At WGU, we believe in the inherent worth and ability of the individual. This is evident in the work we do—creating pathways to a better life by expanding access to education—and in how we do it—with an unwavering focus on our students.
This core belief in the worth of the individual and our vision to be the most student-centric university are woven into our culture, which is foundational to our success and the success of our students.
To ensure that our 7,500 faculty, staff, and leaders understand and embrace our culture, we have articulated seven Cultural Beliefs that support WGU’s vision and mission as we work to achieve our goals. Every WGU team member participates in workshops that provide training in making our cultural beliefs integral to our work life.
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Continuous Learning & Development
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WGU’s mission statement is “We change lives for the better by creating pathways to opportunity.” This is our mission for students and employees. We provide many different development resources and programs for our faculty and staff at all levels.
WGU has resources for career and skill development for all of our employees. These range from thousands of online courses to cohort-based programs focused on taking people to the next level of leadership
WGU believes in employees driving their individual development with support from their leadership, along with formalized learning opportunities. WGU is an active participant of online development opportunities from LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, and others.
WGU believes in and encourages learning with and from other experiences. We promote mentor/mentee relationships and have developed SAGE’s Exchange program. In this program employees temporally to and work in another role to support their development.
WGU strives to promote our employees at a similar rate of growth. In order to do this we have a comprehensive leadership pipeline to enable the next generation of WGU leaders.
WGU employs experts in leadership development who design, develop, and facilitate leadership development. All these programs are vetted with input from the senior leadership team to ensure alignment with WGU’s goals and mission.
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