Carnegie Mellon University

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (LPI) is a local nonprofit organization committed to helping the broader Pittsburgh region embrace creativity in its thinking and build bridges of understanding across segments. LPI facilitates two leadership programs, Leadership Pittsburgh and the Leadership Development Initiative. LPI is the foremost multi-disciplinary leadership identification, enrichment and networking organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania dedicated to developing a robust pipeline of diverse civic leaders to serve the region. Graduates and participants of their programs are not afraid to tackle difficult issues or take unpopular stands in order to act as catalysts for positive change in our region. Learn more about their programs below.

Leadership Pittsburgh is an eight-month program for established senior-level leaders. Content area experts from the community serve as faculty to build the capacity of program participants who are leading this community now and will affect change in our region in the coming years. It not only engages and informs the senior leadership of our region’s companies but also creates meaningful bonds with others of their levels and from diverse backgrounds.

Participation is available by nomination only: This program is targeted to senior leaders (college or department leaders) with significant spheres of influence within the community and their organization who has the desire 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 sessions outlined in the schedule
  • Complete the regional policy trip to Harrisburg

The Leadership Development Initiative 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