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Critical Thinking

Issues Identification

  • Understand effective issues identification practices to determine and manage issues.
  • Able to identify and track emerging issues in light of project goals, resources and stakeholder interests.
  • Able to facilitate processes to identify issues and seek input, categorize, analyze and report on issues.

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

  • Understand effective problem-solving and decision-making practices and underlying values and potential ethical issues.
  • Able to define problems and identify viable options and possible solutions.
  • Able to relate activities in one area to others and assess potential for the integration of ideas.
  • Able to pull together diverse ideas, issues and observations into a simple, clear and useful analysis and/or presentation.
  • Able to support complex decision-making.

Research and Analytical

  • Understand methods and practices to find relevant information and conduct an analysis.
  • Able to compare and integrate data from various sources and identify cause/effect relationships.
  • Able to analyze results effectively.
  • Able to evaluate results.

Innovation and Creativity

  • Understand and encourage practices to support innovation and creativity in work environments.
  • Use innovation and creative practices and tools to facilitate decision-making.

Political Awareness

  • Understand political motives, issues and actions.
  • Actively follow political trends, issues and activities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of how political trends, issues and activities influence decision-making.

Change Management

  • Understand stages within the change process and practices to implement change.
  • Able to monitor issues and anticipate potential changes.
  • Use change management processes to implement decisions.

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View the 2011 CIP Competency Task Force Report