Attributes & Competencies
SIL’s Personal Attributes and Management/Leadership Competencies (PAs & MLCs) are intended for use by individuals and managers/leaders to help with personal growth. Together they should be seen as a tool to support and encourage reflection and conversations as opposed to an unattainable standard held over people’s heads.
An attribute is something people can say about themselves – “I am…” or “I have…”
A competency is a skill or learned ability that people can say they are doing – “I can…” or “I do…”
There are 11 Personal Attributes and 10 Management/Leadership Competencies. For each of the PAs & MLCs there are indicators tailored to people at each of the Workday levels of responsibility.
There are at least five identified uses for the PAs & MLCs:
- They can be used in writing the qualifications for new job descriptions.
- They can be used in assessing a potential staff person’s suitability for a role.
- They can be used in staff self-evaluation to aid in individual development planning.
- They can be used in developing learning curricula and courses.
- They can provide objective written expectations for staff and leader behavior.
A Review of Workday Levels
Level 7: New and/or individual contributor
Level 6: Experienced staff and supervisors
Level 5: Technically experienced staff, managers
Level 4: More technically experienced specialist/staff, Directors or consultants and those leading at Unit or Domain levels
Levels 1-3: Highly experienced leaders and those leading at Area or International levels
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