New Goals and Priorities Unveiled
The University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announces its 2013-2014 goals and priorities. Fanning’s mission will focus on leadership development in three primary areas: community, non-profit organizations and professional associations, and youth. For each area, training and technical assistance will be designed and delivered that specifically aims to develop leaders who can implement sustainable solutions to community challenges.
Community leadership programs will aim to strengthen the capacity of local leaders to address community issues and will help establish a pipeline of emerging leaders. Nonprofit leadership development training and technical assistance will prepare effective leaders, managers and professional staff in the nonprofit sector, which provides employment to one out every 20 paid workers in the state. Youth leadership development programs will help underrepresented populations and at-risk youth meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.
In addition to setting the programmatic focus, new mission, vision, and value statements, as well as operating priorities, were outlined. In fall 2012, the Institute was renamed to better communicate its focus on leadership development, coinciding with the naming of Matt Bishop as the new director.
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