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Bridgewater supports a variety of collaborative partners to present and sponsor informative programs of interest to those in the business community. One of our partners is The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of The University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business We would love to have you attend one of these excellent events as our guest.

From Drama to Empowerment: A Positive Approach to Life’s Challenges with Merilee Smith

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 7:30-10:30 AM

Where: Rivers Club

Drama and conflict in life and at work result in lost productivity, lack of focus, turf battles, rumors, distrust, blaming, fault finding, absenteeism, exhaustion, turnover, and generally toxic relationships.


State of the Pittsburgh Economy with Lou Cestello and Gus Faucher

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 8:00-11:00 AM

Where: The Towers at PNC Plaza

Join the IEE and PNC Bank for an in depth look into the current regional climate and the 2018 economic forecast.


Idea Driven Innovation with Alan Robinson

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 7:30–10:30 AM

Where: Wyndham Grand Hotel

Alan G. Robinson is an award-winning author, educator, researcher and consultant whose work specializes in lean production, managing continuous improvement, creativity, ideas and innovation.


Family Business Day Co-Hosted with PNC Bank

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM –1:00 PM

Where: Marriott City Center

Join us for our fourth family business day program which will include a keynote by a leading family business and a panel presentation.


“The Bridge to Growth” Servant Leadership and Strategy Implementation with Jude Rake

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 8:00–11:00 AM

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

A recent study revealed that only twenty one percent of workers feel engaged and truly committed to their company’s success and goals.


Disney Leadership Excellence

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Marriott City Center

Following their very successful program in 2017, Disney is coming back to the IEE! 


How to be the Nordstrom of Your Industry with Robert Spector

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 8:00–11:00 AM

Where: Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry

Learn how the values of trust, respect, innovation, and fun have enabled Nordstrom to survive and adapt to market shifts since 1901, and have made the company synonymous with legendary customer experience.


Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts with Deepak Malhotra

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 7:30–10:30 AM

Where: Fairmont Hotel

Some negotiations are easy. Others are more difficult. And then there are situations that seem hopeless.