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Class of 2023 Leadership Dawgs pose for a class picture

Leadership Dawgs

Leadership Dawgs is a 12-month program bookended by two in-person weekend meetings that engage participants in active leadership development. The program challenges business professionals to uncover their leadership potential ultimately to advance their careers, optimize their team's performance and cultivate a diverse professional network.

The students—Leadership Dawgs—then put these insights into practice through a one-year Community Impact Project (CIP) that supports the needs of Atlanta and Athens-based nonprofits. One year later, participants will return to attend content sessions at the final meeting and share the outcomes of their CIPs. A panel of ILA faculty evaluates the CIPs, and a winning group will have the opportunity to award up to $10,000 to their nonprofit partner.

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Learn how Leadership Dawgs are supporting our current partners.

Current Nonprofit Partners

"This new [Leadership Dawgs] program and these past two days have clearly been methodically, carefully and intentionally planned by the ILA team; attention to detail makes a difference!"

- Class of 2023 Leadership Dawgs Participant

"I learned a lot about myself. I need to change behaviors for my and others' benefits, but also, I am doing some great things."

- Class of 2023 Leadership Dawgs Participant

"I found all of the content actionable with tangible and practical takeaways."

- Class of 2023 Leadership Dawgs Participant

Photo collage of participants of the inaugural Leadership Dawgs alumni leadership development program.