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 […]