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 […]

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For about an hour, participants played the roles of students in a simulation of the steps […]

Fanning Institute to host inaugural Embark Georgia conference this month

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will host an inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference on college access and resources for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. The conference will be held May 18-19 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Embark Georgia is a statewide network of support for young […]

Youth mentors ready for summer leadership programs

With a number of youth summer programs fast approaching, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development conducted the 2017 Fanning Youth Summer Programs Mentor Training on April 18. During the training session, the mentors learned about UGA’s policies and requirements for working with youth and managing risk, and they also were taught best practices for […]

New award at Fanning Institute recognizes community leadership development work

A new award recognizes faculty members, staff, and graduate students at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for their work in Georgia’s communities. At Monday’s meeting of the institute’s advisory board, Fanning Institute Director Matt Bishop named faculty member Lauren Healey and graduate student Tara Gancos Crawford as the inaugural winners of the Sisson […]

Students provide support for Fanning Institute’s work

Twenty-one University of Georgia students have worked directly with Fanning Institute faculty and staff members on a variety of public service and outreach projects during the 2016-2017 academic year. These students have contributed to the Fanning Institute’s portfolio – which includes developing and implementing leadership education and development programs, curriculum development, technical assistance, applied research, […]

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 partnered with the College of Engineering on a pilot program called the Emerging Engineering Leaders […]

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 County 4-H SHAPES program spent time Thursday with Fanning Institute faculty learning about a host of […]

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 Youth Mentoring in Georgia Report, a statewide collaboration between the Fanning Institute, the Georgia Student […]