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UGA’s Fanning Institute to sponsor ILA conference

UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a public service and outreach unit, is a sponsor of this year’s International Leadership Association’s 18th Global Conference, which will be held Nov. 2-5 in Atlanta.

ILA is the global network for those who practice, study and teach leadership. More than 1,200 people from around the world are expected to attend this year’s event. Janet Rechtman, a senior public associate at the Fanning Institute, is the conference chair.

The conference will feature more than 200 peer-reviewed presentations by leadership scholars and practitioners as well as multiple opportunities to network and share experiences with leadership researchers, practitioners, scholars, coaches, consultants, administrators, and business and public leaders.

Key conference speakers include Derreck Kayongo, chief executive officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta; Ajay Bramdeo, African Union ambassador to the European Union; Ron Heifetz, founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and George A. Papandreou, prime minister of Greece from 2009-2011. During the conference, ILA will present its Legacy of Leadership Award posthumously to Robert Greenleaf, founder of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Atlanta. Registration information and conference details are at