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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 […]

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, attendees will learn more about the issues that young people who have experienced foster care […]

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 of the region. The graduation ceremony, sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, was hosted by […]

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 for preparing her for a promotion to vice president of marketing at Goodwill Industries of […]

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 conference on Friday. Reeves was selected for his decades of public service in Colquitt County. […]