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Washington LEADS graduates new class

Washington County, Georgia is strengthening its leadership pipeline with the help of a community leadership program developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. On June 8, a group of 16 individuals graduated from Washington LEADS at an event… Full story

UGA partners with ACC to educate rather than penalize youth offenders

A partnership between UGA and Athens-Clarke County is helping young criminal offenders turn something negative into a positive. Twenty-eight young people from Athens-Clarke County recently graduated from YouthServe, a diversion program offered through the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

Southeast Georgia-based women’s leadership academy graduates second class

A program designed and developed by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development continues to prepare young women in southeast Georgia for career and community leadership roles. The second class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy… Full story

Fanning Institute assists Peabody Awards selection process

Each year, the Peabody Awards honor excellence in television, radio, and digital media, and the expertise of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development helped jurors make those decisions again in 2017. For the second consecutive year, faculty from the… Full story

Registration underway for ELPNO 2018

Nonprofit leaders looking to develop their personal leadership skills and make their organizations more effective are encouraged to apply today for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO). ELPNO is scheduled for January 7-12, 2018, at the J.W…. Full story

UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story

Fanning Institute to host inaugural Embark Georgia conference this month

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will host an inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference on college access and resources for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. The conference will be held May 18-19 at the University of… Full story

Youth mentors ready for summer leadership programs

With a number of youth summer programs fast approaching, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development conducted the 2017 Fanning Youth Summer Programs Mentor Training on April 18. During the training session, the mentors learned about UGA’s policies and requirements… Full story

New award at Fanning Institute recognizes community leadership development work

A new award recognizes faculty members, staff, and graduate students at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for their work in Georgia’s communities. At Monday’s meeting of the institute’s advisory board, Fanning Institute Director Matt Bishop named faculty member… Full story

Students provide support for Fanning Institute’s work

Twenty-one University of Georgia students have worked directly with Fanning Institute faculty and staff members on a variety of public service and outreach projects during the 2016-2017 academic year. These students have contributed to the Fanning Institute’s portfolio – which… Full story

UGA engineering students benefit from leadership training in addition to degrees

A group of University of Georgia civil and environmental engineering students will enter the workforce with both a degree and leadership training designed to help them transition from student to professional. This year, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development… Full story