Staff Values and Competencies

Emerson has a set of values and competencies that apply to staff and administrators. This page contains the description of the values and competencies, and a learning map we are developing as a guide to help staff and administration develop their core competencies.

Emerson's Individual Professional Values align with the College's vision and mission, and are supported by competencies.

Values and Competencies

This document (PDF) has a detailed description and definition of each of the values and competencies, which describe the attributes that are foundational to success at Emerson.

Core Competencies Learning Map

This "learning map" (PDF) is a guide to resources for professional growth in each competency area. Specific definitions of the competencies are included, as well as links and descriptions to resources. There are online video courses, in-person courses, articles, books, video clips, and coaching resources to accommodate any preferred learning style.

We will continue to develop and add resources to the core competencies learning map. Know of a good resource? We welcome your suggestions. Email them to for review.


If you have any comments or questions about this page, please email us and let us know!