- Departments & Offices I - Z
- Organizational Development
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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.
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.
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 are dedicated to promoting creativity, accelerating individual performance, and improving resilience through coaching. We value coaching as a critical leadership and management competency.
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.
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.
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.
Come learn what ACC Toastmasters is all about. Toastmasters is for everyone! Even if you are already a great speaker, Toastmasters is a great place to make friends and meet new people.
All employees are invited to attend any of the weekly meetings to learn more about your ACC Toastmasters. They meet every Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm, at the Bobby Snipes Water Resource Center located on Barber Street.
Students in the Georgia Possible Program met with and prepared questions for our Innovation Ambassadors to learn about the innovative things that their respective department is doing. Some of the showcased departments included Public Utilities, Economic Development, Fire, and Planning. They learned about the mission for each department, how to prepare for a career, and more! Following a great rundown, our Ambassadors answered specific questions brought by the Georgia Possible Program students to help guide their success as future leaders of Athens-Clarke County.