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Life-Long Learning

Take part in professional development workshops. For Alumni, By Alumni.

Group of Heinz College faculty students and alumni at Heinz College naming ceremony

As an alum of Heinz College, we know you’re a lifelong learner. There’s no better way to honor that than to provide “For Alumni, By Alumni” workshops with an emphasis on professional development, skill building, and continuing education. In these sessions, your fellow alumni share their experiences and expertise on a wide range of topics.

"For Alumni, By Alumni" is an ongoing series. Watch your inbox for invitations to future events. Click here to update your preferred email address.

Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success

Gautam Narang, CEO & Co-Founder at Gatik; Dhruvil Sanghvi, Founder at LogiNext; and Narayan Venkatesh, Co-founder at Tilla, discuss the diverse pathways they've navigated to...

Racial Equity, COVID-19, Public Policy

Dr. Elsie Harper-Anderson (MSPPM '91) discusses her book, "Racial Equity, COVID-19, and Public Policy: The Triple Pandemic," reflecting on the important public policy lessons the...

Starting from Scratch

Mike Hanley (MSISPM ‘10) shares his experiences building and leading teams at a variety of companies - from building a security team at Duo Security to running security for GitHub.

Great Leaders Prepare for a Crisis

Miles Reidy (MSPPM ‘86) leads a candid discussion on Crisis Management, and how leaders can not merely weather the storm of a crisis, but emerge on the other side stronger than ever.

Inclusive Leadership

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor (MSIT ’06) makes the business case for inclusive leadership, and the strategies and mindsets that can stoke lasting change within organizations.

Use Data to Transform Your Organization

Ian Kloo (MSPPM-DA '14) hosts a panel of his U.S. Army colleagues, discussing how the Army uses data science in critical decisions, and how other organizations might adopt these practices.

Transitioning Into Your Next Career

Beth Bierbower (MPM '92) chronicles her path from the C-Suite of a Fortune 100 company to a new career based on her passion and experience as a senior healthcare executive.

Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

Steve Wray (MSPPM '89) shares new findings from "Smart Cities Solutions for a Riskier World" analysis of 170 cities around the world. Karen Lightman (MSPPM '94) and Steve share...

Cryptocurrency Explained

Eugene Leventhal (MSPPM ’19) discusses the origins and importance of Bitcoin, what made it innovative, the decentralization of cryptocurrency, and why cryptocurrency governance matters.

Interested in leading a future "For Alumni, By Alumni" professional development session? Contact Ron Delfine at and let us know your idea!