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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 […]

New class graduates from nonprofit leadership program

As executive director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Melissa Ehrhardt had attended many leadership conferences and assumed they were all much the same. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the University of Georgia proved her wrong. “I was beyond surprised and grateful to find that the UGA ELPNO was like nothing I […]

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 helps Oglethorpe County build community leadership program

For many years, the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce identified leadership development as a community need, but did not have a way to make it happen. However, with the help of the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the support of community partners such as the Oglethorpe County Rotary Club and retired Oglethorpe […]

UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The building on Hoyt Street that houses the council sees a steady stream of partners that have been cultivated from nonprofit organizations, state agencies and the […]

UGA helping women in southeast Georgia grow as leaders

As a counselor in the Upper School at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, Kinsley Baker has a great job and a good quality of life. It wasn’t always this way. In fact, when Baker began the 2017-2018 Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy she also had a “great job,” she said. “But it was a […]

Fanning hosts third annual Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute

A University of Georgia summer leadership program continues to help prepare students with intellectual or developmental disabilities for their futures while also giving them a college experience. Seven participants, representing six different Georgia counties, completed the third annual Destination Dawgs Summer Leadership Institute, held July 18 – 20 on the UGA campus. Coordinated by the […]

UGA partners with Clarke County School District to launch Georgia Possible

The University of Georgia has partnered with the Clarke County School District (CCSD) to launch Georgia Possible, a new three-year pilot program focused on leadership development and college readiness for CCSD high school students. The goal of Georgia Possible is to develop a cohort of Clarke County high school students to better prepare them for […]

UGA-based program helps nonprofits build organizational leadership capacity

When Goodwill of North Georgia sought to develop leaders at all levels of its organization, it turned to a nonprofit executive leadership program housed at the University of Georgia. Each year since 2010, Goodwill of North Georgia has enrolled several employees in the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) at UGA, a partnership between […]