CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Leadership Development (9097/36 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 Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

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.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Examining Effective Leaders and Followers

  1. Analyze current leaders and their distinguishing characteristics.
  2. Analyze the benefits and risks in assuming a leadership role.
  3. Determine aptitude as a leader.
  4. Apply results of leadership self-evaluation.
  5. Describe the function of leadership.
  6. Write a personal vision statement.
  7. Establish personal or professional leadership goals.

Developing Leadership Skills

  1. Describe leadership skills.
  2. Distinguish a leader from a manager.
  3. Compare the effectiveness of several leadership styles.
  4. Analyze one’s own leadership style.
  5. Describe techniques for motivating others.
  6. Apply problem-solving processes.
  7. Collaborate on a project.
  8. Use project-management tools.

Exploring Ethical Leadership

  1. Describe the nature of ethics.
  2. Relate ethical leadership to ethical principles.
  3. Analyze situations where ethics are applied.

Communicating as a Leader

  1. Identify communication skills needed as a leader and as a follower.
  2. Analyze communication styles used by leaders and followers.
  3. Apply verbal communication skills.
  4. Apply written communication skills.
  5. Demonstrate nonverbal communication techniques.
  6. Demonstrate elements of etiquette.

Managing Meetings, Time, and Resources

  1. Describe methods of organizational planning.
  2. Plan a meeting.
  3. Participate in a meeting.
  4. Determine priorities.

Demonstrating Leadership

  1. Identify leadership opportunities.
  2. Develop a plan to exercise leadership skills.
  3. Analyze risks that may impede project goals.
  4. Execute a project.
  5. Develop a portfolio.