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Listen to Aradhna discuss her leadership journey on the No B******t Marketing Show!

Interested in learning more about our President & CEO, Aradhna Oliphant? Tune into the No BS Marketing Show to listen to her story.


Welcome LP XXXIV!

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

Thank you to LP Alum, Dave Mastovich for featuring us on his blog: MASSolutions


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/

LDI XXIV puts Carrick on the international map!

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

Richard Citrin reflects on CLCV IV Welcome Retreat

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/

Source: http://www.citrinconsulting.com/resilient-wednesday-weekly-memo/a-veteran-tale/


Our Region’s Business features LPI: Building Pipeline of Regional Civic Leaders

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

Executive Director

Economic Development South

Please join LDI XXIV and the Carrick Community on May 6th for PopUp! Pittsburgh

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!

Leadership Pittsburgh CEO to address Waynesburg University’s Class of 2017

Waynesburg University’s annual Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises will be held Sunday, April 30, on the campus of Waynesburg University. Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Migliore will serve as the Baccalaureate speaker, and Aradhna Oliphant will address the Class of 2017 as the Commencement speaker.

Both Oliphant and Migliore will be honored during the Commencement Ceremony with honorary degrees, Doctors of Humane Letters, for the ways in which their lives and personal missions relate to the mission of Waynesburg University.

The celebration will honor approximately 525 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from the Waynesburg campus as well as the University’s additional centers in Cranberry, Monroeville and Southpointe.

Oliphant is delighted to share her commencement address with these future leaders of our region. To read more, please visit: http://www.waynesburg.edu/blog/leadership-pittsburgh-ceo-and-best-selling-author-to-address-class-of-2017

The Leader’s Brain

Great kickoff to the new partnership with CMU’s BrainHub at Leadership Pittsburgh’s Alumni Benefactor Appreciation event. Lots to learn about the Leader’s Brain from Dr. Tim Verstynen!