Leadership in Action Program

Leadership in Action Program

Leadership in Action (LIA) is a beneficial program for both student participants and community agencies. Develop your leadership skills while helping to provide our community partners with a fresh student perspective. Gain hands-on experience by going into the community and working on real-life issues in a team setting.


The format of LIA is that of an interactive case study. As a student participant, you will work alongside our community partners to solve a real organizational issue in a group setting. Together, you’ll generate appropriate recommendations for the organization. Upon the initial planning meeting with the agency, your LIA student team will work on implementation of the task, while learning and practicing the five new leadership techniques emphasized in the program. In addition, you will apply creative thinking and problem-solving techniques.


Projects could range from organizing a fundraiser, planning an event, developing a public outreach strategy, developing a new program, devising a marketing plan, engaging in a mentoring program, etc.


Registrants must have completed the Emerging Leaders Program.


*Only 40 spots available so register now!


Contact Chauncey Alexander, cta13@pitt.edu, for more information.