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Walton County high school honored at UGA leadership conference; Fanning Institute announces new initiatives for communities, organizations

Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Georgia, was honored by UGA with the 2020 Innovations in Community Leadership Award for its success in implementing a leadership curriculum that has led to higher graduation rates and greater student engagement. The award was presented to Walnut Grove High School Principal Sean Callahan by the J.W. Fanning Institute […]

Fanning Institute to host fifth annual leadership conference at UGA this week

A native of southeast Georgia, Lynda Brannen Williamson spent her life working to improve the Statesboro community as a civic leader, a legacy that continued after her passing with the creation of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation in 2014, and later the LBW Leadership Academy. That legacy now extends to northwest Georgia, where the LBW […]

Fanning Institute seeks mentors for summer programs

The University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is seeking mentors for its overnight summer youth programs. Current college students with at least one year of college completed may apply to be mentors for one or more of the programs. Learn more and download the application here Application deadline: April 10, 2020 Return […]

Fanning Institute seeks leadership development faculty position

The 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 a Leadership Development Generalist. This is a 12-month renewable contract position at the University of Georgia in the public service promotion track. The successful candidate will help […]

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 […]

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 […]