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February 7, 2017

Elaine Armstrong still thumbs through the binder she received three years ago while attending the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) at the University of Georgia.

Armstrong credits the week-long training at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for preparing her for a promotion to vice president of marketing at Goodwill Industries of North Georgia a year later.

February 4, 2017

Athens, Ga. - Roy Reeves, a Moultrie businessman who was instrumental in the launch of the first UGA Archway Partnership, was presented with the inaugural award for Innovation in Community Leadership by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, during the institute's annual conference on Friday.

Reeves was selected for his decades of public service in Colquitt County.

January 27, 2017

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia will host its second Community Leadership Conference Feb. 2-3, this year including an award for community innovation and a session on digital marketing.

Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the conference will be held at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. Last year, the event drew 120 participants from 46 Georgia cities and 45 counties.

January 18, 2017

Nonprofit leaders from Georgia and Florida participated in an intense, one-week leadership development program at the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development last week.

This is the tenth year that the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) has been offered.

The 20 participants in this year's class explored strategic leadership, resource development strategies, non-profit leadership, and ethics and governance. ELPNO participants not only learned from nationally-known faculty but they also learned from each other.

January 12, 2017

Registration is available for our 2nd Annual Community Leadership Conference: Transforming Leaders, Transforming Communities. The conference will take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. 

The conference will open on Thursday, February 2 at 11:00 am and continue through Friday, February 3 at 4:00 pm.

January 12, 2017

ELPNO 2017 participants are immersed in leadership development and networking this week. Collectively, the 20 participants have nearly 200 years of nonprofit experience - and come from organizations that represent 10,000 employees and 9,000 volunteers.

The group participated in a Nonprofit Leadership Circle: Benefit of Hindsight on Wednesday evening. The insightful evening was filled with discussion on passion, integrity, respect, trust, barriers, and shining moments.

Learn more about ELPNO at http://www.elpno.org/

January 6, 2017

The Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s David Meyers showcased his leadership development work at two professional conferences late in 2016.

Meyers and graduate assistant Octavia Fugerson participated in the Georgia Conference on Children and Families, organized by Together Georgia, in Augusta, where their work was featured in three sessions.

Those included:

December 15, 2016

Walnut Grove High School’s Student Steering Committee has existed for about 15 months, but Lauren Escobar can already see the difference.

Escobar, a senior, participated in the group specifically designed to create a culture of leadership across campus.

“Student steering was an amazing program to be involved in, and I hope many more students will get the opportunity to find out more about who they are, how they solve programs and what kind of leaders they are,” Escobar said.

December 7, 2016

Registration is available for our 2nd Annual Community Leadership Conference: Transforming Leaders, Transforming Communities. The conference will take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. 

The conference will open on Thursday, February 2 at 11:00 am and continue through Friday, February 3 at 4:00 pm.

December 1, 2016

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s Jenny Jordan recently facilitated a day-long event that marked the halfway point for the inaugural Locate South GeorgiaLEADS program.

Thirty-three community leaders from throughout southwest Georgia spent Nov. 10 in Crisp County, one of the five communities to host the program thus far.

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