Leadership and Social Justice

 Emerging Leaders LEAD Themed Living Community 

The Emerging Leaders Program (“ELP”) centers itself on the belief that all people have leadership potential. Participating students will engage in workshops allowing them to explore their values, strengths, and passions in order to fully realize and understand their own leadership philosophies. ELP is ideal for first and second year students interested in exploring leadership at greater depth. Not only will students learn more about themselves, but they will also engage with others to practice leadership skills and plan for their future.

ELP offers "elective" workshops available to any LOYNO student, and "CORE" and "track" workshops available to students who have applied for and been accepted into the certificate program. All ELP programs offer free refreshments and snacks. 

ELP Electives: Fall 2016

Women in Leadership, presented by Patricia Boyett, Women's Resource Center
Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00PM, Monroe Hall 312

Conflict Resolution, presented by Laura Coutts, Career Development Center
Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8:00PM, Monroe Hall 312

Challenging Others to Change, presented by Samuel Bradley, Alumni Relations
Tuesday, October 4, 6:30-8:00PM, Monroe Hall 312

Team Leadership, presented by Caitlin Dobson, Student Involvement
Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:00PM, Octavia Room

Advocating for Yourself and Others, presented by Courtney Williams, Student Involvement
Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8:00PM, Monroe Hall 312

Beyond a Single Story of Leadership: Leaders of Color, presented by Honey Bashir, Residential Life
Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8:00PM, Monroe Hall 312

Emerging Leader Certificate

Students who complete all three core sessions and any three elective sessions of their choosing will be eligible to receive a leadership certificate recognizing their developed expertise. ELP CORE sessions generally offer enhanced unique resources for participating students and a closed community space within which to process important big questions. All certificate seekers must attend all three of these sessions, and no one not seeking a certificate is permitted to attend. 

Successful participants in the 2016 cohort will also be eligible to participate in special invite-only ELP alumni special events throughout the remainder of their college career & beyond at Loyola. All certificate holders are invited to present workshops at the Spring Student Leadership Conference. Emerging Leader Certificate holders may also be invited to serve as Leadership Specialists. Leadership Specialists undergo facilitation training and are invited to facilitate and even organize important conversations about leadership at LOYNO, including Emerging Leaders Program workshops and more. 

Sign up here!

Applications DUE Sept. 7th, 10AM. Placements will be made on a first come, first serve basis! Capacity is limited. 

ELP Core Sessions

  • Intro Session: What Kind of Leader am I? - September 15th, 6:30 - 8:00PM, Audubon Room
    • Participants will take the StrengthsFinder to discover their top 5 strengths and reflect on the values that drive them to leadership.
  • Mid-Semester Session: My Leadership in Context - October 13th, 6:30 - 8:00PM, Audubon Room
    • Participants will discuss how various factors in the world around them have affected, will affect, and should affect their leadership style and approach.
  • Capstone Session: The Leader I Will Be - November 17th, 6:30 - 8:00PM, Audubon Room
    • Participants must prepare a 5 minute presentation highlighting a local leader in their life, whether in their family, Loyola, or New Orleans that symbolizes the type of leader they want to be.  Participants will also create visionboards representing how they hope to become that leader.

Save the date! Successful certificate seekers will also be invited to a mini-recognition and celebration ceremony on December 1 from 6:30 - 8:00PM. 

Social Justice Advocates Track

The Social Justice Advocates ("SJA") track is a more advanced leadership track designed for students passionate about social change. Students on the SJA track should have already completed ELP CORE a previous year (and may already hold their Emerging Leader Certificate) or be working on it concurrently with the SJA track. Due to workload, the latter is not recommended.The sole exception to this is that current students with Junior or Senior class standing do not need to complete the ELP CORE. 

Students who successfully complete the SJA track become Social Justice Advocates on campus. They are invited to contribute their own programming ideas to campus, as well as to facilitate important social justice events such as Brave Spaces breakout dialogues and Q-Advocates training. 

Students on the SJA track are required to complete:

  • ELP CORE #1-3
  • SJA Track Closes Sessions #1-3
  • Step Up! Training
  • Q-Advocates Training
  • 1 Brave Spaces Event
  • ELP elective: Challenging Others to Change

SJA track sessions include:

  • SJA Track Intro: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30-8:00PM, Location TBD
  • Let's Talk About Power: Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-8:00PM, Location TBD
  • Facilitation 101: Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-8:00PM, Location TBD


If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Program or Leadership at Loyno, please contact Moira Phippen, Assistant Director of Leadership and Social Justice, at mpphippe@loyno.edu or at 504-865-3621.