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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 of strengthening communities and organizations through leadership development, training and education. The new members represent […]

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 our team. Crawford is working toward a Ph.D. in Integrative Conservation and Forestry and Natural […]

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 of Inclusive Leadership, November 2-5, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. More than 1,200 […]

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 two-year long partnership between the. Fanning Institute and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Fanning faculty […]

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 a political science and history major from Adel, Ga. In addition to working at the […]

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 year, ELPNO has provided practical opportunities for established and emerging nonprofit leaders to share insights […]

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 the GS LEAD program—the Grand Challenge Course. GS LEAD includes a summer-long, student-centered leadership academy […]

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 learned how to interview clients, write and deliver opening and closing statements, and to identify […]

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 Leadership Development helped those students learn what it’s like to be a college student. They […]

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 program, which brings academically prepared Latino high school seniors to UGA for a daylong look […]

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 “Blue and You,” a forum to bring the community together with police to talk about […]

Fanning faculty teach leadership skills at teen camp

Three faculty members from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development worked with more than 300 teen campers at the Georgia 4-H Classic Teen Leadership Summit this summer. Lauren Healey, Jenny Jordan, and Lori Tiller helped the teens identify and develop leadership and life skills, create strategies to work through conflict and determine effective messaging […]