Session Information


Classes take place at the
University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development





COST for the week is $3000. This includes classes, lodging, meals and materials.
Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.

​APPLICATION deadline is November 15, 2018. Early applications are encouraged as space is limited.

WORKSHOPS are facilitated by leading faculty from across the country.


  • Sunday – Opening session: Understanding the nonprofit environment
  • Monday – Strategic leadership in the nonprofit sector
  • Tuesday – Stewardship: Governance and financial leadership
  • Wednesday – Resource development strategies; Nonprofit leadership circle
  • Thursday – Effective personal leadership: Ethical leadership and nonprofit leadership
  • Friday – Closing session: Tying it all together and graduation

2018 Faculty, Keynotes, and Presenters

  • Tom Andrews, President, Mercy Care
  • Ray Bishop, President, Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Founder, Young, Black & Giving Back Institute
  • Dolph Goldenburg, Goldenburg Group, LLC
  • Jesse Lecy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Julie Meehan, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia
  • John O’Kane, Nonprofit Studies Program, Georgia State University
  • Kathy Palumbo, Director of Programs, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Edward Queen, Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, Emory University
  • Janet Rechtman, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia
  • Elizabeth Searing, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY)
  • Bob Sleppy, Executive Director, Nuci’s Space
  • Mindy Wertheimer, School of Social Work, Georgia State University
  • Dennis Young, ELPNO founder; Cleveland State University