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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 […]

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 Friday, February 3, 2017 – 4:00pm A call for workshop proposals will be available until […]

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. More than 1,200 people from around the world are expected to attend this year’s event. […]

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 highly interactive series of workshops, MLDP helps individuals develop and practice leadership skills. Sessions are […]

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 community service projects prior to graduation. “I learned from this project that it takes one […]

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 a year, the Embark Georgia DPOCs convene to share information and updates about what is […]

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 in a variety of leadership skills development. Participants completed a Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) to […]