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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 […]

Two new tools offered to strengthen leadership development

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has two new tools to assist clients as we work to strengthen communities and organizations through leadership development, training, & education – executive coaching and Real Colors facilitation. Matt Bishop, Fanning Institute director, is excited to add this expertise, “Having faculty certified in executive coaching and Real Colors […]

Hispanic leaders ready to serve

Georgia’s fastest growing talent pool is its Hispanic population. By 2030, one in five Georgians under 24 will be Hispanic. With that in mind, a new leadership development program was created to build a larger and stronger group of Hispanic leaders ready to serve their communities and organizations. The Cultivating Hispanic Leaders Institute (CHLI) was […]