GALEO Institute for Leadership

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

When: February – November 2019

Where: GALEO Offices in Midtown Atlanta

Who’s Eligible: Adults (18+) that live in the State of Georgia and are committed to being leaders in their community. Diverse participants are encouraged to apply!


Want to improve your leadership skills but don’t know how?
Want to get more involved in your community but can’t figure out where to begin?

The GALEO Institute for Leadership is you answer!!

This program is designed to assist participants in:

  • Becoming more knowledgeable about themselves, leadership practices and their communities;
  • Developing skills needed to assist them in becoming stronger community leaders;
  • Coming together to use their newly acquired knowledge and enhanced leadership skills to address community issues, needs, problems and challenges;
  • Exercising leadership by engaging themselves in activities and undertaking projects to improve their communities.

WATCH: Kennesaw State University Journalism student, Pablina Lopez, shared this overview of a GALEO Institute for Leadership Session:

Applications for the 2019 GALEO Institute for Leadership cohort are due by midnight on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019!

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2019 Application



Schedule For Up coming GIL Class of 2019:

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019:

  • Application deadline

Saturday, February 2, 2019:

  • Interview Day option 1

Saturday, February 9, 2019:

  • Interview Day option 2

Friday, February 15, 2019:

  • Opening Reception

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

  • Module: Understanding Community Leadership
  • Leadership panel with local community leaders
  • Select project groups & GALEO

Saturday, March 9, 2019:

  • Module: Effective Communication
  • Workshop: public Speaking

Saturday, April 13, 2019:

  • Module: Valuing Communicating Diversity (Lunch Speaker)
  • Module :Conducting Successful Meetings

Saturday, May 11, 2019:

  • Module: Group Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Module: Managing Conflict

Saturday, June 8, 2019:

  • Module:Building Communities through Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Workshop: Financial Literacy
  • Workshop: Running for Public Office

Saturday, July 13, 2019:

  • Module:Local Government
  • Workshop: Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Candidate training Session

Saturday, August 10, 2019:

  • GALEO leadership Engagement I
  • GALEO leadership Engagement II

Saturday, September 14, 2019:

  • Class field Trip Focusing on Community Issues (Canvassing Trip to Gainesville or Dalton organized by Harvey/Jerry)

Saturday, October 12, 2019:

  • Presentations: Final Group Project

Saturday, November 9, 2019:

  • Graduation




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