Leadership Development Initiative Application

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 LDI cohort has been extended to Friday, September 4, 2020.

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Leadership Development Initiative Eligibility

High potential emerging leaders identified within their own organizations as rising stars who have a desire to hone their leadership skills for the long-term benefit of their organization, an interest in community service, a curiosity about the Pittsburgh region, and a willingness to commit time to the LDI program are invited to apply. No formal “invitation to apply” is required to initiate your application.

For more information, please contact Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. at 412.392.4505 or info@lpinc.org.

Leadership Development Initiative Timeline

FIRST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER Applications must be in the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. office by 5:00 PM

Online: www.lpinc.org

Email: info@lpinc.org

Mail: 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 1110 | Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2393

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER Selection Process
EARLY OCTOBER Invitations emailed to accepted applicants
LATE OCTOBER Leadership Development Initiative Welcome Orientation & Reception

Overnight Opening Retreat (VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND)

Leadership Development Initiative Sessions

  • LDI sessions typically take place on one to two Thursday(s) a month, Sep/Oct through June, in the afternoon. Most sessions will run from 1:00–5:00 PM.
  • Please refer to the program schedule for the specific timeframe of each session. The calendar for the year is available at least six months prior to the application deadline.
  • Sessions focus on leadership skills within the context of community.
  • Each session location is different.
  • Credits are assigned to each session; graduation is dependent upon completion of a required number of credits.

Leadership Development Initiative Facts

  • Tuition is currently $3,700 (this is subject to change in the future) and is non-refundable. Early applications are encouraged. Incentive tuition price for applications submitted by the first Friday in August is $3,400. All parts of the application must be complete to be considered. Payment is expected only after selection.
  • LPInc. is a nonprofit organization: Alumni and institutional donations enable us to offer partial scholarships based on need. These are intended, primarily, for participants from the nonprofit sector, especially small nonprofit organizations. To apply for tuition assistance, please request a tuition assistance form from LPInc. (info@lpinc.org) and return it to the LPInc. office with your application. Tuition assistance requests do not impact the selection process.
  • Payment plans are available upon request.
  • In order to allow for busy professional schedules, a higher number of “credits” are offered than required for graduation (e.g. 36 credits offered; 31 are required for graduation). Participants should plan to attend all of the regularly scheduled sessions in their entirety.
  • The Leadership Development Initiative Selection Committee considers letters of recommendation in the application process. We strongly encourage each applicant to submit at least two letters of recommendation. Successful applications in prior years tend to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s CEO/head of business unit in addition to recommendations from LPInc. alumni. A copy of our directory can be requested by emailing info@lpinc.org or by calling 412.392.4505.