Brendan focuses much of his efforts on community leadership programs, while also working heavily in subject areas such as instructional design, applied research and leadership assessments. He has expertise with a variety of leadership, social and communication styles assessments, including EmergeneticsĀ©. Leahy works on a variety of Fanning Institute programs and initiatives, including those focused on leadership development in a wide array of contexts, youth leadership development, general facilitation and organizational and community strategic planning.


  • 2002, Ed. D. in adult education, University of Georgia
  • 1998, M. Ed. In adult education, University of Georgia
  • 1995, B. A. in education, with a concentration in learning disabilities, Boston College

Breakout Session 6: March 9, 1:00-2:15 PM
Small business owners as leaders: Responses to a global pandemic.