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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 Public Service and Outreach appoints two interim positions

Matthew Bishop, director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and senior public service faculty member, was appointed by Vice President for Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Jennifer Frum to serve as interim associate vice president for PSO through the end of the calendar year. Bishop temporarily replaces PSO Associate Vice President Steve Dempsey, […]

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, […]

UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy

Sixteen faculty and staff from UGA Public Service and Outreach, Cooperative Extension and the university’s schools and colleges graduated May 11 from the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy, facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sponsored by UGA Public Service and Outreach (PSO), the leadership program emphasizes personal leadership development and communication skills. […]

Second annual Embark Georgia Leadership Conference set for May

A statewide program that supports young people who have been homeless or in foster care pursue their educational goals will again hold its annual leadership conference at UGA. The second annual Embark Georgia Leadership Conference is scheduled for May 16 – 17, 2018 at the UGA Tate Student Center. Run by the J.W. Fanning Institute […]