Dr. Dittmar

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ time-tested way of servant leadership will be the focus of the upcoming Leaders Serving Beaver County leader’s workshop featuring the third installment of content from the popular book Forged in Steel, co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams. The workshop is part of the organization’s mission to raise up and develop the next generation of leaders in a region of southwestern Pennsylvania undergoing profound economic transformation.

The workshop will focus on stories from inside the Steelers’ locker room and game action that demonstrate the team’s proven principles of connecting with people by believing in and developing them. Servant leadership is “the only type of leadership that will bring out the best in others and consistently outperform other leadership styles,” write Ilkin and Williams.


To be led by Dr. Jim Dittmar, founder of the 3Rivers Leadership Institute and chair emeritus of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Geneva College, the class will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016 at Penn State-Beaver’s student union, starting at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. To RSVP>>>

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How to Become a Servant Leader

Value the value of people, and connect with them.

See everyone in your organization as a “volunteer.”

Bring the “extra” out of people by believing in and developing them.


Objectives of the Workshop: As a result of this seven-month workshop, participants will:

1. Utilize transformative principles of leadership for personal, spiritual, and professional growth.
2. Strengthen abilities to establish more effective relationships within your sphere of influence.
3. Create a personalized plan to clearly identify purpose, values and a leadership perspective.

About the Book: Co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League, Forged in Steel is a widely praised analysis of the Steelers way of leadership. Forged in Steel is the first book to analyze leadership values through the prism of a six-time Super Bowl winning National Football League franchise and the enduring values of Judeo-Christian faith.

"This tremendous book will help our leaders unpack the reasons why the Steelers are a beloved, iconic organization and why they are able to field competitive teams year after year after year," said Rebecca Matsco, executive director of Leaders Serving Beaver County. The book has been produced by Mark Miner of Minerd.com Publishing, LLC of Beaver, PA. More>>>

See what the media and corporate and community leaders are saying about Forged in Steel - more>>>


2016-2017 Schedule

At the Lodge at Penn State University's Beaver Campus - see map

September 15 - Inspiring Standards - taught by Dr. John Stanko

October 20 - Contagious Humility - to be taught by Dr. Diane Galbreath

November 17 - Servant Leadership - to be taught by Dr. Jim Dittmar

January 19 - Strategic Team Making - Dr. Galbraith

February 16 - Passionate Execution - Dr. Stanko

March 16 - Continuous Improvement - Dr. Dittmar

April 20 - Mental Toughness - Dr. Stanko


Questions About the Book: Contact Mark Miner, Forged in Steel Co-Author and Publisher - email

More About LSBC: LSBC works to equip Beaver County's organizational leaders with practical biblical principles they can apply in their work and workplace at a time when the region's economy is poised for its greatest expansion in a generation. - more>>>