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 email@example.com.
Leadership Development Initiative Timeline
Mail: 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 1110 | Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2393
Overnight Opening Retreat (VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND)
Leadership Development Initiative Sessions
Leadership Development Initiative Facts
Please indicate what sector below describes your organization best.
This information is optional and used for programming purposes only.
Since most sessions are held during normal business hours, the support of your employer/organization is imperative. The applicant is expected to ascertain this support. The head of your business/organization may be contacted.
Supervisor/Head of Sponsoring Organization
Please list the individual within your network (organization/professional/personal) who has been the most influential in your decision to apply to the Leadership Development Initiative program.
In the event of your acceptance into the program, this individual, along with the person listed in the Employer Agreement section above, will be extended an invitation to join you at the LDI Welcome Orientation at the beginning of the program year and at the LDI Commencement Reception at the end.
List past and present employment highlights including employer, job title, dates employed. Should your employment status change after you have submitted your application, please call the LPInc. office at 412.392.4505 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
List educational background, including active military duty and academic awards. Include school(s), dates, degrees awarded.
List in order of importance to you the professional activities (employer-based or professional organizations) in which you have participated. For each activity, state the nature of your participation, including any leadership positions that you held or any special recognition that you received, and the date(s) of your involvement.
List activities (community, civic, political, etc.), current and past, not related to or as an outgrowth of your profession, in which you have participated. For each activity, indicate the nature of your participation, including any leadership positions you held or any special awards/recognition that you received, and the dates of your involvement.
Tell us about an experience or situation in which you assumed a leadership role. What prompted your role as a leader, what actions did you take and what were the results of those actions? (500 word limit)
What is the one major issue facing your community/neighborhood that you, personally, are concerned about? What are your ideas on the situation? (500 word limit)
Describe one life experience that had a significant effect on your personal development. (500 word limit)
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 email@example.com or by calling 412.392.4505.
Recommendations are due to the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. office by 5:00 PM on the FIRST FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER. These can be submitted along with your application or separately via the online form on our website; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to our office.
LPInc. is a non-profit organization: Alumni and institutional donations enable us to offer partial scholarships based on need. These are intended, primarily, for participants from the non-profit sector, especially small non-profit organizations. Participants seeking assistance will be asked to complete a statement of financial need. To request tuition assistance, please call or email the Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. office to request a form (412.392.4505 | email@example.com). This form MUST be submitted by the application deadline. Tuition assistance requests do not impact the selection process.