Carnegie Mellon University

Leadership Development Initiative

The Leadership Development Initiative, offered by Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., is an eight-month long program for high-potential young professionals. This creative and innovative leadership training program utilizes data-driven training models of our faculty and provides access to experts who share their experiences as our community grooms the talented professionals who will lead this region in the coming years. The program strengthens the bonds of this highly mobile talent pool with others in their cohort and with the region and serves as a retention and engagement tool for our area’s businesses and nonprofit.

Participation is available by nomination only: This program is targeted to emerging leaders within an organization who wish to develop their leadership skills and form connections with colleagues to expand his/her/their knowledge of the region. To successfully complete the program, participants must be willing to:

  • Participate in the introductory overnight retreat
  • Complete the monthly/bi-monthly sessions outlined in the schedule
  • Complete community impact project: PopUp! Pittsburgh