GIL: Call for Applications

GALEO Institute for Leadership Serving Georgia Since 2004 “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Goals Educate: The GIL Program aims to develop knowledgeable, skilled, committed, and action-oriented leaders.  Participants from diverse background and different perspectives gain a better understanding of themselves and their role as community leaders while enhancing their existing leadership skills.  These skills include: valuing and utilizing diversity, understanding group dynamics, effective communication, conflict management, decision making, collaboration, and an understanding of the political and social realities of Georgia.  These skills are taught by trained facilitators using curriculum from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia. Connect: One of the goals of the GIL Program is to provide an opportunity for community leaders to meet and connect. The networking options available through the program allow GIL participants to meet like-minded individuals with whom to collaborate and affect change. Members will be able to meet with and hear from leaders in the business and non-profit sector, local and state offices, and other community leaders. In this way, participants will gain a better understanding of how to effectively lead change in their own communities. The connections gained through completion of the program serve as great resources for individuals to attain leadership positions in their communities and mobilize others towards common goals. Inspire: The GALEO Institute for Leadership is designed to create leaders that think outside of the box to solve current issues.  We strive to have participants that will utilize their leadership training to create meaningful impact  within their communities or area of work.  GIL Graduate often mention the program as a motivation and influencing factor within their roles as elected officials, business leaders, non-profit executives, and countless other occupations. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams GALEO Institute for Leadership Curriculum J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia – Community Leadership Program: It has been said that leadership is a prime force that makes positive things happen in a community. The Community Leadership Program (CLP) 5th Edition Curriculum is designed to develop knowledgeable, skilled, committed and action-oriented community leaders. The CLP brings together people from diverse backgrounds and varying perspectives to share ideas and experiences, develop new skills and knowledge about leadership, and create plans and strategies for implementing community advancement projects. The GALEO/CLP curriculum includes nine core modules: Understanding Leadership Communicating Effectively Making Group Decisions Building Communities Through Collaboration Valuing Community Diversity Group Dynamics Conducting Successful Meetings Managing Conflict Local Government Supplementary Workshops and Speakers: Besides learning from the research-based curriculum, the GIL Program brings in relevant community leaders and guest speakers who currently live out the skills and values discussed in the training. Participants will  hear from people in the field and how they manage the different issues brought up throughout the course of the program. This allows participants the opportunity to see the curriculum applied on a first-hand basis and to ask questions. Besides having leaders speak on the specific … Continue reading GIL: Call for Applications