Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and work productively with others, considering different perspectives, and cultural views to increase the quality of work.

Work appropriately and productively with others

  • Set and evaluate goals
  • Effectively communicate with group
  • Demonstrate respectful behavior to group member ideas and opinions
  • Manage and resolve conflict as appropriate
  • Understand roles in group interaction
  • Identify their own strengths and determines how their strengths will work toward the group goal
  • Contribute to a team by expressing ideas
  • Respect other’s ideas in a group dynamic
  • Collaborate with others toward a common goal
  • Acknowledge own and other’s good efforts

Use different perspectives to increase innovation and the quality of work

  • Gather input from all group members
  • Understand the opinions and feelings of others
  • Accept and provide feedback in a constructive and considerate manner

Use appropriate principles of communication effectively

  • Listen to understand and appreciate the points of view of others
  • Listen to understand the ideas of others
  • Process information in order to make an informed decision
  • Ask appropriate questions in seeking clarification
  • Read, understand and create information in a variety of forms
  • Follow directions
  • Contribute by expressing ideas
  • Use appropriate technology to communicate
  • Use appropriate channels of communication


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Adapt and adjust to various roles and responsibilities in an environment of change

Adapt to varied roles, responsibilities, and expectations

  • Work well independently and with a team
  • Accept and own mistakes as a part of learning
  • Carry out tasks and projects to completion
  • Understand that projects or tasks can be broken down into stages and assessed throughout
  • Identify effective strategies to improve project or task
  • Listen to other points of view
  • Accept and appreciate diversity

Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities

  • Accept that change occurs frequently
  • Understand focus may need to change as circumstances in the situation change
  • Recognize the need for different levels of structure
  • Identify appropriate responses to stress
  • Adapt to changing requirements and information
  • Demonstrate openness and respond constructively to change
  • Understand conflict resolution from win-win perspective

Demonstrate appropriate risk-taking

  • Embrace innovation
  • Identify and suggest alternative ways to achieve goals
  • Asks ’What if?’
  • Understand brainstorming as a free exchange of ideas
  • Weigh pros and cons of others' suggestions


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate leadership, integrity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility in all environments

Use interpersonal skills to influence and guide others toward a goal

  • Positively support the work of others
  • Build relationships
  • Understand roles and responsibilities needed to accomplish goals
  • Use active listening and speaking skills
  • Understand the benefits of constructive feedback vs. criticism

Leverage the strengths of others to accomplish a common goal

  • Communicate clearly
  • Collaborate on structured tasks
  • Show sensitivity to others’ views and ideas
  • Understand how to create consensus

Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior

  • Take ownership for actions
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness and honesty in all environments
  • Demonstrate the use of core values

Demonstrate mental, physical, and emotional preparedness to accomplish tasks

  • Keep own materials organized and gathers materials needed for the task
  • Prepare for and focuses and the task with enthusiastic anticipation


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate initiative, self-direction, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking while exploring individual talents and skills necessary to be successful

Perform work without oversight

  • Assess the task and identify the priority/necessary actions to be taken
  • Understand the task’s relationship to greater goal
  • Understand that incomplete work-- even if excellent--is not acceptable
  • Understand the importance of self-confidence
  • Find appropriate resources
  • Implement solutions
  • Demonstrate commitment to self/group/society

Use time efficiently to manage workload

  • Segment task into logical steps
  • Build a timeline to facilitate completion of the task
  • Prioritize steps in proper order

Assess mastery of skills

  • Analyze the task
  • Identify the breadth of knowledge to be successful at a task
  • Effectively share knowledge at appropriate times

Set and achieve high standards and goals

  • Identify incremental steps for acquiring goals
  • Set short-term and long-term goals
  • Create a written plan toward accomplishing goals
  • Choose to engage in activities to improve skills that are relative to goals
  • Demonstrate core values
  • Evaluate progress and seek assistance to take corrective action when necessary when working toward accomplishing goals

Engage in effective problem solving process

  • Transfer learning from one content area to another
  • Identify key partners and resources relevant to the situation/problem
  • Evaluate and select the resources in context of the problem
  • Implement the problem solving process, including identifying potential causes of problem
  • Identify a course of action in writing with sequence of steps involved in order to solve the problem
  • Implement solution


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate productivity and accountability while aspiring to meet high expectations

Deliver quality job performance on time

  • Know that quality means meeting high expectations, including timeliness
  • Make revisions based on self-analysis
  • Work with commitment until the expectations are met
  • Make needed adjustments to prevent problems
  • Do not compromise ethical behavior and responsibility

Demonstrate accountability for individual performance

  • Demonstrate individual responsibility to be present and on time for all activities
  • Stay productive when completing work
  • Are willing to help others when own work is completed
  • Accept responsibility for and correct their errors
  • Learn from mistakes and creates solutions
  • Follow through with assigned work within a group