U-M Organizational Competencies

In May 2007 a model for U-M organizational competencies was approved by the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The primary goals for this U-M-wide model were to create a tool that would be aligned and supportive of the university’s mission and values and complementary to functional/technical competencies that are organization and/or profession specific.

Organizational competencies are defined as the skills, knowledge, abilities, and behaviors that support effective stewardship of the University of Michigan’s mission, vision, values, and resources. U-M organizational competencies are the clusters of behaviors that employees are expected to exhibit in order to be successful in the organization as a whole, as well as behaviors that reinforce common organizational culture.