Professional & Organizational Development

Competencies

Competencies are skills or behaviors that are essential for success in specific roles. Professional & Organizational Development has identified the following competencies for UW staff and leaders. Competencies are mapped to POD offerings and are clustered in five areas of excellence: individual, interpersonal, operational, leadership, and organizational.

  • Accountability and integrity
  • Building effective teams
  • Change and resilience
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Conflict management
  • Customer focus
  • Developing employees
  • Hiring and staffing
  • Information and technology
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Managing and measuring work
  • Organizational acumen
  • Planning and prioritization
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Process and project management
  • Race, equity, and difference
  • Self-awareness
  • Speaking and presenting
  • Strategic ability
  • UW policies and systems
  • Written communications

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Make sure to save POD’s Competency Guide (PDF)  so you can easily identify courses, services, and resources that relate to competencies you wish to develop. Our Annual Class Schedule may also help with your planning.


Competency Spotlight: Information and Technology

Become more adept at how you interact with information and technology.

Most of us rely on using multiple technologies and processing a high volume of information in our work each day. Hallmarks of the information and technology competency include arranging information and files in a useful manner, becoming adept at using the software needed to accomplish work, leveraging technology to positively impact quality, and keeping current on emerging technologies.

Aspects of the following offerings may help you develop your competence in relation to information and technology: