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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 […]

Effective Supervision (in partnership with Together Georgia)

Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training. This three-hour course will address how to incorporate principles of leadership, professional authority and performance management into a structured and effective supervisory approach. Additional focus will be provided on how to transition from peer to […]

Fanning Institute names community leadership development award winners

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has recognized a staff member and doctoral candidate for their work in promoting leadership development throughout Georgia. At a meeting of the Fanning Institute Advisory Board on May 18, Director Matt Bishop presented the Sisson Community Leadership Development Award to Christina Allen-Wise and Lindsay Brown. Through this award, […]

UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb. 27. The program aims to improve the health of Georgians by increasing the capacity of leaders to transcend boundaries and work collaboratively in order to […]

2018 Community Leadership Conference Pre-Conference Offerings

This year, the Fanning Institute is offering two unique pre-conference sessions prior to the 2018 Community Leadership Conference. Attendees can choose to attend one of the sessions, both of which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Feb.21 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Feb. 22. The deadline to register for either of these sessions is […]

Upcoming conference to highlight community leadership innovations, best practices

In 2013, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce wanted to take its adult community leadership program, Leadership Dawson, to the next level. “Previously, the program consisted primarily of presentations from local officials in a classroom setting,” said S. Christie Haynes, president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. “We felt like a personal leadership development […]

Leadership development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia.   Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have […]

Conference tracks announced for 2018 Community Leadership Conference

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development has announced conference tracks for the upcoming 2018 Community Leadership Conference. Organized by the Fanning Institute, the third annual Community Leadership Conference will take place on Feb. 22 – 23, 2018, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. 2018 marks the first time that the […]

ELPNO registration deadline approaching

Nonprofit leaders looking to develop their personal leadership skills and make their organizations more effective are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO). ELPNO is scheduled for Jan. 7-12, 2018, at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. “It was […]

Fanning Institute-designed women’s leadership academy starts third year

In partnership with a Statesboro-area foundation, the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is helping a new group of women from southeast Georgia prepare for career and community leadership roles. The Fanning Institute hosted the opening retreat for the third annual Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy on Sept. 14-15. Sixteen women from […]

UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announced the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy during the annual State of the Public’s Health Conference at the UGA Center […]

Pre-conference offerings added to 2018 Community Leadership Conference lineup

For the first time since the Community Leadership Conference began, the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will offer two pre-conference sessions that will provide additional leadership development opportunities to participants. “Youth Leadership in Action Facilitator and Curriculum Training” and “The Nuts and Bolts of Facilitating Adult Community Leadership Development Programs” will be offered […]