Global Training & Development Institute

The University of Connecticut’s Global Training and Development Institute (GTDI) fosters global sustainable development, citizenship, and cross-cultural understanding by providing individuals from around the world with transformational learning experiences. Since 1961, more than 10,000 government officials, business and non-profit leaders, and university students from 130 countries have participated in the Institute’s education and training programs. Learn More...

Team Members

Roy Pietro, Ed.D., Director
Email: roy.pietro@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-4252


Laura Labato, Program Assistant II
Email: laura.labato@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-0235


Jack Barry, Post-Doctoral Fellow & Academic Coordinator
Email: jack.barry@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-0235

In 2018, the University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI) was brought under GTDI. UCAELI has provided English instruction to more than 3,000 students from countries throughout the world since 1990. UCAELI supports all students in pursuit of their goals by providing high quality instruction and access to the university’s academic, professional, social and cultural resources.   Learn More...

Team Members

Jeannie Slayton, Ph.D., Associate Director of UCAELI
Email: jeannie.slayton@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-8484