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Fanning Institute helps kick off Athens community leadership program

A group of emerging leaders in Athens-Clarke County is learning more about their community and each other with the help of UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The Fanning Institute helped facilitate the opening retreat for the 2017-2018 class of LEAD Athens, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s adult community leadership program. Matt Bishop, […]

UGA program develops leadership, Latino community awareness in high school students

A UGA summer program is enhancing leadership skills and heightening awareness of Latino issues for a group of high school students. The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development hosted 15 students participating in the Leadership Sin Limites! program from July 16-20. While staying in UGA residence halls, the students learned about their leadership styles, effective […]

Athens area nonprofit director credits Fanning Institute for leadership development opportunities

Programs offered by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development are helping an Athens area nonprofit executive director strengthen both her personal leadership skills and her agency. Susie Weller became executive director of Children First, Inc., an Athens-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe homes for children in times of family crisis, in March […]

UGA helping to develop leaders, businesses in Georgia’s Hispanic community

Strong leadership and a vibrant economy are keys to any community’s long-term success, and Georgia’s Hispanic community is enhancing itself in both areas with assistance from UGA programs. The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and UGA work together through both the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). In […]

Third annual Community Leadership Conference set for February 22-23, 2018

Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. […]

Fanning Institute introduces new elementary school leadership curriculum

New elementary school leadership curriculum from UGA can provide school systems across Georgia and beyond with the tools to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Created by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the new Youth Leadership in Action© elementary school leadership curriculum targets students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Fanning Institute faculty piloted the elementary school […]

Fanning Institute, Destination Dawgs team up for second summer leadership institute

One summer leadership program at UGA helps students with intellectual or developmental disabilities prepare for their futures while giving them a college experience. July 12-14, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development coordinated the Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute on the UGA campus. The summer leadership institute is a prerequisite for the Destination Dawgs program, […]

Atlanta nonprofit COO recommends ELPNO for nonprofit executives

In her fourth year with the East Lake Foundation in Atlanta, Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Fischer felt the 2017 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) last January came at just the right time. “I think the opportunity to step away from the office, at the start of the year for a week, to reflect […]

Summer leadership program gives high school students in foster care college experience

A group of high school students currently in foster care across Georgia grew their leadership skills and received a college campus experience through a UGA summer program. The seventh annual College Bound summer leadership program, hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, brought 20 youth to the UGA campus from June 18-22. During […]

Recipe for engagement

University of Georgia students are helping create a book about theWest Broad Farmers Market that will include recipes from local residents who work there or live in the surrounding community. As part of a new service-learning course on community-engaged research methods, UGA graduate students worked with the Athens Land Trust to gather information for a cookbook […]

Appling County restarts adult leadership development program

After 30 years without an adult leadership program, Appling County in southeast Georgia is changing that with the help of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA. The inaugural Appling LEADS adult leadership class graduated on June 20 in Baxley. In 2015, Appling County joined the Georgia LEADS initiative, a partnership between the […]

Fanning Institute hosts summer leadership program for migrant youth

A summer leadership program at UGA prepares migrant youth to help themselves and their communities. Twenty-five migrant youth from around Georgia attended the Leadership Without Limits summer program from June 5-15, hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. During the program, the high school-age students learned about leadership styles, communication, team building, and […]