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AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is a statewide leadership network of higher education, k-12 and child welfare professionals who provide […]

Macon businesses prospering from UGA entrepreneurial leadership curriculum

An entrepreneurial leadership curriculum developed by the University of Georgia is helping several Macon business owners lead their businesses to new heights. In 2018, NewTown Macon – a nonprofit organization focused on economic and cultural development in downtown Macon – contacted the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development about developing a program that would […]

2019 Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

A unique event that convenes professionals to consider important issues that young people who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness face while pursuing a postsecondary education and the postsecondary resources available to these young people. Now in its third year, the conference will focus on three tracks: policy, students, and campus programs. Each session will […]

UGA helps develop youth leadership initiative in Moultrie

A program developed by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is helping prepare young African American males in Colquitt County to be future leaders in their community. Leadership Legends is designed to equip young African American men to positively contribute to their community and empower younger African American males that follow them, implementing a […]

Fanning names 2019 Sisson Community Leadership Development Award winners

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has recognized a faculty member, staff member and student for their work in promoting leadership development throughout Georgia. At the May 22 meeting of the Fanning Institute Advisory Board, Matt Bishop, director of the Fanning Institute, presented the Sisson Community Leadership Development Award to Terence Johnson, Sandy Christopher […]

Galloping into new leadership techniques at the Fanning Institute

Brittany Adams-Pope introduced a new tactic to help teenagers build their leadership skills during a summer program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Her approach? Hold your horses. Literally. “Horses are empathetic animals. They pick up on our body language and our energy and react to both,” said Adams-Pope, a public service faculty […]

UGA teams up with Georgia Chamber for High Potentials Leadership program

UGA led 19 business and organization members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce through a leadership program in May designed for employees with the potential to help address challenges in their communities. It was the second annual High Potentials Leadership program, led by faculty from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Along with leadership […]

Leadership program off to strong start

A new high school leadership development program has seen positive results in its first six months. Georgia Possible is designed to help students have success in the classroom and after graduation. Starting freshman year, students will participate in the program for three years. After nine sessions, administrators from UGA and Clarke County are pleased with the partnership […]

Community Leadership Conference 2019: Engaging Leaders, Engaging Communities

Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2019 Community Leadership Conference, on February 28 – March 1, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing […]

Community Leadership Conference to highlight rural leadership

Creating a pipeline of local leaders is difficult when young adults choose to leave home for opportunities elsewhere. This has been a challenge in Oglethorpe County for many years. With help from the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, county leaders began to tackle the problem last year. “We recognized the need to […]

Endowed gift to support Fanning community leadership efforts in Georgia

At the fall 2018 meeting of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development advisory board, board members and institute faculty and staff honored board chair and longtime supporter Jimmy Allgood and his family for an endowed gift that will fund community leadership development efforts throughout the state. The Allgood family has pledged an endowed gift […]

Fanning faculty member honored for work in dispute resolution

Raye Rawls, a senior public service faculty member in the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development at UGA, received the 2018 Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Award from the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the […]