For an organization to enjoy sustained success in the community, the roots it puts down must come from the people within it. Quest unites high-performing mid-career professionals from many different sectors — nonprofit, government, education, business — around the idea of growing stronger together through collaborative leadership and social responsibility.

A core component of the program is community engagement. Participants connect with the community to identify needs and form diverse task forces to address these needs. Since 1986, these task forces have developed projects related to children and youth, community and economic development, arts and culture, support for the homeless and more. The experience creates a process for self discovery and growth – Quest participants return to their organizations with stronger relational and leadership skills that they also apply to the communities in which they live and work.

More about Quest

Quest offers a unique, experiential approach to leadership training. Over the course of ten months, participants engage in workshops, field experiences, and individual coaching focused on advanced leadership practices. A key element is the community impact project — a leadership learning laboratory — that provides vital experience and exposure to the region’s assets and challenges.

Quest workshops address a broad range of topics, including:

  • Communication, influencing, and networking skills
  • Learning and leveraging one’s leadership style
  • Collaborative decision-making and collective problem solving
  • Embedded Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging concepts and frameworks

Quest Testimonials

Quest Testimonial by Janine McMahon
Quest Testimonial by Maura Fitzgerald
Quest Testimonial by Luis Rivera
Quest Testimonial by David Doherty

Term: February – December
Target: Mid-Career Professionals
Cost: See Tuition Scale
Schedule: 2024 Schedule

We are now accepting applications for Quest 2024!

Complete a Quest Application!

Join a Quest Info Session to learn more!

January 18th

12:00 – 1:00PM

E-mail Mae for more details!

Mae Maloney
Senior Program Director
860.206.5072
mae.maloney@leadershipgh.org

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