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UGA engineering students benefit from leadership training in addition to degrees

A group of University of Georgia civil and environmental engineering students will enter the workforce with both a degree and leadership training designed to help them transition from student to professional. This year, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development… Full story

Bleckley 4-H SHAPES students learn leadership, soft skills from Fanning faculty

A group of 4-H students from Bleckley County are headed home with enhanced leadership training and soft skills after spending a day with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. High school students from the Bleckley… Full story

2017 Youth Mentoring in Georgia Report available

A new report on mentoring and youth development programs in Georgia, released by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is establishing benchmarks that can serve as a tool to better meet the needs of Georgia’s youth. The 2017… Full story

Inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference set for May 18 – 19

There is still time to register for the first Embark Georgia Leadership Conference, which is taking place on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. At the conference,… Full story

Locate South GeorgiaLEADS graduates first class of leaders dedicated to impact, growth

The inaugural class of Locate South Georgia LEADS graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County at the Flint RiverQuarium following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to South Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs… Full story

Leadership training helps Georgia nonprofits run more efficiently and effectively

Elaine Armstrong still thumbs through the binder she received three years ago while attending the Executive Leadership Program for Non-Profit Organizations (ELPNO) at the University of Georgia. Armstrong credits the week-long training at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development… Full story

UGA recognizes longtime community servant with inaugural leadership award

Roy Reeves, a Moultrie businessman who was instrumental in the launch of the first UGA Archway Partnership, was presented with the inaugural award for Innovation in Community Leadership by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, during the institute’s annual… Full story

UGA leadership conference includes community award, keynote session on digital marketing

The University of Georgia will host its second Community Leadership Conference Feb. 2-3, this year including an award for community innovation and a session on digital marketing. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the conference will be… Full story

Meyers helps showcase Fanning Institute’s work at foster care conferences

The Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s David Meyers showcased his leadership development work at two professional conferences late in 2016. Meyers and graduate assistant Octavia Fugerson participated in the Georgia Conference on Children and Families, organized by Together Georgia, in… Full story

High school teams with Fanning Institute to create culture of leadership

Walnut Grove High School’s Student Steering Committee has existed for about 15 months, but Lauren Escobar can already see the difference. Escobar, a senior, participated in the group specifically designed to create a culture of leadership across campus. “Student steering… Full story

South Georgia leadership program at halfway mark

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s Jenny Jordan recently facilitated a day-long event that marked the halfway point for the inaugural Locate South GeorgiaLEADS program. Thirty-three community leaders from throughout southwest Georgia spent Nov. 10 in Crisp County, one… Full story

First-ever Destination Dawgs class welcomed during UGA football game

The University of Georgia Student Government Association celebrated the first-ever Destination Dawgs class during the second quarter of UGA football game against Auburn on November 12. Destination Dawgs is the University of Georgia’s inclusive post-secondary education program that will welcome… Full story