The Georgia College Approach

At Georgia College, leadership means more. Our approach to leadership doesn't just focus on the bottom line—but on how individuals, groups, and organizations can serve the public good.
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Our Process and Methods

At Georgia College, leadership means more. Our approach to leadership doesn't just focus on the bottom line—but on how individuals, groups, and organizations can serve the public good. We believe that every leadership challenge has a solution that can be found in the arts and sciences, and we bring proven, research-based frameworks to our partners, providing customized solutions.

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Workshops and Trainings
Research-Based Assessments

Who We Are

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Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723

Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She also holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the Honors College. In that role, she created the honors peer mentorship program and co-published an article focused on the effects of peer mentorship on student leadership. Ms. Copeland is an active member of the Milledgeville community, serving as a Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber Ambassador and board member of Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center. She actively seeks opportunities to continue her leadership education. Ms. Copeland is a 2020 graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program, and received Georgia College's 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Programs and Assistant Professor of History
(478) 445-1227
  • Western European security 
  • Civil-military relations 
  • Transatlantic relations 
  • European integration 
  • German foreign policy

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Atlanta Council on International Relations.

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Liz Speelman

Liz Speelman, Ph.D.

Director, Outdoor Center at Georgia College and Senior Lecturer, Health & Human Performance
(478) 445-7536

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Georgia
M.Ed., Outdoor Education Administration, Georgia College
B.Sc., Environmental Science, University of Guelph


Dr. Liz Speelman has been teaching in the outdoors for more than twenty years. She teaches about group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and leadership--whether on the challenge course, out in a field, or in a traditional classroom. She is author of Aerial Adventure Environments: The Theory and Practice of the Challenge Course, Zip Line, and Canopy Tour Industry, with M. Wagstaff, S. H. Jordan, and K. Haras.

Leadership Facilitators

Georgia College's team of Leadership Facilitators provide leadership-development consulting.

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Leadership Clinics

Georgia College's Leadership Clinics offer team-based analysis and problem-solving for organizations in our community and across Georgia.


With a portfolio of consulting, training, and leadership solutions, we help build high-performing organizations and leaders. Using proven, research-based frameworks, we leverage our expertise to support our partners, identify their needs, strengthen their capacity, and meet their strategic goals.

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Our Areas of Expertise 

  • Education 
  • Nonprofit 
  • Government 
  • Business and Manufacturing 
  • Civic Organizations 


Clients We Serve 

  • Team Leadership Development 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Succession Management 
  • Mentorship 


Frequently Asked Questions

Your partners at Georgia College are ready to consult with you and support you.