Leadership Development for Undergraduate Ambassadors

UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers premier programs for undergraduate ambassadors. Through a collaborative partnership with your program, we tailor elements specific to your students’ discipline. Some programmatic elements that distinguish our approach from others on campus and across the nation include:
  • A leadership development curriculum with a focus on mastery of self, relationships, and action;
  • Facilitated monthly gatherings;
  • Mentoring by academic faculty and industry professionals;
  • Peer coaching;
  • Service-learning opportunities;
  • Professional development opportunities such as civil mediation training; and
  • An undergraduate course focused on leadership in relevant to your student ambassadors’ discipline.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Brendan Leahy at bleahy@fanning.uga.edu or 706-542-0742.

Transition Leadership Academy

A college immersion experience for students diagnosed with a Learning Disability (LD) or Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD)

May 27 to May 30, 2014

The Transition Leadership Academy is a college immersion experience for recent high school graduates and rising juniors and seniors diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (LD) or Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD). The purpose of the Institute is to aid these students in their efforts to experience academic and life success as they prepare to make the transition from high school to the world of post-secondary education.  

The program offers students first-hand experience interacting with college professors, living in a dorm, eating in dining halls, navigating campus, and participating in a variety of college-related academic and social environments. Through participation in this program, students will explore a variety of leadership development topics that are at the core of making a successful transition from high school to college. Some of these include:

  • Life after high school;
  • Reading and studying skills;
  • Self-advocacy through effective communication;
  • Goal-setting & personal strategic planning;
  • Time management, organization &  executive functioning;
  • Accommodations at the post-secondary level;
  • Documentation;
  • Effective use of assistive technology;
  • Attributes of successful college students; and
  • Post-secondary “pitfalls” to be avoided.