400_individual_project-part_b_competency_inventory.docx

Directions:

1. BEFORE YOU START consider where you want to be professionally 5 years from when you graduate, and the specific nature and requirements of the type of job or area of specialization you envision yourself having – for example Project Manager of a major road reconstruction project. (If you are not sure what the nature or requirements of you envisioned job might be do an internet search of job descriptions)

 

2. NEXT STEP,now based on your past experiences and your present level of experience, knowledge, and/or skill, read each of the competency sets on the next 3 pages, and using the following scale, rate your current level of mastery for each competency:

(N) None – I have very little or noexperience or skills in this competency area

(B) Basic – I have a general understanding and could work in simple situations with support and coaching from others

(C) Competent – I have a good understanding and can work in situations of moderate difficulty without support or coaching from others

(P) Mastery – I have a well-developed understanding and could work in difficult situations with minimal support and coaching from others

 

3. FINAL STEP,firstreview the list and considering only the competencies you checked/circled as N or B, identify and list the three competencies you believe will be most important for you to have in the next 5 years. Then review the list a second time considering only the competencies you have checked/circled as C or P and identify and list the three competencies you believe to be your greatest assets/strengths.

 

Three most important competencies I will need to develop over next 5 years

1.

2.

3.

 

My five strongest competencies

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


 

Set 1: Competencies Required for Effectively Leading Oneself

1.1

Self-Management

The ability to effectively organize, direct, and manage one’s own activities, time, priorities, and resources towards the achievement of one’s objectives and goals. Includes (requires) the skills of goal-setting, planning, scheduling, time management, self-evaluation, and self-development.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Initiative and Perseverance

The willingness and ability to begin, and the determination to follow through energetically with a plan or task. Without being asked or directed, plans ahead for upcoming problems or opportunities; takes appropriate action, typically doing more than is required or expected; and stays on task, without being easy discourage, until objectives and goals are achieved.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

Results Driven

The ability to set specific, measurable improvement goals and to make timely and effective decisions, that through strategic planning will produce successful results. Demonstrates concern for meeting objectives in a timely manner within the standards of cost and quality.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.4

Critical Thinking

The ability to disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence to understand the nature an significance of problems and to evaluate arguments (reasons and their companion conclusions)

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5

Decision-making/Judgment

Perceives the impact, implications, and potential consequences of decisions and as a result exercises good judgment by making timely, rational, and well-informed de
cisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.6

Flexibility/Adaptability

Is open to change and new information; can adjust and adapt work behaviors and methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.7

Integrity/Honesty

Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.8

Continual Learning

Recognizes one’s own strengths and weaknesses and seeks feedback from others for improvement; engages in self-development and takes advantage of opportunities to master new knowledge and skills.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 2: Competencies Required for Effectively Leading Groups

2.1

Teamwork/Teambuilding

The ability to foster commitment and trust of a group, and develop within them a sense of pride and cohesiveness, while inspiring, encouraging, and guiding them towards goal accomplishments.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Written Communication

Has the ability to express facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing, and organized manner that is appropriate to the audience and occasion.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Oral Communication

Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups tailored to the audience and the situation.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

Active Listening

Is attentive and listens carefully to others, paying full attention to the speaker taking time to digest what he or she hears before responding

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

Interpersonal Skills

Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations; is tactful, compassionate and sensitive, and treats others with respect regardless of their level, personality, culture or background.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.6

Leveraging Diversity

Respects, understands, values and seeks out individual differences to achieve the vision and mission of the group and/or organization; creates an inclusive work environment

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.7

Conflict Management

The ability to identify, and take appropriate steps to prevent, potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.8

Customer Focus

Anticipates and meets the need of all stakeholders, has the ability to respond to changing demands, and is committed to continuous improvement of services.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Set 3: Competencies Required for Effectively Leading Organizations

3.1

Visioning/Goal Setting

Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; is able to restate the organization’s mission and vision in terms of measurable and achievable goals and objectives; and can influence other to achieve those goals by clearly translating them into action.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2

Decision-making/Problem-solving

The ability to identify and analyze problems and needs; make logical decisions; and provide workable solutions.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

Strategic Thinking

The ability to formulate effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategies of the organization.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4

Influencing/Negotiating

The ability to persuade others, build consensus through give and take, facilitate “win-win” solutions, and gain cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.5

Business Acumen

The knowledge and understanding of both the internal financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions and processes of an organization, and the organization’s external markets, industry, competition, and products/services.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 4: Competencies Required for Technical Credibility

4.1

Project Management

The ability to establish and execute a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective through the setting of priorities, goals, and timetables.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

Technical Expertise

Understands and appropriately applies knowledge, skills, practices, and procedures related to a specialized field of practice and/or expertise.

N

B

C

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OTHERS

 

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