Learning & Living Leadership  Tool Kit

Explore the Activities

Th 47 activities below can be mixed and matched to help transfer knowledge and skills for more effective leadership on the job. It is expected that you will have both strengths and challenges among the competencies within each quadrant so choose activities based on your assessment results, specific needs, interests, strengths, learning style, and time constraints. For assistance selecting appropriate activities for executives, managers, supervisors, and caseworkers, review the Leadership Competency Framework Guide for indicators of proficiency by level.

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Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are foundational for success in each of the domains.



Use of Self
Has a sense of presence and self-assurance; recognizes how their emotions and moods affect the organization and adapts accordingly; sets a personal example of what they expect from others; readily shares credit and provides opportunities for the recognition of others’ work.

Communicates effectively in a variety of ways, including oral and written mechanisms; listens carefully to input and feedback; probes for new ideas and invites responses; creates open channels of communication; keeps others well informed; encourages others to express contrary views.

Demonstrates use of an equity lens as a child welfare leader by improving organizational policies, practices, and procedures that create and sustain fairness, equity, and a diverse, inclusive organization.

Takes an aspirational and long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; has a personal vision and contributes to realizing the organization’s vision; acts as a catalyst for organizational change; influences others to translate vision into action.

Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner; shows consistency in words and actions; models high ethical standards.