The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s approach to Organizational Development is with a focus on TALENT DEVELOPMENT and the retention of high potential employees by creating programs that inspire professional growth and prepare employees for promotional opportunities.
We are committed to augmenting our culture with better performance.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSES
We are dedicated to fostering a learning culture by implementing multimodal learning strategies for all levels of leadership in our organization.
SKILLS-BASED TRAINING CLASSES
We recognize that each individual employee makes an impact on the community at large and empower them to be their best.We understand how to engage the different types of learner styles with the judicious use of multimedia and technology.
We prioritize the building of strategic relationships with our NEXUS program. We believe that successful onboarding is the foundation for extraordinary leadership. We provide opportunities for new leaders to build stakeholder relationships, understand our culture, and achieve results within the first year.
We understand the importance of creating favorable conditions that elicit a full spectrum of perspectives. We co-create opportunities for reaching sustainable decisions that are supported with a shared sense of ownership among members.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACHING
We are dedicated to promoting creativity, accelerating individual performance, and improving resilience through coaching. We value coaching as a critical leadership and management competency.
TEAM BUILDING RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS
We value results through collaboration. We create and offer workshops that demonstrate the value of participation and open communication. We understand how team building improves group dynamics and productivity.
INNOVATION AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
We value creativity and innovation. We recognize the impact that a positive work environment has on the ability to innovate and motivate, thus, we continually seek to expand internal services that foster an asset-based-thinking culture.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
We are dedicated to providing exceptional and relevant content. We apply evidence-based practices that is audience-focused and objectives-driven for optimal learning outcomes.
We are committed to the development of a deep bench of talent who are prepared to step into advanced positions. We ensure the continuity of leadership by encouraging individual growth and development through a synthesis of our various services and programs.
The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County was selected as one of 95 cities partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies' national What Works Cities initiative, one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Athens-Clarke County received expert technical assistance in its partnership with the Center for Government Excellence at John Hopkins University and Results for America, two of five organizations within the What Works Cities consortium.