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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

Global conference showcases Fanning Institute expertise

More than 1300 people from 36 countries gathered in Atlanta earlier this month to explore the Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership at the 18th Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association. Fanning faculty and conference chair Janet Rechtman and National Center… Full story

Call For Workshop Proposals – Community Leadership Conference 2017

Save the date for our 2nd Annual Community Leadership Conference: Transforming Leaders, Transforming Communities. The conference will take place at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Community Leadership Conference 2017 | Athens, Ga. Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 11:00am to… Full story

UGA to sponsor global leadership conference

UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is a sponsor of this year’s International Leadership Association’s 18th Global Conference, which will be held in Atlanta Nov. 2-5. ILA is the global network for those who practice, study and teach leadership…. Full story

Management and Leadership Development Program graduates ready for next steps

Congratulations to the graduates of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) from the EMC training facility in Smarr, Ga. Fanning faculty Brendan Leahy (pictured front right) and others facilitated the program for existing and emerging leaders. Designed as a… Full story

Latino students graduate from Leadership Without Limits program

Twenty Latino high school students graduated from the Leadership Without Limits program on September 24 at the Macon Convention Center. Family, friends and staff from the U.S. Department of Education Migrant Education program celebrated with the students, who presented seven… Full story

Connecting campus leaders to support underrepresented populations

Last week, the Fanning Institute hosted Designated Points of Contact (DPOC) from more than 20 University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) campuses to support increased access to leadership opportunities for underrepresented populations. Once… Full story

DeKalb Neighborhood Leadership Institute celebrates graduation

This past weekend, participants in the DeKalb Neighborhood Leadership Institute – a 3-month long program focused on potential and emerging economically-challenged leaders in DeKalb County – celebrated graduation. The Fanning Institute provided the content of the program to engage participants… Full story

UGA’s Fanning Institute appoints new members to advisory board

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia has added six leaders from across the state to serve on its advisory board. The board helps guide the strategic direction of the Institute in fulfilling its mission… Full story

Student Spotlight – Tara Gancos Crawford

In FY 16, more than 51 UGA students assisted the Fanning Institute in meeting our mission of strengthening communities and organizations through leadership development, training, and education. We are pleased to have doctoral student Tara Gancos Crawford as part of… Full story