Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and work productively with others emphasizing collaboration and cultural awareness to produce quality work.

Work appropriately and productively with others.

  • Set appropriate goals.
  • Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly in writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate respectful behavior to group members.
  • Exhibit appropriate behavior when faced with conflict.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interact positively as a team member.
  • Respect other’s ideas.
  • Cooperate with others in a group setting.
  • Acknowledge quality efforts of self and others.

Use different perspectives to increase innovation and the quality of work.

  • Generate ideas with group members.
  • Recognize the opinions and feelings of others.
  • Appropriately accept constructive feedback.

Use appropriate principles of communication effectively.

  • Are active listeners.
  • Use information to make decisions.
  • Ask appropriate questions.
  • Read, understand and create information in a variety of forms.
  • Follow directions.
  • Use technology to communicate.
  • Use various channels of communication.
  • Express ideas.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Adjust to various roles and responsibilities and understand the need to be flexible to change.

Adapt to varied roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

  • Work well independently and with others.
  • Understand and accept mistakes as a natural part of learning.
  • Complete tasks and projects.
  • Identify the stages needed to complete a project or task.
  • Develop an awareness of effective strategies to improve project or task completion.
  • Listen with an open mind.
  • Accept and appreciate diversity.

Works effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.

  • Understand that change occurs frequently.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to change.
  • Recognize different levels of structure.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Understand the need to adapt to changing requirements and information.
  • Are open to change.
  • Understand how to approach handling conflict using a win–win perspective.

Demonstrate appropriate risk–taking.

  • Consider alternative or new ways to complete tasks.
  • Identify alternative ways to achieve goals.
  • Understand when to ask ‘What if?’
  • Approach brainstorming with an open mind.
  • Determine pros and cons of others’ suggestions.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Practice leadership skills, and demonstrate integrity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility in all activities.

Use interpersonal skills to influence and guide others toward a goal.

  • Provide positive encouragement to others on their work.
  • Relate positively to others.
  • Understand methods to influence others towards goals.
  • Understand how to listen to others and to share own ideas.
  • Accept and offer constructive comments.

Leverage the strengths of others to accomplish a common goal.

  • Demonstrate listening, speaking and questioning skills.
  • Work as a member of a team to complete tasks.
  • Acknowledge views and ideas of others.
  • Understand the value of compromise.

Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior.

  • Take responsibility for own actions.
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness and honesty.
  • Identify important core values.

Demonstrate mental, physical, and emotional preparedness to accomplish the task.

  • Identify and organizes materials required for the task.
  • Show willingness to prepare and stays focused on task.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate initiative, creativity, self–direction, and entrepreneurial thinking to produce successful outcomes.

Perform work without oversight.

  • Assess the task and identify actions that must be taken.
  • Understand cause–effect relationship in completing sequential steps.
  • Understand that incomplete work is not acceptable.
  • Understand the importance of self–confidence.
  • Know how to access resources.
  • Formulate solutions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to self/group/society.

Use time efficiently to manage workload

  • Segment task into steps.
  • With guidance, create timelines to facilitate completion of tasks.
  • With guidance, prioritize steps in proper order.

Assess mastery of skills.

  • Understand the task.
  • Identify skills needed to be successful at the task.
  • Know when to share knowledge appropriately.

Set and achieve high standards and goals.

  • Understand and write incremental steps toward accomplishing goals.
  • Set short–term goals.
  • Engage in activities to improve skills that are relative to goals.
  • Explore core values of personal importance.
  • Evaluate progress toward accomplishing goals.

Engage in effective problem solving process.

  • With assistance, transfer and make connections learning from one content area to another.
  • Understand the importance of key partners and resources in solving problems.
  • Evaluate the resources in context of the problem.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to various situations.
  • Identify a course of action in order to solve the problem.
  • Implement solution with follow–up.


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate productivity and accountability by producing quality work.

Deliver quality job performance on time.

  • Produce quality work in a timely manner.
  • Make revisions in work based on self–analysis and/or recommendations.
  • Work with commitment to produce a quality product.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and responsibility.

Demonstrate accountability for individual performance.

  • Come to activities/work consistently and on time.
  • Are prepared for all activities/work.
  • Stay actively engaged when completing work.
  • Are able to edit their work.
  • Learn from mistakes.
  • Are reliable co–workers in a group setting.