Let's Find a Solution Together

We believe the best way to begin is with a conversation. We want to hear from you about how we can be helpful and work together to achieve your goals.
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Our Five-Step Method

Step One. Listen.

Our approach begins with listening. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas.

Step Two. Envision.

We'll talk with you about what you'd like to achieve and where we can go together.

Step Three. Design.

Georgia College will develop for you a customized learning plan, proposal, and timeline.

Step Four. Accomplish.

We'll work together to achieve maximum impact.

Step Five. Sustain.

It's not enough to learn the principles of effective leadership; we need to practice them over time. Georgia College will remain your partner as you integrate your new practices of effective leadership into your organization.

Your Partners

Your Partners in Leadership

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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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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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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.