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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

Global leaders headline ILA conference in Atlanta

George A. Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011), and Ajay Bramdeo, African Union Ambassador to the European Union working, have joined the list of headliners at the upcoming annual global conference of the International Leadership Association (ILA), The Dynamics… Full story

Fanning kicks off South Georgia leadership program

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in August launched Locate South Georgia LEADS, a program to develop a regional leadership pipeline throughout South Georgia. One of the largest regional leadership programs in Georgia, it is the result of a… Full story

Student Spotlight – Katherine Twomey

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. Junior Katherine Twomey is part of our team again this year. Katherine is… Full story

Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) 2017 registration available

Registration is now open for the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) to be held January 8-13, 2017 at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development on the University of Georgia Campus in Athens, Ga. Now in its tenth… Full story

Summer leadership academy shifts focus of graduates

Twelve University of Georgia doctoral students have completed the Graduate Scholars Leadership, Engagement and Development (GS LEAD) Summer Academy, presented by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Graduate School and have moved to the next phase of… Full story

Athens Peer Court trains 200th youth volunteer

Last night Athens Peer Court welcomed its 12th cohort of youth volunteers to the program. This group marked the 200th volunteer to complete Athens Peer Court training. In addition to developing leadership skills, participants from local middle and high schools… Full story

Five students participate in inaugural Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute

Five students from throughout Georgia participated in the inaugural Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute, a summer program at the University of Georgia for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The summer leadership program, implemented by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for… Full story

Padres e Hijos celebrates a decade of preparing families for the college admissions process

Fourteen high school seniors and their parents recently toured the University of Georgia and participated in information sessions as part of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s Padres e Hijos program. This is the 10th consecutive year for the… Full story

UGA launches “Blue and You,” bringing police and local youths together to address potentially divisive issues

Athens, Ga.—In a time of heightened sensitivity between police and the public, the University of Georgia is launching a program to facilitate conversations between youth and law enforcement officers to address conflicts before they escalate into violence. The idea for… Full story