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Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) 2020

Nonprofit leaders occupy unique positions in a unique field. Laden with constantly changing—and challenging—demands, executive directors and CEOs require a distinct set of skills and strong networks of support. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) connects nonprofit executives with powerful skill building opportunities led by nationally recognized faculty. Participants are transformed through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fanning Institute seeks two leadership development faculty positions

The nationally recognized J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, is seeking both a Leadership Development Generalist and a Youth Leadership Development Specialist. These are both 12-month renewable contract positions at the University of Georgia in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]