December 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 227
Light lunch provided.

Kenya Rutland

Survey Usage and Methods for Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement (SOLD OUT)
With Jennifer Dineen, Ph.D., Program Director, UConn Department of Public Policy’s Graduate Program in Survey Research

Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 216
Light lunch provided.

Jennifer Dineen

Establishing and Maintaining a Harassment-Free Environment in Your Organization: Protecting You, Your Organization, and Your Employees
With Malcom S. Medley, Director of the Office of Field Coordination Programs of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Kessela Reis, National Strategic Partnership Liaison in the Office of Field Coordination Programs at the U.S. EEOC.

Friday, February 21, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 219
Light lunch provided.

Malcom Medley

Practical Performance Evaluation for Practitioners and Funders
With Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Evaluation and Impact Consultant, 35-plus years of experience in state and nonprofit leadership, and author of Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Using Results Based Accountability to Steer Your Agency to Success.

Two Parts:
Fridays, April 17 & April 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Anne McIntyre-Lahner

Essential Skills for Grant-Writing Success: Research, Writing and Assessment Tools to Get Your Grant Applications to Stand Out
With Alyssa Goduti, UConn DPP adjunct professor and President & CEO of Ädelbrook

Friday, April 24, 2020 (CLASS POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBD)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room 228
Light lunch provided.

Alyssa Goduti

Creating, Managing, and Governing Cross-Sector Strategic Collaboratives
With Anne Yurasek, Principal of Fio Partners

Friday, September 25, 2020 (NEW DATE)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hartford Times Building (HTB), Room TBD
Light lunch provided.

Anne Yurasek

Workshop Fees

General Public $299
Members and Grantees of Partner Organizations $199
UConn Department of Public Policy Alumni (including Encore program alumni) $149

Workshop Location

All workshops are held at:

University of Connecticut Hartford Campus
Hartford Times Building (HTB)
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Please use the HTB entrance located on Front Street, across from Barnes & Noble.  Follow posted signs to program.


Connecticut Convention Center Parking Garage
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103