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.

  • “I had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse, talented, committed group of leaders who all came to Quest with different backgrounds, expectations, and leadership styles.”

    Maureen Caye
    Maureen Caye Associate Director, Underwriting National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare

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
  • Contributing by leading through others

2019 Quest Taskforces

Term: Jan – Oct
Target: Mid-Career Professionals
Cost: See Tuition Scale

2020 Program Dates

Jan. 16
Jan. 27-28
Feb. 20
Mar. 19
Apr. 23
May 21
June 18
July 23
Aug. 20
Sept. 24
Oct. 22
Orientation (Evening)
Overnight Opening Retreat
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
Commencement


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

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