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Connecting the Region and Creating Impact Through Leadership, Education, and Engagement

The Mission of NORLI is to help promote regionalism and to provide a diverse cross section of current and emerging leaders from the business, non-profit, and governmental sectors from throughout the Region with a more thorough understanding of issues and an enhanced ability to collaborate for the greater good of the community.

About Us

The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing community leaders the opportunity to identify, collaborate, and address key issues for the betterment of the Greater New Orleans Region. NORLI draws upon a diverse group of stakeholders from around the ten parish region to engage in thought-provoking personal and professional development programs covering topics such as public policy, healthcare, education, diversity and equity, environment and sustainability, economic development, and criminal justice.

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Every year, NORLI attracts the most influential and accomplished leaders in our Region who commit their time, energy, and expertise to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans Region and represent the present and future for economic growth and responsible community development.
Mark Cunningham, Jones Walker LLP
Chairman of NORLI, Class of 2009
Regional Leadership

The Regional Leadership Program is our trademark 9 month session series focused on key issues that impact our economy and quality of life within the region. Regional Leadership includes over 40 participants from around the ten parish region and features seven independent classes and an opening and closing retreat. The program creates value through education, networking opportunities, and leadership skills building.

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900 Camp Street
Suite 361, New Orleans
Louisiana 70130
(504) 291-2257