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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 […]

Washington LEADS graduates new class

Washington County, Georgia is strengthening its leadership pipeline with the help of a community leadership program developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. On June 8, a group of 16 individuals graduated from Washington LEADS at an event in Sandersville. These individuals – who represented the government, education, and business sectors of Washington […]

UGA partners with ACC to educate rather than penalize youth offenders

A partnership between UGA and Athens-Clarke County is helping young criminal offenders turn something negative into a positive. Twenty-eight young people from Athens-Clarke County recently graduated from YouthServe, a diversion program offered through the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Municipal Court, and ACC Probation Services. Through the program participants, ages 17 […]

Southeast Georgia-based women’s leadership academy graduates second class

A program designed and developed by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development continues to prepare young women in southeast Georgia for career and community leadership roles. The second class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy graduated on May 18 in Statesboro. Williamson, a civic leader in the Statesboro community, established […]

Fanning Institute assists Peabody Awards selection process

Each year, the Peabody Awards honor excellence in television, radio, and digital media, and the expertise of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development helped jurors make those decisions again in 2017. For the second consecutive year, faculty from the Fanning Institute tailored a consensus building process designed to engage the Board of Jurors in […]

Registration underway for ELPNO 2018

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

UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is one of 20 students enrolled in a program called Goodbiz, which combines Goodwill’s entrepreneurial training […]