Tuesday, September 10

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm

In 2008, UPMC intensified its focus on developing a strong pipeline of internal talent for executive and senior-level positions.  This strategy culminated into the creation of the UPMC Leadership Development Intensive (LDI).  Aligned to UPMC’s organizational vision and mission, the LDI provides accelerated, executive-level leadership development through a multi-pronged approach.

LDI has evolved into a “next-practice” program that offers a memorable experience to high-potential, high-performing senior leaders that develops them into even stronger leaders in their current role and ignites their career trajectory within the organization.  During our presentation, we will share this success story, our measures of success, and practical lessons learned on this journey toward creating a top-notch executive-development program.

You will learn:

  • How UPMC utilizes an integrated talent-management approach to identify, assess, and select participants.
  • How to design an executive leadership-development program that aligns with organizational vision and mission; anchors to organizational culture; and provides a life-changing experience through a flexible curriculum, diverse learning methods, and immersive, active learning.
  • How to effectively measure the program’s effectiveness to ensure ongoing leadership buy-in, funding, and a sustainable return on investment

Joe Dicianno, Ph.D.

Manager, Talent Management & Organizational Development
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

About Joe Dicianno, Ph.D.

Joe Dicianno, MBA, Ph.D. is Manager of Talent Management and Organizational Development at UPMC. Joe obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Columbia College in 2013.  He completed his MBA at Point Park University in 2015.  In 2018, Joe completed his Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Management from Robert Morris University with a focus on generational theory and employee engagement in the workplace.  Throughout his career, Joe successfully held various leadership positions in the construction industry, hospitality industry and the United States Military.  In his current role, Joe provides strategic and operational support to organizational talent reviews, succession planning, continuous performance management, leadership coaching, change management, and high-potential leadership development programs.  He also provides project leadership on a variety of initiatives, including design and implementation of HR technology, administration of the system-wide employee engagement survey (85,000 employees since 2015), and other large HR projects.

In addition to his position at UPMC, Joe is a consultant and executive coach.  He has led development days for top talent leaders at a university, co-led DiSC™ assessment debriefs, participated in leadership podcasts/panel discussions, and created introductory web-based leadership courses.  He has continued to refine his coaching skills through formal and informal coaching engagements in healthcare (nursing), hospitality/restaurants, human resources, education/academia and legal/law.  Joe has obtained certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Analytics in Talent Management™, Strategic Human Resources Business Partner™, and Coaching for Performance and Engagement™.

Anthony Gigliotti

Director, Talent Management & Org Development
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

About Anthony Gigliotti

Tony Gigliotti, MHRM, PHR, ODCP, Registered Corporate CoachTM, is the Director, Talent Management and Organizational Development, at UPMC. Tony has nearly 25 years of experience as a human resources professional, primarily in healthcare.  Tony successfully built his current function, which now provides enterprise-wide services to thousands of leaders and employees, including succession planning, talent reviews, executive coaching, change and strategy management, employee-experience and engagement initiatives, and high-potential leadership development.  Throughout his professional career, Tony has held various leadership positions in Human Resources, Talent Management, Learning & Development, and Organizational Development.

Tony is a Registered Corporate CoachTM through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, nationally certified in human resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute and an Organization Development Certified Professional through the Institute of Organization Development.  He is qualified to administer the DiSC behavioral assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and DecisionWise multi-rater (360o) assessment.

Tony has been published by Talent Management magazine and SmartBrief.  He has served as guest lecturer at several universities including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Tony earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and his Master of Human Resource Management with a leadership concentration from St. Francis University of Loretto, Pennsylvania.