Leadership Initiatives

Leadership Cabinet

Leadership Cabinet LogoThe UNO Leadership Cabinet has served the University of New Orleans for over 20 years and has provided leadership opportunities for all students on campus regardless of their leadership experience.

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Sponsored Events

The Office of Involvement and Leadership hosts ans sponsors many events on and off campus including the following:

Emerging Leaders Program

The mission of the Emerging Leaders Program is to strengthen students’ leadership skills by fostering opportunities that nurture interdisciplinary thought, critical thinking, and activities focused on leadership identity development that both challenges and supports students.  Through the Emerging Leaders Program, participants will gain the confidence and skill set needed to become a responsible citizen of the world and an ethical leader in the University of New Orleans community.The Emerging Leaders is an eight week program.

High School Leadership Day

High School Leadership Day is a leadership initiative put on by the Leadership Cabinet of the University of New Orleans. It is a great opportunity for high school students in the area to meet and develop their leadership potential. The students are invited to campus to participate in a fun-filled day of breakout sessions and other leadership based activities. Some sessions include: Academic Success, Leadership Style, Goal Setting, Dynamics, and Community Involvement. This is a great way for students to learn new skills and network with new people before entering the life of a university college student. 


Leadership Exchange

A three day "exchange" experience where students have the opportunity to travel to distinct part of the country and interact with other college students sharing an interest in and passion for leadership. Since March 2011, students from Washburn University traveled to New Orleans and co-facilitated leadership and involvement oriented sessions at a day long workshop UNO's campus.

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Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit occurs at the beginning of each academic year. The Leadership Summit enables student leaders to network with their peers as well as share ideas and events for the upcoming year. This allows students leaders to network amongst each other, build upon each others idea, and create partnerships.


Leadership Recognition Ceremony

The Leadership Cabinet produces the annual Leadership Ceremony at the end of the spring semester.  This special night recognizes student leaders who have made a difference on the UNO campus.  The night consists of an address from the University President, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and other special guests.  

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UNO Leadership Retreat

The UNO Leadership Retreat embodies the relational leadership model that fosters self development and empowerment in a collaborative manner with others who want to make a difference through their involvement and leadership abilities.  For the past twenty years, students have come together for a weekend of leadership development and self-discovery.

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X-Treme Leadership Day

The day consists of a fun-filled high ropes course and various insightful leadership sessions.  Twenty five students will be able to sign up to participate free of charge in this valuable experiential learning activity.  The day focuses on a high ropes course, which is an outdoor personal development and teambuilding activity.  Participants of this day will reflect on their personal achievements and how to overcome challenges.  In addition, the activities explore the fundamentals of trust, coaching, decision-making, self-esteem, goal setting, and cohesion.