The Office of Leadership Development was created to develop authentic and inclusive leaders by providing a suite of  evidence and competency-based, experiential, community-wide, leadership, and management development opportunities within the context of our mission and vision.


The Office of Leadership Development exists to develop authentic, inclusive leaders who are agents for change, excellence, and life-long learning throughout the organization and the community.




To serve and advance Georgia's citizens and institutions by being the State's premier knowledge, research, and development center for authentic and inclusive leaders.

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"Leadership is the process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal."

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Leadership Development Model: Authentic Leadership

Augusta University will focus on creating authentic leaders. The concept of authenticity has its roots in Greek philosophy *To thy own self be true.

Researchers seem to agree that authentic leaders demonstrate five qualities:

  1. Understanding their purpose;
  2. Practicing solid values
  3. Leading and following with heart
  4. Establishing connected relationships; and
  5. Demonstrating self-discipline.

Authentic leadership: A review of the literature and research agenda