Emerging Leaders

 Emerging Leaders at Loyola University New Orleans

Interested in registering for Emerging Leaders? Click here to register for Fall 2014. The deadline to register is Friday, September 19th at 4:00pm.

Created in 2010, the Emerging Leaders Program has grown in many ways over the past four years. The program seeks to develop the leadership talents and abilities of students who are interested in gaining personal leadership development, developing meaningful relationships with peers, and discussing challenging and fruitful curriculum topics such as personal leadership style, bystander behavior, values identification, muliculturalism and much more.  As of 2014, the Emerging Leaders I program will serve as the first step in a four-part leadership development series at Loyola.

The program is an eight-week hybrid consisting of workshops and seminars that occur each semester. As requested by student participants, the Emerging Leaders II Program serves as the next step in the leadership development series. Emerging Leaders II furthers development, asks students to begin thinking about the community, and other insightful topics. 

Emerging Leaders SAMPLE Topics

ELP I sessions include:

  • Discovering Your Personal Leadership Style and Strengths
  • Values Identification and Values Based Decision Making
  • Step Up: Bystander Behavior
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Live Panel Discussions with Influential Students on Campus
  • Developing Your Personal Leadership Philosophy and How to Use at Loyola
  • Leadership Philosophy Presentations
  • Understanding Leadership: Leadership Styles and Frameworks
  • Diversity, Multiculturalism, Inclusivity
  • Creating Change I--Steps to Create Change
  • Creating Change II--Creating Change Civility Project
  • Leadership Live Panel Discussions with Professionals from the New Orleans Community
  • Making Who You Are, What You Do
  • Social Change Project and Presentation

"Participating in Emerging Leaders aided in my leadership development and helped me gain the skills necessary to become a leader on Loyola's campus. It also gave me the opportunity to meet others who value leadership and want to contribute to Loyola through their involvements." --Margaret Vienne, Former Vice President for Programming for Student Government Association

Past Emerging Leaders participants include Student Government Association executives, Residential Advisors (RA's), Interns for on campus departments, New Student Orientation Coordinators, leaders in numerous organizations, and off campus community projects. 

70% of first-year students who participated in the Emerging Leaders program had statistically significant improvements at completion of the program in their self-assessment of leadership development in the following areas: speaking in public, understanding the impact of culture on leadership, developing interpersonal relationships, and defining their personal leadership style.

If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Program or Leadership at Loyno, please contact Caitlin Dobson, Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, at cdobson@loyno.edu or at (504) 865-3622.