Leadership

The ability to develop and communicate a vision so that others commit to fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization. lead

Skill sets associated with this competency include:

Self-Knowledge

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of self-assessment and evaluation tools and instruments

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to develop a personal leadership style
  • Ability to convey a sense of personal self-confidence
  • Ability to learn from prior experiences as well as the experiences of others
  • Ability to utilize self-reflection methods toward personal growth
  • Ability to develop a personal set of ethics, morals, and values

Role Modeling

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of leadership theories and techniques

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to apply leadership theories and techniques
  • Ability to model desired behaviors and teach through example

Integrity

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of professional ethical standards
  • Knowledge of theories and techniques available to promote ethical behavior

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to practice and model ethical behavior
  • Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exhibit reliable and honest behavior
  • Ability to accurately represent the departmental and institutional mission and values through behavior

Political Adeptness

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of institutional and organizational constituencies and relationships among individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of group dynamics theories and techniques and their application

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to assess an environment’s political climate and adapt behavior as appropriate
  • Ability to negotiate in challenging situations and achieve consensus

Decision Making and Conflict Resolution

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of information gathering and consultation techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of decision-making models and their application
  • Knowledge of definitions, causes, levels, and consequences of conflict
  • Knowledge of basic conflict resolution techniques and approaches or models

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to model the application of professional standards and the institutional policies related to ethical behavior
  • Ability to use decision-making models
  • Ability to use comprehensive and accurate information to make educated decisions
  • Ability to use Robert’s Rules of Order and consensus decision-making techniques to facilitate meetings and discussions and manage interpersonal and/or group conflict
  • Ability to understand causes of conflict (e.g., differences in values, styles, goals, or cultural, scarcity of resources, role ambiguity) and to apply theories for addressing those causes
  • Ability to resolve conflict with effective interpersonal negotiation skills

Group Facilitation

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of group facilitation theories and methods
  • Knowledge of theories and techniques related to mentoring and mentorship

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to establish trust among team members
  • Ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire a team
  • Ability to serve as a mentor for students, staff, and colleagues
  • Ability to recognize and capitalize on teachable moments to inspire learning

Motivation

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of motivation theories and techniques that may be applied to individuals and groups

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to inspire confidence in others
  • Ability to develop and maintain an environment that encourages appropriate, effective, and innovative work practices

Empowerment

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of empowerment theories and techniques and their application

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to empower others with tasks, projects, and participation in the achievement of the organizational vision
  • Ability to protect dissenting voices
  • Ability to empower underrepresented voices and groups

Problem Solving

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of problem-solving methods and techniques

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to effectively apply basic problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to diffuse difficult situations

Change

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of chaos and change theories
  • Knowledge of institutional and/or organizational history and evolution

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to adapt to and lead through change
  • Ability to take appropriate risks
  • Ability to create and implement a strategic plan to facilitate change
  • Ability to generate buy-in from students, staff, and colleagues for change

Vision and Planning

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes/techniques
  • Knowledge of visioning theories and techniques and their application

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to develop a compelling organizational vision based on population and institutional needs
  • Ability to articulate and communicate the organizational vision
  • Ability to develop goals and action plans toward achieving the organizational vision

Collaboration and Partnerships

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of communication styles
  • Knowledge of the benefits associated with the development of partnerships within and beyond the institutional community

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to develop effective collaborative relationships
  • Ability to contribute productively in group settings and work in teams
  • Ability to develop and achieve common goals

 

Updated March 31, 2015