Check out the Pittsburgh Business Times article here and join us in congratulating the initial cohort of Lead Now Pittsburgh: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/12/11/leadership-pittsburgh-starts-new-initiative.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2017-12-11&u=owmEuL7aaYSXmZAxRiA7lwiAQbU&t=1513023826&j=79323481
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. has launched a major new initiative with the support of The Heinz Endowments to develop and cultivate the region’s ranks of transformational community leaders to help meet the social and economic opportunities and challenges arising from the region’s ongoing resurgence.
To read more, please click here for more information from the Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/12/11/Lead-Now-Pittsburgh-nonprofits-leadership-Heinz-Endowments-grant-Leadership-Pittsburgh/stories/201712110127
Please join us in welcoming the newest Leadership Pittsburgh class, LP XXXIV! Thank you to The Pittsburgh Business Times for showcasing our newest cohort of LP: Exclusive: Leadership Pittsburgh announces latest class
GREAT LEADERS ARE MADE. BUT FIRST, THEY’RE BORN.
Please check out LP XX alum, Dave Mastovich’s recent blog post sharing his own personal experience through the Leadership Pittsburgh program and his thoughts on leadership.
Blog post link: http://massolutions.biz/great-leaders-made-first-theyre-born/
Most recently, the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) XXIV class produced their PopUp! Pittsburgh Project in the Pittsburgh community of Carrick. The project was presented by Huntington Bank with support from Neighborhood Allies, Economic Development South and The Birmingham Foundation.
The project was INSIDE OUT: Carrick.
This project literally put the community Carrick on an international map of community based projects that have been produced around the world. To learn more visit: http://www.insideoutproject.net/en/group-actions/usa-pittsburgh-1
A Veteran’s Tale
By Dr. Richard Citrin
This past weekend I had to the opportunity to co-facilitate a workshop for the 4th Community Leadership Course for Veterans, which is a program of Leadership Pittsburgh. This experience provides a group of post 9/11 veterans, from every branch of military services, the opportunity to participate in a six-month course that helps them become engaged community leaders.
One of their activities was a low rope course in which they work as a team to climb a big wall, balance their entire team on a big octagonal teeter-totter, and navigate their way across 3 stations and over an “alligator pit.” After each exercise, we had a chance to debrief and discuss their individual and team learnings.
Putting aside their physical capacity (these are all veterans!) it was amazing to see how their actions reflected a resilient mindset. For example at the wall climb they chose the high wall over the low wall. When they approached the teeter-totter, they were planful about how they tackled it and engaged the engineer in the group so they had a plan and better chance of success.
As all teams do in these exercises, it took a number of failures before they reached success and with each passing failure, they studied what they did wrong and what they could do right. While they may have missed a few resilience strategies such as celebrating victories and seeking consensus, they caught on soon enough which then led to accomplishing the next goal more effectively and efficiently.
For sure, these young vets will make great community leaders and provide a solid future for our community and themselves. They know about adversity and how to grow from it.
To join the discussion on this topic, please go to Richard’s blog at: http://www.citrinconsulting.com/blog/
Tune into the 42 minute mark for her portion.
Leadership Pittsburgh is building a pipeline of future civic leaders in our region through their Leadership Pittsburgh and Leadership Development Initiative. Program participants join the President and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, Aradhna Oliphant, to talk about the programs, its impact and how you can apply.
Special thank you to:
Bridget Daley, LDI XXIV
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney
Greg Jones, LP XXXIII
Economic Development South