PopUp! Pittsburgh is a project presented by Huntington Bank, powered by Leadership Development Initiative XXIV in partnership with Neighborhood Allies, Economic Development South, LUMA Institute and the Birmingham Foundation.
Join LDI XXIV and our sponsors as they draw attention to Carrick as a community of opportunity – showcasing and celebrating the individuals making a difference for this historically important Pittsburgh neighborhood. There will be an opportunity for adults and children to share their stories and participate in community-building activities.
The day will unveil an INSIDE OUT public art installation that captures the faces of those who call Carrick home to symbolize the past, present, and future of the community.
To learn more about the day, visit: http://popuppittsburgh.com/2017-popup-inside-out-carrick/
We hope to see you there!
Prior to being nominated by my company, I was unfamiliar with the Leadership Pittsburgh organization and programs. I had no idea what to expect from the program. As I discussed the program with past alumni, I was amazed at the feedback from LP and LDI graduates. Everyone raved about the program and the strong alumni network. I was actually somewhat doubtful of the feedback – how is it possible that so many people could speak so highly of a program? I have been through a number of development programs and expected LDI to be similar to my past experiences. However, after completing the program, I can attest to the fact that LDI is unlike any of the other development programs that I have completed.
By participating in the program, I had the unique opportunity to interact with a diverse group of individuals. Our cohort had people from a variety of professions and backgrounds. However, the program taught me about different personalities and different leadership styles, and how a diverse group of individuals can work towards a common goal. I was amazed at how much our cohort was able to accomplish and how, as a group, we were able to navigate difficult situations. Our group still stays in contact and meets on a regular basis.
Many of the leadership skills that were presented during the program were familiar to me in concept, but the curriculum provided me with greater insight on how to hone these leadership skills and extend my knowledge to others. I frequently use the concepts presented in LDI with the team that I manage at work. We talk frequently about the importance of “white space initiative”, followership and organizational savvy. I believe that LDI enabled me to be a more adaptive leader, which is extremely important for my employer.
Shortly after graduating from LDI XXII, I was promoted into a new role where I had responsibility for a team. I believe that the program helped me to better lead my new team. It also helped me to work better with cross functional teams, where I may not have authority, but need to lead these teams towards achieving our business objectives.
The LDI program taught me how to interact with a large group of highly talented individuals and, as a group, work towards a common goal. I believe that this is an invaluable skill. The program is truly a “learning lab” unlike other development or leadership programs. Based on what I learned from the program, I would highly recommend the program to other potential leaders.
Jenalle Brewer, LDI XXII
Director of Marketing & Product Management
Calgon Carbon Corporation
“The LDI program was a great way for me to build a network and realize my potential as a future leader. I walked away with an increased awareness and a greater appreciation for all types of leaders. The programs have inspired me to be a more courageous leader, having been given the confidence to speak respectfully on behalf of issues directly facing my organization and the community at large.
LDI provided a solid foundation for my leadership style. It helped me recognize my strengths, identify areas of improvement and most importantly, learn how to best utilize and address both areas. As my career path led me to join the management team as the Network Development Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, I then found myself returning to Leadership Pittsburgh for the LP program.
Leadership Pittsburgh’s programs take you out of your comfort zone, which inspires growth. You meet and work with people you may not have ever done otherwise. It’s a great experience to learn about yourself, learn about others and learn about the region and all it has to offer.”
Charlese McKinney, LDI XII, LP XXX
Network Development Director
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Photo credit: Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette
“This event shows a community that works together and lives together. Just like any community, it has good and bad,” says Rev. Thomas Mitchell. He and nearly 200 others came out despite the rain to celebrate Wilkinsburg during Link on Penn on Saturday afternoon. Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative XXIII teamed up with the Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project’s annual block party and Huntington Bank to present the free community celebration. Among those supporting the event were Huntington Bank’s Clarence Jackson, Leadership Pittsburgh’s incoming board chair Dolly Ellenberg with Curt, the PG’s Steve Spolar, Tim Murdoch, Deborah Murdoch, Kendra Kasznel, Christine Musial, Jenalle Brewer and Laura Snavely, Joel Acie and Stacy Trumble.
…“Every year we select an emerging neighborhood and we work to showcase it, because we look at neighborhoods as assets,” said Aradhna Oliphant (with Grant), CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh. The Listening Tent had audio stories told by Wilkinsburg residents and gathered by members of the 23rd Leadership class. “There are so many stories. We talked to over 50 people,” said Rick Peifly. Hear the stories at www.storycorps.me. Search for Wilkinsburg stories.”
To read the full article, please visit: http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2016/05/23/Link-on-Penn-celebrates-the-community-of-Wilkinsburg/stories/201605230027
“I applied to Leadership Development Initiative because I wanted to become more involved in the Pittsburgh community, but I did not know where to begin. And that’s exactly what I walked away with! Leadership Pittsburgh opened the door for me to gain a better perspective on how to serve the community.
After graduating from LDI, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. provided me with another great opportunity to continue to develop leadership skills by participating in Leadership OnBoard. I served a ten-month term on Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s board of directors. I was able to learn about the structure of non-profit organizations, how to be an effective board member and how to utilize my skills and resources to contribute to the organization I’m serving.”
Daniel Robb, LDI XXII
Senior Process Improvement Specialist
“As a young professional, I applied to LDI with the goal to expand my career, network and understanding of the business community in Pittsburgh. Not only did I add new connections to my network, but I also gained a better sense of the concerns, issues and initiatives of our communities and who was working to address them.
I graduated from LDI ten years ago. Pittsburgh was at the beginning of its transformation – much of the program discussion was on transportation, infrastructure and the loss of young talent. Since then, our city has turned the corner. Young professionals are staying in Pittsburgh, and pursuing rewarding careers at Pittsburgh-based companies large and small. I have to think a lot of what was discussed during my time with LDI helped our community achieve this transformation and many of the leaders that spoke to our group, as well as my fellow classmates, were influential in making the change.
LDI broadened my perspective of our city and how the business community impacts economic development, standards and growth.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm in Wilkinsburg, PA (Intersection of Penn Avenue and Center Street)
Link on Penn, PopUp! Pittsburgh Project, presented by Huntington Bank and powered by Leadership Development Initiative XXIII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc, will feature live performances by Westinghouse Band INK and Grace Band, other family friendly fun including balloon animals, face painting, police and fire trucks, 3 on 3 basketball, make & take arts and crafts, Saturday Light Brigade, local flavor, stories about Wilkinsburg (#wilkinsburgstories), and more!
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