University of Pittsburgh

Student Leadership Summit

Schedule Highlights from 2014 Summit:

  Summit Participants


Leadership Presence: How Are You Communicating Yours?

Being perceived as leadership material is essential to being selected and promoted into leadership positions. Communication including listening, thinking and speaking on your feet; the ability to read an audience or situation, and appearance and positive body language, all contribute to a person's perceived leadership presence. Explore the various communication competencies you can maximize to convey compelling verbal and non-verbal messages about your leadership presence in our global marketplace.

The Entrepreneurial and Innovative Spirit of a LePicture of Pitt Group and othersader

Did you ever wonder how some leaders seem to have a knack for creating and sustaining dynamic businesses, organizations, or programs? This workshop will explore the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of leaders who demonstrate the essential qualities for success in a changing world.

Creating the Culture of an Organization

Among an increasingly diverse and educated workforce, global leaders would do well to construct an organizational culture where people feel inspired to express themselves creatively and take ownership in the mission. How might one build an organization where others confidently take risks and make decisions.  

Finding Your Passion to Serve: Leading Others in an Age of Me

A reflection and conversation on the rewards of service and civic engagement. How do you motivate yourself and others to step up and make a difference?

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Leading with Purpose: Inspiring Integrity in Those You Lead

At a time when ethical leadership seems hard to come by, how might you break the trend to be someone who leads with integrity? How might you identify your core values, a moral framework, and strategies that will motivate others to do the same? This session will discuss how to create an ethical culture in which you and others flourish both personally and professionally.


Cultivating Resiliency and Success in the Face of Failure

This interactive presentation will illustrate the necessity of forging collaborations to build resilience and thereby take decisive action.


Developing Your Cultural IQ: Leading Across a Diverse Landscape

This presentation will discuss the challenges of leading in contexts which bring together diverse organizational and national cultures and develop strategies to create equity and inclusion among the organization. The discussion will focus on the effects one’s culture has on leadership and how to utilize a cultural framework

to understand another person’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.


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Hesselbein Lecture Program including all program participants


Integrity • Excellence • Diversity • innovation • collaboration