Symposiums and Seminars

The Johnson Institute is committed to providing a public forum for dialogue on current issues of leadership and ethics in public service and to providing technical support in this regard for organizations in Pittsburgh and beyond.  

CORO Leadership Luncheon Series

The Johnson Institute co-sponsored a three-part summer luncheon series for young professionals with CORO Pittsburgh. Each addressed strategies for leadership development and career management. Speakers were:

1) Audrey Murrell, Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, Katz Graduate School of Business,Watch Video

2) Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Promise,Watch Video

3) Christina Gabriel, President of the University Energy Partnership,Watch Vide

KaBoom! How One Man Built a Movement

The Johnson Institute joined with the Institute for Social Innovation at CMU, to host Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, an award winning, not-for-profit based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to building playgrounds in at-risk communities with public and private partnerships. He was joined by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in a lively public forum.Watch Video

Pay Equity and Negotiation Forum

The Johnson Institute sponsored a workshop dealing with pay equity for women in the workforce. The event featured the research of Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University professor and author of Women Don’t Ask and Peggy Morrison Outon of the 74% Project, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Robert Morris University. April Brouwer and Kimberly Rusnak welcomed Ms. Outon and Ayana Ledford, director of Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS), Carnegie Mellon University.Watch Video

Tax-exempt Organizations and Municipal Finance: Examining Legal Precedents and Financial Reality

With Rick Cohen, Kevin Kearns, Evelyn Brody, H. Woods Bowman, Sabina E. Deitrick, Joseph Geiger, and James Turner.
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The Emergence of an International Framework for Privacy Protection— Next Steps

Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center and respondents Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University and Lisa S. Nelson, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.Watch Video

Diversity: Corporate Leadership and Issues for Our Region

With Keith Caver, Executive Director, DDI, Kevin Kearns, Sala Udin, Victoria Chester, and Lee Hipps.Watch Video

Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership

With Alice Eagly, Professor and Department Chair Social Psychology, Northwestern University with respondent Linda Babcock, Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University.Watch Video

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