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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 […]

Conference tracks announced for 2018 Community Leadership Conference

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has announced conference tracks for the upcoming 2018 Community Leadership Conference. Organized by the Fanning Institute, the third annual Community Leadership Conference will take place on Feb. 22 – 23, 2018, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. 2018 marks the first time that the […]

ELPNO registration deadline approaching

Nonprofit leaders looking to develop their personal leadership skills and make their organizations more effective are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO). ELPNO is scheduled for Jan. 7-12, 2018, at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. “It was […]

Fanning Institute-designed women’s leadership academy starts third year

In partnership with a Statesboro-area foundation, the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is helping a new group of women from southeast Georgia prepare for career and community leadership roles. The Fanning Institute hosted the opening retreat for the third annual Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy on Sept. 14-15. Sixteen women from […]

UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announced the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy during the annual State of the Public’s Health Conference at the UGA Center […]