COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP COURSE FOR VETERANS™CLCV™
The Community Leadership Course for Veterans™ (CLCV™) initiative aims to leverage the skills and experiences of post-9/11 veterans for the betterment of the broader Pittsburgh region. CLCV™ is a newer offering of our thirty-eight year old organization which is recognized as the premier source for identification and connection of leaders across sectors with issues, each other, and with community needs/opportunities.
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. is proud to have served and graduated the inaugural cohort of CLCV™ in 2014.
Through participation in the six month long course, CLCV™ cohort members have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of our region, meet with business and community leaders, as well as utilize their leadership skills to accomplish a community impact project in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This course provides participants with the exposure, experiences and connections that prepare them to tackle the challenges of our community. Bi-weekly sessions cover topics such as corporate landscape, nonprofit landscape, history of Pittsburgh, savvy networking and more. The knowledge and associations obtained through CLCV™ can provide committed participants access to the platforms needed to take on leadership roles within Southwestern Pennsylvania communities.
Community Leadership Course for Veterans applications will be due Friday, February 18, 2022 for the cohort that begins in May 2022. A selection committee reviews applications during the months of March and April. Applicants accepted for admission to Community Leadership Course for Veterans are notified by mid-April.
At least two letters of recommendation from individuals that are familiar with the applicant's abilities and skills, are strongly recommended at the time of application.
Due to the contributions of regional philanthropic organizations and Leadership Pittsburgh alumni, this course is being made available for a nominal tuition fee of $300. Tuition will be due upon acceptance. No application fee is required. The Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Board of Directors does not want tuition to be a barrier to your application, as such scholarships may be made available. Please contact Krissy DeShetler (Krissy@lpinc.org) for questions regarding tuition.
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. adheres to the highest standards of care for community health. We will continue to monitor CDC and local health authorities’ guidelines to determine modality of our programs. Currently our program sessions are being offered in-person unless the virtual modality is better suited for the content of a particular session. All attendees are asked to attend in the one modality that the session is offered in. That is, if the session is offered in-person, all participants are to attend in person; if a session is offered virtually, all participants are to attend virtually. Ample notice is provided should the modality be switched. It is safe to assume that all sessions will be in person unless explicitly stated otherwise. Until modified, all indoor in-person sessions would require face masks covering nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status.
Please know that as a community leadership organization we tend to err on the side of over-caution when it comes to public health. Should you have any concerns or questions about this please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
In addition to an opening retreat, CLCV™ typically meets twice monthly from approximately 4:30–8:30 PM on (usually) Tuesday nights. The schedule is determined several months in advance. Credits are assigned to each session and most activities. Participants are required to earn a predetermined number of credits to complete the program. More credits are offered than required for program completion in order to allow participants flexibility in arranging their personal schedules.
Twelve to fourteen sessions held from May through September focus on exposing participants to the civilian/professional landscape and creating avenues for civic involvement as leaders in the community.
Welcome Orientation and Reception – An orientation/welcome reception is held to kick off the program.
Initial Retreat - Held soon after the welcome orientation and reception, the retreat typically begins on Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday. Attendance is mandatory.
Sessions – Participants meet for learning experiences on topics such as corporate landscape, nonprofit landscape, history of Pittsburgh, savvy networking and more. These sessions focus on topics that expose the participants to community leaders and issues. Leadership sessions typically take place on Tuesday evenings. Participants are expected to attend all regularly scheduled sessions in their entirety and earn sufficient credits to graduate.
Community Impact Projects – CLCV™ participants form teams to implement a Community Impact Project in our community. In addition to meeting a need in the community, the projects provide significant learning experiences for the team members. The project teams meet outside of the regularly scheduled sessions (each team determines its own schedule).
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Please use this separate form to submit a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION that will accompany a potential candidates application.
The Community Leadership Course for Veterans Selection Committee considers letters of recommendation in the application process. We strongly encourage each applicant to submit at least two letters of recommendation from their prior military and/or civilian networks. The letters must demonstrate that the writer has/had a meaningful relationship with the applicant.
Recommendations are due in to the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022. These can be submitted along with your application or separately via the online form; by fax to 412.392.4559; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to our office.