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GALEO Institute for Leadership, Nationally Recognized Latinx Leadership Program

In Partnership with UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute, Accepting 2020 Applications: Apply Today



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(Norcross, GA) – The GALEO Institute for Leadership has been recognized “as one of the best Latino leadership programs in the nation.” The National Alliance of Latino Leadership Programs has recognized GALEO for helping grow a nation of Latino Leaders in addition to listing the program on their national directory

. Join our program today! GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund are accepting online applications for the GALEO Institute for Leadership, Class of 2020.

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching on Monday, January 6, 2020, at midnight.  

As part of the GALEO Institute for Leadership, we have continued our strategic partnership with the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute to expand and develop our joint efforts for the Community Leadership Program.

University of Georgia Fanning Institute: Founded in 1982, the Fanning Institute is named for Vice President and Professor Emeritus J.W. Fanning, whom many consider to be the father of leadership in Georgia. His leadership and community development legacy is carried on today through the Fanning Institute’s continued vision of building community capacity.

The curriculum being utilized for the GALEO Institute for Leadership will be the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute 6th Edition CLP (revised 2016). The curriculum provides eight modules 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.

In 2020 we will continue with our year-round cycle which will utilize the Fanning Institute’s Community Leadership Program modules and we will be coupling them with additional activities to further promote the leadership development of our community leaders. Latinos continue to be a growing segment of Georgia’s community and we have a responsibility to lead, however, participants from ALL backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The seminars are open to all persons, regardless of their racial or ethnic background. Diverse participants are encouraged to apply. The leadership sessions are more beneficial to all when the group represents broad diversity, so EVERYONE is encouraged to apply.  

The GALEO Institute for Leadership sessions will be conducted in English.  Participants will be selected based on their potential for leadership and their eagerness in implementing community betterment projects and initiatives.

Become part of a nationally recognized Leadership program today!

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 6, 2020, at midnight.  The program will begin on Friday, February 14, 2020, with a reception in the evening, and then continue on Saturday, February 15, 2020, for a full day of sessions from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Afterward, the schedule is set for monthly sessions to allow for statewide participation.  All sessions will be held in the Metro Atlanta area and a link to the set dates may be found here.

For more information and for a link to the online application to apply today, please visit this link:

This leadership program was made possible in part by the Sapelo Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, the University of Georgia-Fanning Institute, State Farm Insurance Company, and GALEO.


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