top of page

About The 3Rivers Leadership Institute


Jim Dittmar, owner of 3Rivers Leadership Institute

Dr. James K. Dittmar, President and Founder

An Experienced
Professor and Partner

Is your current leadership team actively helping employees reach their full potential? Are your managers fully equipped with the tools and resources to succeed?

Hello, I'm Dr. James Dittmar, the founder of 3Rivers Leadership Institute. I utilize over 30 years of experience as a leader, professor, and trainer of working professionals to create custom training solutions for your organization that are engaging, interactive, and provide the tools to create effective team leaders.

My leadership training programs can increase productivity, strengthen organizations, and provide opportunities for people to actively apply new skills.

Letter of Support From Ken Blanchard

"I recently participated in the Serving Leaders of Pittsburgh 2010 Annual Leadership Conference sponsored by Geneva College.  I would strongly encourage you to consider Jim Dittmar’s request for you to be one of their keynote speakers in the future.  The conference was well-organized, well-publicized, and very well-attended.  The conference theme, “The Serving Leader as Change Agent,” was woven into all aspects of the day’s activities. 

The program for the day included me as a keynote speaker and also as the interviewer for a panel discussion composed of an impressive group of CEO-level leaders from significant Pittsburgh area organizations.  In addition, I enjoyed having the opportunity to interview two individuals whose stories represented well the theme of the conference. 

The organizers of the Leadership Conference are helpful in making sure that all of the speakers and other participants are on the same page with respect to the conference theme.  I really felt I was “in the loop” during the months that preceded the conference."

Leadership, Ethics, Alignment, Decision Making, Engagement, Resilience, and Stewardship.

Utilizing our LEADERS Development Model

A major focus of my training sessions is the practical application of the most important principles, concepts, and challenges that impact leaders in their everyday work experiences.

Based on the LEADERS model that I developed from my years of experience as a professor, trainer, and leader, my presentations provide a strong grounding not only in the “what” leaders face, but also in the “how” and “so what” in terms of driving these issues to the practical, behavioral level.

During this process of reflection and application, participants experience the transformational nature of leadership development.

4-Step Process To Building A Customized Leadership Training Plan

1. Contact Me

Click the button below to fill out my contact form and I’ll be in touch to learn more about your situation.

2. Consultation Call

We’ll schedule a call to go over your pain points and talk about specific details and trainings.

3. Create Action Plan

Collaboratively, we’ll create a timeline and a customized training for your organization.

4. On-Site Training

Once approved, we’ll set dates for your on-site training sessions and transform your leaders!

bottom of page