Nonprofit leaders from across Georgia participated in an intensive, one-week leadership development program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in early January. The 18 participants in the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) included CEOs, presidents, board members and other leaders from a wide variety of organizations with missions such as supporting the arts, advocating for abused and neglected children, rehabilitating wildlife, strengthening the quality of cancer care, preparing underrepresented youth for college, and more.

ELPNO delivers more than 50 hours of leadership development focused on the nonprofit context. The experiential program is designed for participants to learn both from nationally known faculty and from each other. This is the seventh year that ELPNO has been offered – a cutting-edge leadership development program created through a partnership of UGA’s Fanning Institute, Georgia State University’s Nonprofit Studies Program at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and Georgia Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

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