Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Employee & Organizational Development serves the University of Tennessee by providing faculty and staff with opportunities for growth in their careers and by promoting a community that embraces lifelong learning and respect for individual differences, celebrates competence and extraordinary accomplishments, and enhances the quality of work life.

Our Vision

We are the leading experts in creating innovative opportunities for growth and development within the University of Tennessee statewide community with far-reaching effects on the state, nation, and world.

Our Values

We believe respecting ourselves and others is necessary to realize personal and professional growth and development.

We actively seek to include diversity in our training and educational activities.
We accept the responsibility for fostering a respectful environment that provides participants with the freedom to express their diversity.

We believe that recognition of outstanding employees’ performance contributes to retention, promotes career growth, and demonstrates the university’s commitment to employees.

We believe lifelong learning is essential for continued development of the university community.

We value and support each employee’s responsibility for identifying, seeking, and creating personally satisfying work.

We support the university’s commitment to provide continuous performance support for employees.

We affirm that the university and employees mutually benefit when employees are valued, encouraged to learn, and supported to achieve outstanding professional and personal growth.

We believe that integrity, honesty, and confidentiality create a trusting environment.

Contact Information

Employee & Organizational Development
220 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6657
Fax: (865) 974-9715