The mission of the Rosenthal Leadership Academy is to develop and enhance strong leadership on Notre Dame athletic teams by providing emerging and existing leaders with progressive annual programming.

Notre Dame is a unique institution with a distinctive population of student-athletes. Programming specifics and logistics are developed in conjunction with administration and coaches, considering unique needs.

A student-athlete is nominated through a peer nomination process, after which the final roster is developed with the consultation of coaches and support staff.


Targeted Growth Areas


Communication skills, problem-solving skills, democratic behaviors


Personal values clarification, personality strengths, areas for growth, influence of life experiences on leadership style

commitment to institutional and team goals

Investment in task-oriented behaviors, institutional involvement and engagement, taking ownership and empowering teammates in pursuit of team goals


empathy and perspective taking

Social support, concern for team welfare, altruistic behavior, emotional and social intelligence

A recap of the 2017-18 Rosenthal Leadership Academy featuring Natalie Johnson from Notre Dame Volleyball, Julian Love and Sam Mustipher from Notre Dame Football