Leadership Fairfield County is a professional development program that offers exposure to the region’s most important issues, presented by an exceptional faculty of business, government, non-profit and educational leaders.
Its class consists of accomplished, high performing peers selected from 20 different companies and organizations.
With an intense focus on the participant’s personal network development, the program also provides facilitated roundtable dialogues over in-session lunches and features C-suite executives from Fortune 1000 companies as guests in several private luncheon roundtables throughout the program year. All sessions will include consideration of the mega-trends of globalization, demographics and technology.
Get access to the over 450 executives who have participated in Leadership Fairfield County in the past two decades, makes connections with the region’s decision makers and involve yourself in the issues impacting the region.
Sessions are held on Fridays from 8:30AM – 3:30PM in different, subject-appropriate locations around the region. Most days include multiple sites; all involve extensive interaction with presenters and among the class. Issue briefings, requiring about 20 minutes of reading, are distributed one week in advance of each session. While subjects and dates are set, minor adjustments in the sequence in which the sessions are offered may occur in order to accommodate the needs of our faculty.
A secure parking location is provided on days when the class travels as a group.
March 2 & March 3 Orientation Dinner and Connecticut State GovernmentMarch 2: Orientation Dinner and team building program
March 3: State Government: Effective and Affordable? Travel to Hartford. Elected officials, journalists, lobbyists and executive branch leaders present the inside story and take questions. 2016 faculty included Governor Dannel Malloy, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, OPM Secretary Ben Barnes and CT Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff.
March 31: Health CareMarch 31: Health Care: Health care issues and realities facing Fairfield County. The challenge of expanding access and protecting quality, at an affordable price, in an industry that is more than 20% of US GDP.
May 5: Infrastructure and ResilienceMay 5: Infrastructure and Resilience: Transportation, energy, emergency readiness, telecommunications, broadband, water and sewage are the foundations of modern economies. How are we doing in a time of fiscal constraint and climate change?
June 2: Human CapitalJune 2: Human Capital: The development of human capital is a life-span investment by society. How is Fairfield County addressing the continuum of human capital development?
July 14: Criminal JusticeJuly 14: Where does incarceration fit in a “Second Chance” society? Who goes to jail in Connecticut and why? What are incarceration trends? Who gets a second chance? Why is the state Corrections budget an issue for business? What initiatives address re-entry? (Facility visit)
September 15: Innovation and EntrepreneurshipSeptember 15: New spaces, faces and ideas in Entrepreneurship in Fairfield County’s emerging economic ecosystem
October 27: DisruptionOctober 27: Disruption: The information age, with its ubiquity of data and screens, have changed everything. The day will explore how business models are being disrupted and are transforming in Fairfield County.
To maximize individual participation, enrollment in the Leadership Fairfield County will be limited to 25 people. Candidates should be selected according to their leadership potential, their desire to learn more about the region and their interest in community service roles.
Tution for LFC is $3,250 per person for corporate and professional services firms, $1,750 for entrepreneurs and $1,500 for participants from the non-profit and government sectors.
Please contact Cynthia Lyon for more information about the 2017 Leadership Fairfield County class.