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Leadership at Loyno!

Looking for a chance to learn about or develop your leadership skills? You’ve found the right place to do it. Student Involvement is home to multiple leadership programs and initiatives tailored for Loyola students. These programs can help you discover your own personal leadership style, develop your strengths and talents, and apply your unique skills! Get to know other student leaders on campus and create your legacy of leadership at Loyola.


What is StrengthsQuest?

StrengthsQuest is a development program that provides you with the skills to discover, develop and apply your unique individual talents throughout your Loyola experience. The StrengthsQuest Program was created by the Gallup Organization and is grounded in positive psychology. StrengthsQuest is used by over 600 universities nationwide and has become a common language for over 1 million participants.

How is it used at Loyola?

At Loyola we provide each new student with a StrengthsQuest code to be able to take the StrengthsFinder assessment. Once the assessment is completed, participants recieve confirmation on their top five strengths, as well as additional clarification on their definition and use. 

How do I find my code?

1. Login to LORA.

2. Scroll to the Personal Info heading.

3. Click on the StrengthsQuest information link.

4. Here you will find instructions on how to take the StrengthsFinder assessment, the link to the website to take the assessment, and the code to use for the assessment.

5. Once your assessment is taken, your top five strengths will appear under StrengthsQuest Information on LORA.

Should you have any questions about your code and the assessment, please contact Caitlin Dobson, Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, at cdobson@loyno.edu or at (504) 865-3622.

StrengthsQuest Resources

Have you taken the assessment but want to learn more about how to use and utilize your strengths? Check out our StrengthsQuest Resource Website for more information!

If you are interested in a StrengthsQuest training for your organization, contact Heather Seaman, Director of Student Involvement at hrround@loyno.edu or at (504) 865-3622.

Leadership Themed Living Community

The Leadership TLC is a cluster of first-year students who live, study, and learn together. The community will familiarize you with the university's values and the opportunities for leadership accross campus. Additionally, this community will offer students opportunities to explore their leadership potential, build their confidence, and give them the skills to live a life of leadership. 

Through a partnership with the Office of Residential Life, students living on the Leadership TLC floor will have the opportunity to participate in monthly programs created solely for the residents on this floor. Programs will consist of a student panel on getting involved at Loyola, personality assessments, time and personal management workshops, resume tips and mock interviews, multiculturalism, social justice, and public speaking essentials.

For more information on the Leadership Themed Lliving Community, please visit the Office of Residential Life's website here.

Emerging Leaders to Emerging Professionals

The Emerging Leaders to Emerging Professionals program seeks to identify, support and educate student leaders at Loyola.  The Emerging Leaders program introduces leadership topics to first year and sophomore students that can be directly applied to their Loyola experience.  The Emerging Professionals program focuses on the transition of those leadership skills to the workplace and how to be prepared for the career exploration process.  For more information on the Emerging Leaders program contact Caitlin Dobson, Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, at cdobson@loyno.edu.  For more information on the Emerging Professionals Program contact Jill Boatright, Assistant Director of Career Exploration and Technology at boatrigh@loyno.edu.  

Student Leader Training

As a leader in one of Loyola's 80+ organizations, students can gain practical skills and experiences to use at Loyola and beyond.  Student leader training includes leadership workshops, officer resources, transition materials, and by-request workshops.  Click here for organization resources.  To request a customized workshop for your organization, email Caitlin Dobson, Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, at cdobson@loyno.edu

Magis Student Leadership Awards

This annual leadership awards ceremony hosted each spring recognizes students, student organizations, faculty, and staff that have displayed outstanding leadership and service to the Loyola University New Orleans community.  Award nominations will be available on OrgSync from February 23, 2015 - March 23, 2015. The ceremony recognizing nominees and award winners will be held on April 28, 2015.  Find out more information at the Magis Student Leadership Awards website.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Are you interested in higher education? The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. This national program is sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. This program for juniors and seniors requires a one-year commitment during which students meet regularly with their assigned mentor and work on a collaborative project. If you are interested in applying to be a NUFP, please contact Courtney Williams, Associate Student Involvement at cwilliam@loyno.edu. 

Resources for Facilitators

Are you hosting a leadership training? Do you need to plan a teambuilding session? Are you looking for leadership resources? Let us help! We have workshop and resource information for you to access in planning your session.

The Student Involvement staff can assist in your leadership and teambuilding needs. If you are interested in having a staff member assist in facilitating a leadership, strengths, or teambuilding session, please contact Heather Seaman, Director of Student Involvement, at hrround@loyno.edu or (504) 865-3622.