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Fanning Institute advisory board meets to look back at 2019, plan for future

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development advisory board received an update on the institute’s 2020-2025 strategic plan during its fall meeting on Dec. 5. “Our advisory board plays a vital role in guiding the strategic direction of the Fanning Institute,” said Matt Bishop, director of the Fanning Institute. “The unique perspective each of […]

AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is a statewide leadership network of higher education, k-12 and child welfare professionals who provide […]

Macon businesses prospering from UGA entrepreneurial leadership curriculum

An entrepreneurial leadership curriculum developed by the University of Georgia is helping several Macon business owners lead their businesses to new heights. In 2018, NewTown Macon – a nonprofit organization focused on economic and cultural development in downtown Macon – contacted the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development about developing a program that would […]

Hill’s career a commitment to building stronger communities and leaders

For 40 years, Louise Hill has dedicated her life to developing leaders of all ages in communities of all sizes across Georgia. “Since J.W. Fanning himself, no single individual has focused their life’s work solely on developing community leaders more than Louise Hill,” says Matt Bishop, director of the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute […]

Fanning Institute seeking faculty position

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute is accepting applications for the faculty position of Leadership Development Generalist. The application deadline is November 1, 2019. Interested applicants should click here to apply. Click here for the complete job description

UGA helps develop youth leadership initiative in Moultrie

A program developed by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is helping prepare young African American males in Colquitt County to be future leaders in their community. Leadership Legends is designed to equip young African American men to positively contribute to their community and empower younger African American males that follow them, implementing a […]

Fanning names 2019 Sisson Community Leadership Development Award winners

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has recognized a faculty member, staff member and student for their work in promoting leadership development throughout Georgia. At the May 22 meeting of the Fanning Institute Advisory Board, Matt Bishop, director of the Fanning Institute, presented the Sisson Community Leadership Development Award to Terence Johnson, Sandy Christopher […]

Galloping into new leadership techniques at the Fanning Institute

Brittany Adams-Pope introduced a new tactic to help teenagers build their leadership skills during a summer program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Her approach? Hold your horses. Literally. “Horses are empathetic animals. They pick up on our body language and our energy and react to both,” said Adams-Pope, a public service faculty […]

UGA teams up with Georgia Chamber for High Potentials Leadership program

UGA led 19 business and organization members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce through a leadership program in May designed for employees with the potential to help address challenges in their communities. It was the second annual High Potentials Leadership program, led by faculty from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Along with leadership […]

High school partnership helps students lead, succeed

A Walton County high school is seeing increased student involvement and higher graduation rates since adopting a University of Georgia youth leadership program into its curriculum. Walnut Grove High School in Loganville in 2015 implemented the Youth Leadership in Action program, designed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA. So far, 300 […]

Southeast Georgia organization honored at UGA leadership conference

The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, based in Statesboro, Georgia, received the Innovations in Community Leadership Award from UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development during its annual leadership conference in February. The foundation was recognized for its focus on developing more female leaders in southeast Georgia. “Following the vision of Lynda B. Williamson, the foundation […]

New class graduates from nonprofit leadership program

As executive director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Melissa Ehrhardt had attended many leadership conferences and assumed they were all much the same. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the University of Georgia proved her wrong. “I was beyond surprised and grateful to find that the UGA ELPNO was like nothing I […]