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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 […]

UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb. 27. The program aims to improve the health of Georgians by increasing the capacity of leaders to transcend boundaries and work collaboratively in order to […]

UGA Innovations in Community Leadership Award presented to middle Georgia program

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is the recipient of the 2018 Innovations in Community Leadership Award, presented by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. The commission received the award for its Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Champions program, which brings a diverse group of participants from an 11-county region together […]

High school students complete leadership program focused on Latino community, issues

Fifteen high school students from across Georgia have enhanced leadership skills and a stronger awareness of Latino issues after completing a youth leadership program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The students graduated from the Leadership Sin Limites! program on Dec. 2 at an event at the J.W. Fanning Building. During their graduation, […]

Upcoming conference to highlight community leadership innovations, best practices

In 2013, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce wanted to take its adult community leadership program, Leadership Dawson, to the next level. “Previously, the program consisted primarily of presentations from local officials in a classroom setting,” said S. Christie Haynes, president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. “We felt like a personal leadership development […]

Leadership development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia.   Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have […]

Fanning Institute advisory board holds bi-annual meeting

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s advisory board met for its fall meeting on Dec. 12. During the meeting, held at the J.W. Fanning Building on the University of Georgia campus, advisory board members received an update on the unit’s programs and operations from Fanning Institute Director Matt Bishop, and they also discussed […]