The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will hold its inaugural Community Leadership Conference Feb. 10-11, 2016 on the University of Georgia campus in Athens.

The two-day conference will allow attendees to select from 16 different workshops to create a customized agenda. Each workshop is coordinated by a faculty member at the Fanning Institute, and led by faculty or community practitioners who are experts on the topics.

Topics include volunteer management, evaluation, assessment, best practices, how to engage various groups, and how to design and sustain community leadership programs.

Public Service and Outreach Vice President Jennifer Frum, UGA Student Government Association President Johnelle Simpson II and Matt Hauer, a demographer with the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government also will speak.

The conference is geared toward leadership work within a community, whether that be a community based around a geographical location or focused on a shared interest.

The cost of the full conference is $200; one day is $100. Each day includes two workshop sessions as well as guest speakers. Feb. 11 will also feature exhibits that show the work of Public Service and Outreach faculty across Georgia.