News

Community Leadership Conference to highlight rural leadership

Creating a pipeline of local leaders is difficult when young adults choose to leave home for opportunities elsewhere. This has been a challenge in Oglethorpe County for many years. With help from the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, county leaders began to tackle the problem last year. “We recognized the need to […]

Endowed gift to support Fanning community leadership efforts in Georgia

At the fall 2018 meeting of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development advisory board, board members and institute faculty and staff honored board chair and longtime supporter Jimmy Allgood and his family for an endowed gift that will fund community leadership development efforts throughout the state. The Allgood family has pledged an endowed gift […]

Fanning faculty member honored for work in dispute resolution

Raye Rawls, a senior public service faculty member in the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development at UGA, received the 2018 Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Award from the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the […]

Fanning helps Oglethorpe County build community leadership program

For many years, the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce identified leadership development as a community need, but did not have a way to make it happen. However, with the help of the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the support of community partners such as the Oglethorpe County Rotary Club and retired Oglethorpe […]

UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The building on Hoyt Street that houses the council sees a steady stream of partners that have been cultivated from nonprofit organizations, state agencies and the […]

UGA helping women in southeast Georgia grow as leaders

As a counselor in the Upper School at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, Kinsley Baker has a great job and a good quality of life. It wasn’t always this way. In fact, when Baker began the 2017-2018 Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy she also had a “great job,” she said. “But it was a […]

Fanning hosts third annual Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute

A University of Georgia summer leadership program continues to help prepare students with intellectual or developmental disabilities for their futures while also giving them a college experience. Seven participants, representing six different Georgia counties, completed the third annual Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute, held July 18 – 20 on the UGA campus. Coordinated by the […]

UGA partners with Clarke County School District to launch Georgia Possible

By: Kellyn Amodeo The University of Georgia has partnered with the Clarke County School District (CCSD) to launch Georgia Possible, a new three-year pilot program focused on leadership development and college readiness for CCSD high school students. The goal of Georgia Possible is to develop a cohort of Clarke County high school students to better […]

UGA-based program helps nonprofits build organizational leadership capacity

When Goodwill of North Georgia sought to develop leaders at all levels of its organization, it turned to a nonprofit executive leadership program housed at the University of Georgia. Each year since 2010, Goodwill of North Georgia has enrolled several employees in the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) at UGA, a partnership between […]

UGA summer program empowers foster care youth to pursue higher education

Nyeelah Inniss had a clear goal to attend college after graduating from high school, but as a teenager in foster care, she did not understand the full extent of the college application process. “I knew I wanted to attend college, but in foster care, almost everything is done or decided for you, so I assumed […]

Fanning Institute seeks two leadership development faculty positions

The nationally recognized J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, is seeking both a Leadership Development Generalist and a Youth Leadership Development Specialist. These are both 12-month renewable contract positions at the University of Georgia in the […]

Fanning Institute names community leadership development award winners

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has recognized a staff member and doctoral candidate for their work in promoting leadership development throughout Georgia. At a meeting of the Fanning Institute Advisory Board on May 18, Director Matt Bishop presented the Sisson Community Leadership Development Award to Christina Allen-Wise and Lindsay Brown. Through this award, […]