Curriculum Tracks & Competencies


To help all employees at Augusta University and AU Health develop their leadership and business acumen competencies, the Office of Leadership Development’s academic courses and programs are organized in the following four curriculum tracks based on these focus questions:

  1. Leading Self – How can I be a leader in my unit or department?
  2. Leading Others – How can I act like a leader for others in my unit or department, and on work teams?
  3. Leading within the Organization – How can I empower others to lead in our culture?
  4. Leading for Results – How can I drive strategic results in my unit or department?

In addition to curriculum tracks, a matrix has been created to help employees identify the course(s) they want to attend for their leadership development.  Click to view the matrix and follow the directions provided. 

The Office of Leadership Development collaborates with Human Resources, Faculty Development, Educational Innovations Institute, and other units to provide opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership competencies, as well as measure our organizational progress toward creating a culture of authentic leaders.

Leadership Competencies

The term "competence" first appeared in an article authored by R.W. White in 1959, as a concept for performance motivation.

“Competencies” are clusters of measurable and observable knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to an employee’s successful performance of their job.

View and print the Augusta University and AU Health competencies for authentic leaders.

how are we doing with au and aumc competencies?

For the past 3 years, the Office of Leadership Development has been conducting IRB approved pre and post program research on the impact of our programs on the development of authentic leaders. A recently published article in the Journal of Leadership Studies (2017) documents the positive progress that is being made with our low-cost scalable longitudinal programs. Click to view the article.