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Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. now accepting applications for 2017/18 Leadership Pittsburgh, Emerging Leaders programs


Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (LPI) is currently seeking applicants for its 2017 Leadership Pittsburgh and Leadership Development Initiative programs.

The courses are designed to enhance the quality of regional leadership through a robust curriculum that raises awareness of community issues and challenges, features presentations by content experts, engages participants in hands-on learning experiences, connects people across silos and enables exposure to opportunities for service on regional charitable boards.

Applications are currently being accepted for Leadership Pittsburgh, a 10-month program for established senior-level leaders, and Leadership Development Initiative, a nine-month program that provides young leaders with the tools and visibility necessary to affect positive change in the Pittsburgh region. Application deadlines are May 5, Leadership Pittsburgh, and June 2, Leadership Development Initiative. Applications, schedules, and additional information can be found at

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. continually develops new learning and community engagement opportunities for its participants and alumni. Most recently, a new collaboration with BrainHub, a global research initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, has been established to connect LPI constituents with the latest thinking in neuroscience.

As part of this collaboration, on March 29, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. will host Dr. Timothy Verstynen, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Axon (CoAx) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Verstynen’s presentation will explore how dedicated circuitry in the human brain controls the decision-making process, and show how insights from the brain can enable us to make wiser, more effective decisions in dynamic environments.

This presentation is expected to be the first one in what is likely to become a series and involve other partners.

“A key attribute of great leadership is the ability to stay cool and clear-minded under pressure,” says Aradhna Oliphant, president and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. “Successful, respected leaders demonstrate the ability to make good choices while assessing past experiences, and the potential for both good and bad outcomes. Leadership Pittsburgh’s collaboration with BrainHub aligns with our mission of equipping current and emerging leaders with learning opportunities that foster new thinking, strengthen their leadership skills, and enhance their ability to serve in the community and in the workplace.”

Details on Leadership Pittsburgh and Leadership Development Initiative programs can be accessed at


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