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Center for Professional Development Introduces Award-Winning “Leadership Challenge” Program

Posted 05/11/2011
Posted by Meagan Fazio

The Center for Professional Development at the University of Harford is launching the Leadership Challenge, a nationally recognized, award-winning training program for seasoned leaders in senior management positions. The program, based on extensive research of the five practices of exemplary leadership that characterize the most effective leaders, was developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge.

“A key difference between this seminar and other leadership training is that each participant goes through a 360 degree individualized assessment prior to the seminar,” says Eileen Peltier, senior director of the University’s Center for Professional Development. “The feedback from the assessment is then examined through the lens of the five key principles of leadership. This results in a personalized training experience that not only enhances leadership abilities, but promotes personal and professional growth of the participants.”

The Center for Professional Development is offering free previews on Wednesday, May 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 24 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford.

The full two-day Leadership Challenge Workshop will take place at the University of Hartford from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Call 860.768.5619 or visit to register for the free preview and/or for the seminar.

Fortune 500 companies as well as public sector organizations and business schools have chosen Leadership Challenge as part of their curriculum because it is practical, behavior-based and anchored in leadership practices that emerged from more than 18 years of research with more than 60,000 people. For more information, visit

The Center for Professional Development provides career development, training, education, and consulting services for individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations. Located on the University of Hartford’s Asylum Avenue Campus, it has served adults from across Connecticut since 1968. To learn more, visit the Center’s website at