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Center for Leadership in Education and Health

The University-chartered Center for Leadership in Education and Health brings together five related domains: shared leadership, collaborative interagency practice, professional development, translational research, and scholarship. Fundamental to the success of education and health organizations today is developing and sustaining cadres of competent leaders who can operate in and navigate complex environments. The Center for Leadership provides a venue where individuals from diverse professional disciplines participate jointly in dynamic interdisciplinary professional leadership development and translational research opportunities. With a particular focus on solving important public problems through shared leadership and collaborative interagency practice, the work of the Center for Leadership spans a variety of organizational settings, including Pre-K-20 schools and health and human services organizations.

Initiatives include:
  • Policy Leadership and Advocacy - A series of multi-stakeholder forums focused on public health or education policies posing barriers to traditionally underserved populations.
  • Parent Inquiry – a collaboration with five Connecticut communities to study the role of parent leadership in early childhood success.
  • Best Practices in Nursing – an initiative of the ENHP Department of Nursing to become a Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Academic Best Practice Spotlight Organization
  • Public Health Policy Issue Briefs – a series of research-based, non-partisan issue briefs on Connecticut public health policy in collaboration with the University’s Barney School of Business and other experts from around the state

Center Mission: To advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership in Pre-K-20 schools and health and human services organizations by providing a venue where individuals from diverse professional disciplines can participate jointly in dynamic interdisciplinary professional leadership development and translational research opportunities.

Center Vision: Have cadres of competent leaders who can operate in and navigate complex environments with the goal of enhancing the organizational effectiveness service quality and outcomes of education and health and human services organizations.

For more information on the Center for Leadership in Education and Health, contact Diana LaRocco, Assistant Professor, Department of Education at 860.768.5807 or itr@hartford.edu.