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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. […]

UGA leadership conference includes community award, keynote session on digital marketing

The University of Georgia will host its second Community Leadership Conference Feb. 2-3, this year including an award for community innovation and a session on digital marketing. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the conference will be held at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. Last year, the event drew 120 participants […]

Meyers helps showcase Fanning Institute’s work at foster care conferences

The Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s David Meyers showcased his leadership development work at two professional conferences late in 2016. Meyers and graduate assistant Octavia Fugerson participated in the Georgia Conference on Children and Families, organized by Together Georgia, in Augusta, where their work was featured in three sessions. Those included: “Help Our Youth Thrive […]

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 was an amazing program to be involved in, and I hope many more students will […]

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 of the five communities to host the program thus far. The Locate South GeorgiaLEADS program […]

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 students to campus in January 2017. This non-degree certificate program will provide students with intellectual […]

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 for Civil and Human Rights Executive Vice President and Fanning Advisory Board member Deborah Richardson […]