Leadership Competency Model
Leadership Competency Outcomes
- Effective Decision Maker
- Critical & Analytical Thinker
- Builds Trust
- Communicates & Listens Effectively
- Builds Organizational Talent
- Inspires & Empowers
- Acts with Integrity
- Lives Vision & Mission
- Is Resilient
This Leadership Competency model was designed with the mission, values, and strategic plan of UTRGV in mind to create a framework that outlines the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to be a successful leader at UTRGV.
Every role has its own job description, a need for specific technical knowledge, and role-specific competencies - and these still apply. This model however focuses on broad leadership competencies that apply to all leaders, no matter the level or specific role - everyone supervising others is a people leader.
You will notice three larger areas towards the middle of the model: Delivers Results, Leads Self and Leads Others. They represent broad categories critical for leadership success. As you explore deeper into the model, you will notice performance indicators and behaviors that describe each individual competency. Hover over each competency and click on it to explore further. Based on your role or level at the institution, behavior examples may vary and may be scaled to accurately describe specific circumstances and expectations. However, the broad competencies shown in the model will apply to all leaders.
We hope that you will take advantage of the various leadership development offerings that will assist you in cultivating these competencies for yourself and your team. As you explore the website further, you will find references to toolkits, job aids, suggested readings, and virtual, self-paced training. A full range of professional development sessions aligned with the model completes our offering.
Wonder how the model was developed?
- Research into leadership competencies by HR Organizational Development Team.
- Long-list of competencies in line with UT System and UTRGV values was created.
- Short-list created based on rankings from UTRGV leadership (Top 8 Competencies).
- Focus Groups to confirm the list of competencies and definitions and develop example behaviors for each:
- Participants from the Staff Senate, Faculty Senate, School of Medicine, and diverse groups with representation from all Divisions (from various home campuses).
- Minor changes were suggested to the names, grouping, and definitions.
- A list of behaviors and performance indicators for each competency was developed.
- The final list of 9 competencies presented to UTRGV Leadership:
Leadership Competencies Menu
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