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Checklist for Professional Competencies

Take a look at the list of professional competencies


that could enhance your career success.
Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight
categories presented.

Checklist for Professional Competencies


Competency:
The combination of observable and
measurable knowledge, skills, abilities
and personal attributes that contribute to
enhanced employee performance and
ultimately
result
in
organizational
success. To understandcompetencies, it
is important to define the various
components ofcompetencies.

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Interpersonal Skills

Communication Skills
Negotiation, Perception and Adaptability
Coping Techniques
Conflict Management & Resolution
Persuasion Skills
Team Building
Affirmation Skills
Self-Awareness

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Communication Skills
___Written Communication
___Verbal Communication
___Electronic Communication
___Listening Skills
___Presentation Skills
___Facilitation Skills for Groups or Meetings
___Tact and Diplomacy
___Selling Style and Persuasion Skills
___Body Language and Nonverbal Messages

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Technical Expertise
___External Awareness of Your Academic
Discipline
___Internal Awareness of Your Academic
Discipline
___Financial Understanding and Management
___Project Management
___Technology Updates
___Customer Focused Orientation
___Computer Literacy

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Conflict Resolution:
___Analysis and Perception Skills
___Managing Agreement
___Negotiation Skills
___Resolution Focus
___Creativity
___Communication Skills
___Counseling Skills
___Stress Recognition Skills
___Process Management Skills

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Time Management
___ Personal Knowledge and Awareness
___ Self-Direction and Motivation
___ Goal Setting Ability
___ Decisiveness
___ Decision-Making Process
___ Organizational Ability
___ Prioritizing
___ Delegating

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Goal Setting Skills


___Personal Motivation
___Self-Awareness and Values
___Creative Thinking Skills
___Decisiveness
___Planning and Strategy
___Vision and Imaging Skills
___Prioritizing
___Goal Setting Process

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.

Preparation for a Career in Management


___Leadership
___Delegation
___Team Building
___Financial Management
___Human Resource Management
___Strategic Thinking & Planning Skills
___Mentoring Ability
___Communication Skills
___Analyzing Performance Objectives

Check off the #1 area of your concern in the eight categories presented.
Executive Development
___Political Awareness
___Social Awareness
___Vision and Long-Range Planning
___Mission & Strategic Alignment
___Creative Thinking
___Courage
___Crisis Management
___Intuitive Skills
___Leadership Skills
___Delegating
___Financial Analysis
___Building Coalitions

Once you have identified your Big 8, answer the


following questions in your journal:

Why do you see this area currently as incompetence?


What specifically is the gap in skill or knowledge that you
see in your life or career?
How will learning about that area impact your life or
career?
If you displayed that area competently, what doors would
it open for you?
Professional visionwhat would possessing that
competency bring to you?