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 by December 15, 2017.

​APPLICATION deadline is December 10, 2017. 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
  • Friday – Tying it all together

2017 Faculty, Keynotes, and Presenters

  • Ray Bishop, President, Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Elaine Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing at Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Doug Ammar, Executive Director, Georgia Justice Project
  • Shena Ashley, Director of the Center of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Jesse Lecy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Bob Sleppy, Executive Director, Nuci’s Space
  • Mindy Wertheimer, School of Social Work, Georgia State University
  • Edward Queen, Director, Dr. Abbot Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership, Emory University
  • Elizabeth Searing, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY)
  • Dennis Young, ELPNO founder; Cleveland State University
  • John O’Kane, Nonprofit Studies Program, Georgia State University
  • Kathy Palumbo, Director of Programs, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Carol Collard, President/CEO, CaringWorks, Inc.
  • Dolph Goldenburg, Goldenburg Group, LLC
  • Janet Rechtman, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia
  • Julie Meehan, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia