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Values-Based Learning

Living our values every day

Our values are foundational in everything we do. They are our guidepost, defining who we are and who we aspire to be as a community. They help us make decisions. They refer to an inclusive "we" and apply to every member of the Georgia Tech community – student, faculty, staff, alumnus, and affiliate.

To that end, we have deliberately crafted learning and professional development opportunities that are directly connected to each of Georgia Tech's nine organizational values. Learning grounded in these values helps us L.O.V.E. GT (Living Our Values Every Day) while providing insights to consider, ideas to ponder, and skills that can be immediately used to grow our professional and personal development.

Find Your Next Learning Opportunity

Are you living or leading out the Georgia Tech values every day? Explore our full catalog of learning grounded in our community values.


Prioritize Students

We are educators first and foremost, committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. We measure our success by the achievements of our students and the impact of our graduates in improving the lives of others.

Featured Course: Managing and Developing Student Employees
This learning session aids you in accelerating student employee effectiveness.

Strive for Excellence

We strive to be among the best at what we do, and to set high expectations for each of us individually and for our community as a whole. The expectation of excellence, which is instrumental to our ability to have a meaningful impact in the world, extends to our teaching, our research and creative endeavors, our athletic programs, and our operations.

Featured Course Habits: A Framework to Reach Your Potential
This learning session explores what motivates you to act, perform, and be at your best.

Thrive on Diversity

We see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. We strive to remove barriers to access and success, and to build an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission.  

Featured Course: Implicit Bias
This workshop, hosted by the Office of Institute Diversity, introduces the concept of implicit bias and how these unconscious, automatic mental processes may impact our behaviors.

Celebrate Collaboration

We enable and celebrate collaboration across disciplines and perspectives, between units and departments, and with other organizations at home and around the world. We value the contributions of all members of our community, promote civil and respectful discourse, and help one another succeed.

Featured Course Discovering Your Personal Style Leveraging the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
In this course, we explore team dynamics.

Safeguard Freedom

We protect the freedom of all members of our community to ask questions, seek truth, and express their views. We cherish diversity of ideas as necessary for learning, discovery, scholarship, and creativity.

Featured Course: Leading Congruently
In this workshop, we explore how to L.O.V.E. GT (Live our Values Everyday).

Nurture Well-Being

We strive to build a healthy and vibrant environment that helps our students and every member of our community grow holistically and develop the self-awareness, knowledge, and practices necessary to pursue healthy, purposeful, fulfilling lives.

Act Ethically

We hold one another to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. We are transparent and accountable, and strive to earn and maintain the public trust.

Be Responsible Stewards

We are careful stewards of the resources we are entrusted with and strive to be an example of sustainability, efficiency, respect, and responsibility.


The mission and the values are not just words on paper. They describe who we are and who we aspire to be every day.

- President Ángel Cabrera
WLPD - President Ángel Cabrera

Listen: Interruptions Podcast - Living Our Values Every Day

From interacting with one another to the decisions we make and the culture we want to create, our values underscore what we do at Georgia Tech. In Episode #1 of the Interruptions podcast, the full Workplace Learning & Professional Development team discusses this new framework for our community and the importance of values congruence, especially in times of high stress and competing priorities.

Listen to the Podcast Episode
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