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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]