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Congratulations to the graduates of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) from the EMC training facility in Smarr, Ga.

Fanning faculty Brendan Leahy (pictured front right) and others facilitated the program for existing and emerging leaders.

Designed as a highly interactive series of workshops, MLDP helps individuals develop and practice leadership skills. Sessions are based on adult learning practices that emphasize experiential learning, built around an effective mix of content delivery, discussion, activity, and practice.

Twenty Latino high school students graduated from the Leadership Without Limits program on September 24 at the Macon Convention Center.

Family, friends and staff from the U.S. Department of Education Migrant Education program celebrated with the students, who presented seven community service projects prior to graduation.

“I learned from this project that it takes one person to make a change,” LWL 2016 graduate Maria Simental said. “For our community service project, there were two people. We were able to get our whole school involved through a canned food drive.”

Last week, the Fanning Institute hosted Designated Points of Contact (DPOC) from more than 20 University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) campuses to support increased access to leadership opportunities for underrepresented populations. Once a year, the Embark Georgia DPOCs convene to share information and updates about what is happening across the state, look at data collected from the previous year on students served and the types of services requested, and to plan for the next academic year.

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