CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Leadership Development (9096/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Identifying the Characteristics, Roles, and Responsibilities of a Leader

  1. Identify current leaders and their distinguishing characteristics.
  2. Analyze the benefits and risks in assuming a leadership role.
  3. Determine your aptitude as a leader.
  4. Consider fellow classmates or team members as leaders.
  5. Describe the function of leadership in terms of environment, the need for change, and a leader's vision of the future.
  6. Establish leadership goals.

Developing Leadership Skills

  1. Describe universal leadership skills.
  2. Distinguish a leader from a manager.
  3. Compare the effectiveness of several leadership styles in given situations.
  4. Analyze your own leadership style.
  5. Describe techniques for motivating others.
  6. Specify elements of professionalism.
  7. Write a personal vision statement.
  8. Identify some advantages of having project teams in the workplace.
  9. Organize and lead a team through the process of completing a project with specific goals.
  10. Identify behaviors that lead to promotion in the modern workplace.
  11. Give examples of equity issues in the workplace.

Practicing Problem Solving

  1. Apply one or more problem-solving processes to a given situation(s).
  2. Select techniques for managing stress and maintaining balance in life roles.

Managing Meetings, Time, and Resources

  1. Conduct a meeting, using parliamentary procedure.
  2. Set priorities for given situations.
  3. Use networking to identify available resources in several case problems.
  4. Give examples of comprehensive, operational, and strategic plans.
  5. Analyze the impact of technology on workplace communication.
  6. Examine your own short- and long-term goals, including resources necessary to reach these goals.
  7. Identify benefits of membership in student and professional organizations.

Communicating in the Workplace

  1. Examine the steps involved in communication.
  2. Demonstrate oral presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrate nonverbal communication techniques.
  4. Demonstrate elements of American and international etiquette.
  5. Facilitate consensus among members of a panel, serving as moderator.
  6. Introduce people in a variety of settings.
  7. Demonstrate written communication skills.

Exploring Opportunities for Leadership

  1. Identify a leadership opportunity in your school or community.
  2. Develop a plan to exercise leadership skills in a leadership opportunity.
  3. Analyze current trends and issues that may affect one's leadership development.
  4. Compare viewpoints of current authors on leadership.
  5. Re-examine your aptitude as a leader, using the experience gained in this course as a framework, explaining reasons for any changes in plans or strategies.
  6. Develop a portfolio to present to an employer or college admissions office.