Domain 5 - Fundamental Competencies
These competencies are foundational for success in each of the domains.
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses.
Activity 5a.A1 - Personal Professional Development
Worksheet 5a.A1 - Personal Professional Development (PDF)
Activity 5a.A2 - Expanding Your World Through Professional Reading
Worksheet 5a.A2 - Expanding Your World Through Professional Reading (PDF)
Activity 5a.A3 - Book Club
Communicates effectively in a variety of ways, including oral and written mechanisms.
Listens effectively, probes for new ideas, and invites responses.
creates open channels of communication
Keeps others well informed.
Listens carefully to input and feedback; encourages others to express contrary views.
Activity 5b.A1 - Present!
Activity 5b.A2 - Policy Brief It!
Activity 5b.A3 - Publish!
Drives for results and success.
Sets high standards of performance.
Pursues aggressive goals and works hard to achieve them.
Displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing the work.
Activity 5c.A1 - Giving Back: Volunteer Program
Activity 5c.A2 - Good News Campaign
Activity 5c.A3 - Employee of the Month
Worksheet 5c.A3 - Employee of the Month (PDF)
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
Activity 3d.A1 - Welcome Wagon
Worksheet 3d.A1 - Welcome Wagon (PDF)
Activity 5d.A2 - Agency Shadow Tour
Worksheet 5d.A2 - Agency Shadow Tour (PDF)
Activity 5d.A3 - Easing Compassion Fatigue
Worksheet 5d.A3 - Easing Compassion Fatigue (PDF)
Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner.
Shows consistency in words and actions.
Models high standards of ethics.
Activity 5e.A1 - Values Assessment
Worksheet 5e.A1 - Values Assessment (PDF)
Activity 5e.A2 - Ethical Dilemma
Worksheet 5e.A1 - Ethical Dilemma (PDF)
Activity 5e.A3 - Living by the Code: NASW Code of Ethics
Worksheet 5e.A3 - Living by the Code: NASW Code of Ethics (PDF)
Deals effectively with pressure.
Remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
Stays calm and clear-headed under high stress or during a crisis.
Recovers quickly from setbacks.
Activity 5f.A1 - Resilience on Record
Worksheet 5f.A1 - Resilience on Record (PDF)
Activity 5f.A2 - Got Change?
Worksheet 5f.A1 - Got Change? (PDF)
Activity 5f.A3 - Taking It Higher: Elevating Morale
Worksheet 5f.A3 - Taking It Higher: Elevating Morale (PDF)
Has a sense of presence and self-assurance.
Recognizes how his/her emotions and moods affect the organization and adapts accordingly.
Sets a personal example of what he/she expects from others.
Readily shares credit and gives opportunities for visibility of others.
Activity 5g.A1 - Way to Go!
Worksheet 5g.A1 - Way to Go! (PDF)
Activity 5g.A2 - My Vision
Worksheet 5g.A2 - My Vision (PDF)
Activity 5g.A3 - Madam or Sir Chairperson
Shows a commitment to serve the public.
Has ability to weave social/moral discourse into aspects of the system and the agency’s work.
Displays attention to ethical principles and moral imperatives.
Activity 5h.A1 - Community Service Workday
Activity 5h.A2 - Social and Moral Discourse Circle
Activity 5h.A3 - Invest in a Child Through Reading