School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

705 Libermann Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5600
Fax: 412.396.5072

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    Leadership Topics

    Previous Leadership Breakfast Series Topics

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Look Before You Lead: Leadership Starts Within
    Facilitator: Michelle Tate

    This session, derived from John Maxwell's book Leadership 101 "What Every Leader Needs to Know", is designed to help you develop your leadership ability and increase your personal and organizational success. Whether your desire is to build a business, strengthen your team, or reach the world, the first step in achieving it is raising your own level of leadership.
    View a live video of the March 11, 2014 session

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Servant Leadership: A Practical View of Its Advantages
    Facilitator: Tom Crea

    Servant Leadership is a timeless concept, focusing primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. This session will offer a review and lively discussion of Robert Greenleaf's thesis on servant leadership.
    View a live video of the April 1, 2014 session

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Identifying, Developing and Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Leadership and Succession Planning
    Facilitator: Dr. Gerald Groves

    This presentation will help the audience to better understand the importance and process of succession planning for current and future leaders. In addition to this macro-learning objective, several more specific micro-objectives will also be addressed.
    View a live video of the May 13, 2014 session

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Implementing your Change Management Plan for Sustained Results
    Facilitator: Sonia Layne-Gartside

    Are you planning a change initiative? Or in the midst of implementing a change management plan in your organization? Utilizing insights on change management best practices, this session will show you how to execute your change plan more effectively (you'll be seen as a hero).
    View a live video of the June 10, 2014 session

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Leader and Passion: Two Words That Will Flip Your World
    Facilitator: Frank Lehner

    Leader and Passion, these two words -frequently used and overused in workplace and public spheres- remain mysterious and often illusive in practice. This lively session brings leader and passion to life, clarifying the essential relation between the two and offering practical implications for everyday leading, living, and thriving.
    View a live video of the July 15, 2014 session

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Empowering Your Team: Recruiting, Retaining and Inspiring Women in the Workplace
    Panel Discussion

    This panel will engage in a lively discussion to address issues in the ever-changing workplace regarding the self-empowerment for women. Also, building awareness of generational differences, and the critical component that networking and continued education has in providing women with the necessary tools for success. The discussion will be advantageous for both men and women in navigating the workplace.
    View a live video of the August 12 session

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Toxic Workplace Behavior: The Leader's Role for Resolution
    Facilitator: Dr. Mitch Nickols

    The workplace culture should be one in which people come to work, do their jobs, and get rewarded for what they do. Too often the workplace becomes toxic and often unhealthy and unbearable. In this session, we will discuss the importance of the leader's role as a key component in creating a healthy, positive culture where productivity can flourish.
    View a live video of the September 9, 2014 session

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Let's Get Engaged!
    Facilitator: Jeff Tobe

    During this highly interactive session, you will learn the importance of getting your people engaged at what they do every day. Engagement contributes directly to your bottom line. We will explore the essential components of engagement such as creativity, commitment, accountability and communication, so that it will ultimately have an effect on the ‘customer' experience with YOUR organizations and companies.
    View a live video of the October 7, 2014 session

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Successful Leadership - What Does It Take? A Candid Conversation with Leaders Around the Region

    Panel Discussion
    Leadership is a tricky concept. Is it innate or learned? Who needs it the most? What traits define a strong leader? This panel of experienced leaders will engage in an enlightening and insightful dialogue about leadership and the critical components that all leaders need to possess.
    View a live video of the November 4, 2014 session

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Emotional Intelligence: A Different Kind of Smart
    Co-Facilitators: Jane Patterson Abbate and Bill Abbate

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the essential building block in a leader's ability to create the right climate for success. Outstanding leaders at all levels of the organization, from front line supervisors to CEO, understand the link between emotions, behavior and performance. Learn the five areas of emotional intelligence and key skills you can implement that can result in immediate improvement of your EQ.
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - Life Is a Team Event: Applying Leadership Principles to Everyday Life
    Facilitator: T.S. Jones, Major General USMC, Retired

    True success in life is dependent on your growth - both personally and professionally. This dynamic session will help you develop the essential skills of self-awareness and importance of communication, trust, cooperation, and acceptance of the team members of your life. Learn how leadership principles apply to everyday work, life, and relationships. MEPS is a dynamic tool representing the four, potential dimensions of everyone's character: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual development. Explore and come on an exciting journey to grow and expand your own development.
    View a live video of the March 10, 2015 session

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Leading with Purpose: The Soul of Leadership
    Facilitator: Dr. Kathy Humphrey

    Do you ever reflect on what enlightens you? What sparks you? What engages you? On the quest to become a great leader, you possess the ability to connect, with your employees, your organization, but primarily with yourself. These connections are vital to your fulfilment of leading with your ‘soul'. The soul of a leader is in the Knowing, Being and Doing. During this lively session, you will engage in reflecting, thinking, growing your own dynamic qualities and infuse the energy to create a positive aura in your life. Join in engaging discussion on how to use your ‘soulful' gifts, talents, and specially-designed tools to create the leader in you - the very essence of who you are - who you desire to become.
    View a live video of the April 7, 2015 session

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Edge: Staying Inspired!
    Facilitator: Dr. John Stanko

    Do you feel stifled and bored in your daily work? Are you having fun while you work or in your life? Do you even believe that is possible? During this highly interactive session you will identify the gremlins that keep you from expressing your creativity, imagination, and curiosity, and which are often the same gremlins that prevent you from finding and flowing in your life purpose. Learn how to unleash, stimulate, stretch, and guide your creativity - personally and professionally.
    View a live video of the May 12, 2015 session