Services and Support

SERVICE & support: Career Counseling

In 1991, David Guest advanced the concept of a "T-shaped professional." This concept encourages workers to culticvate the depth and breadth of their skills and knowledge in order to be prepared for opportunities in the workforce. Earning a degree or certificate is but the beginning of a person's preparation for a job.


Our sessions will focus on exploring the depth and breadth of your professional knowledge and skills, as well as 3 dimensions of your career: disciplines, sectors and regions you are able and interested in working in. Contact Dr. Caryl A. Hess at for more information.

Services: Assessments

There are times during a person's journey toward leadership development that the results of a valid and reliable assessment can provide insights into a leader as a person. The following assessment tools are currently available by certified faculty.


Click here to see a complete list of AU and AU Health assessment tools, fees and faculty.


Service: Executive education

The Office of Leadership Development is committed to serving our community and others throughout the State of Georgia. We will customize our leadership development courses and programs to meet the needs of your culture. 

Current customers include: Richmond County Schools, SRP Federal Credit Union and Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs, just to name a few. If you have any interest in hearing more about our customized Leadership Development Executive Education courses and programs, please call Dr. Caryl A. Hess at 706.721.6507 or email her at


Service: 360 Assessment for development  

The Office of Leadership Development uses a 360 tool administered by a third party vendor, The Hay Group (aka Korn Ferry), titled the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) to provide meaningful feedback to AU and AUMC leaders striving to develop their talents and skills. Once the ESCI results are confidentially aggregated from supervisors, colleagues, peers, and direct reports into a final report, the participant will receive 2 hours of executive coaching from an external, certified coach.

If you have any interest in discussing the administration of the ESCI/360 assessment, please call Kelli Brooks at 706.721.4803 or email .