About Western Connecticut Leadership

Western Connecticut Leadership (WCL), an extraordinary program for proven leaders and accomplished professionals has provided in-depth understanding of current Connecticut issues and community needs. Sessions have included behind-the-scenes site visits and off-the-record conversations with key leaders from Connecticut’s nonprofit and public sectors.

A program of Connecticut Community Foundation, Western Connecticut Leadership has aimed to match need with know-how and has culminated in participants’ engagement in meaningful board and volunteer opportunities.

In 2020, Connecticut Community Foundation will introduce a new strategic plan. The plan is emerging following a comprehensive year-long process that has involved the input of hundreds of people, a detailed assessment of community needs, and careful consideration of the Foundation’s mission, vision, values and priorities for the coming years. The adoption of the plan will launch an implementation phase as the Foundation considers what changes are in order across all of its work to ensure that its efforts are aligned with the plan.

In order to allow us to absorb the WCL evaluation report and the new strategic plan, the Foundation has decided to pause the WCL program, meaning we will not be holding the nine-day program in the fall of 2020. During this time, program graduates can continue to participate in ongoing WCL alumni events which offer an easy and rewarding way to stay connected and further build upon the rich foundation laid during the nine-session program.