Hesselbein Lecture featuring multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo: Friday, Feb. 19, 1:00 pm
In this virtual event, “Transforming Systems Through Art,” Shaun Leonardo will share insight into repairing the harms of systemic racism through initiatives like Assembly, a nonprofit program he founded to fight mass incarceration through arts education.
Leonardo’s multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice, anchored by his work in Assembly—a diversion program for court-involved youth at the Brooklyn-based, nonprofit Recess—is participatory and invested in a process of embodiment.
This event is free and open to the public.
Calling all Nonprofits! Application now open for Mutual of America's Community Partnership Award
Annually, nonprofit organizations from across the country that are helping to move our nation forward by building healthier, more equitable communities are recognized by Mutual of America.
Mutual of America awards $100,000 to one national award-winning program and produces a documentary video of that program. In addition, four honorable mention recipients will receive a $50,000 grant.
Completed Community Partnership Award applications must be submitted no later than April 1, 2021.
Louis Carter’s Best Practice Institute to Facilitate Study on Most Loved Workplaces
The Forum will partner with Best Practice Institute to study small and mid-sized businesses around the United States, and will focus on helping leaders to build a work culture that employees will love and that will empower companies to support the workforce of tomorrow.
The initial year-long study will begin with companies participating in an employee survey that was designed through years of research, and which will provide leaders with areas of success and necessary areas of improvement to be considered a Most Loved Workplace. The survey will be readministered throughout 2020 to determine progress, and the results will be featured in the December 2021 issue of the Forum's Leader to Leader Journal.
Alan Mulally, former CEO of Boeing and Ford to Match all December donations!
Former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and The Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally, will match all donations on Giving Tuesday and through the month of December up to $50,000 to help ensure that Frances Hesselbein’s “To Serve Is To Live” leadership philosophy will continue to inspire students preparing to be public servants and leaders at every level, in every sector.
"My approach to leadership has always been to first recognize that it is an honor to serve. Frances has dedicated her life to serving, and she has contributed to meaningful and compelling visions for countless organizations. Frances is someone I talk with about leadership, and her commitment to continuously improving, contributing, and serving, is very inspiring to me," said Mulally.
Brigette Bethea to Serve as the Hesselbein Forum’s Executive Coach, Mentoring Students and Advising Faculty during Spring Semester
Brigette M. Bethea, Owner and Lead Strategist of ULEAD, a training and development firm, whose career has spanned the intelligence, defense, public education, and nonprofit sector, has been named the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum’s first virtual Executive Coach in the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
As Executive Coach, Ms. Bethea will support GSPIA students, faculty, and staff through leadership development workshops, one-on-one mentoring and coaching, network building, and class visits beginning this month, through the 2021 spring semester.
"Work Is Love Made Visible" Awarded One of the Top "Must-Read" Leadership Books of 2020
Frances Hesselbein's latest book, "Work is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose From the World's Greatest Thought Leaders," was recently awarded one of the Top Must-Read Leadership Books of 2020.
The award recognizes books on leadership that are "must-reads." It outlines 33 Best Leadership Books of 2020, and features "Work is Love Made Visible" as one of the top leadership books.
Hesselbein Forum launches 2020 Crowdfunding Campaign!
With more than 70 years of public service—and still going strong—few individuals have had as profound and as far-reaching of an impact on educating future leaders in all sectors as University of Pittsburgh distinguished alumna Frances Hesselbein.
Our goal is to raise $30,000 over the course of this campaign (through 12/31/20), which will support the Forum’s student-centered leadership development activities for one year. We have established this crowdsourcing tool so that leaders at every level who have been inspired by Frances might have the opportunity to give back.
Fall Hesselbein Lecture: Heather Anderson, CEO Global Health Corps
In this distinctive, virtual keynote, Heather Anderson, CEO Global Health Corps, shared insight based on her experience training leaders and collaborating with diverse partners while working toward solving complex health challenges.
This is the sixth in a series of Hesselbein Forum Lectures and was a *virtual* event, free and open to the public.
Fall Leader to Leader Journal
According to Leader to Leader Managing Editor, Bruce Rosenstein, "Workplaces are coming to grips with racial injustice, as they continue to contend with a pandemic and the attendant human and economic misery. While this entire issue is relevant for these and related topics, beginning with Frances Hesselbein’s powerful column “Battling Racial Injustice,” we open with two articles in particular that focus on racial injustice (and related areas) inside and outside the workplace."
Authors include Mary-Frances Winters, CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., Marilyn Gist, professor and associate dean, Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., Kevin Vallely, an explorer, leadership mentor, author, and architect, and Amy Posey, a leadership facilitator, keynote speaker, and former executive at The AIP Group and Deloitte.
Leader to Leader Journal Honored with 2020 Apex Awards for Excellence
Apex Awards for Publication Excellence again recognized the Forum's quarterly Leader to Leader Journal in two categories: Magazines, Journals and Tabloids for Writing Excellence and Writing - Regular Departments & Columns.
The award-winning entry for Writing was Leader to Leader #92, Spring 2019 which included social entrepreneur Bill Strickland and Harvard Business School leadership professor Amy Edmondson, among other seasoned authors.
Summer Leader to Leader Journal
According to Leader to Leader Managing Editor, Bruce Rosenstein, "If the events of recent months have taught us anything, it's that for the world to move further ahead in better, more sustainable ways, we will have to do many things differently. That goes especially for leaders, who found themselves over-night in dangerous and unfamiliar territory."
Authors include Alex Soojung‐Kim Pang, who offers his perspective on shorter work weeks, former corporate executive and therapist Kathy Caprino, and former U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania, Frederick W. Thieman.
Leadership Landscape Survey Results, "Leading Through Coronavirus"
In the spring of 2020, we surveyed our Hesselbein community of leaders, representing the public, private and social sectors. 50 leaders were eager to share with us their own challenges and digital opportunities during this uncertain time.
Nearly 40% of leaders cited difficulty working in an uncertain environment, as it relates to their work goals and future planning.
Overwhelmingly, leaders shared that their professional roles have taken on a new, deeply supportive dimension.