Eagle Elevate Competencies

By acquiring these skills while at Embry-Riddle, you will be preparing yourself for the future job market. Get involved with campus activities, clubs and organizations, residence hall programming, and class projects to develop these competencies.

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Career/Self Development

  • Identify areas for growth while pursuing and applying feedback.
  • Develop goals for future career.
  • Professionally advocate for oneself/others.
  • Seek opportunities to learn.
  • Assume duties or positions that will help one progress professionally.
  • Establish, maintain, leverage relationships with people who can help professionally.
  • Voluntarily participate in further education, training, or events to support one’s career.

Communication

  • demonstrate verbal, written, and non-verbal/body language, abilities.
  • Employ active listening, persuasion, and influencing skills.
  • Communicate in a clear and organized manner so that others can effectively understand.
  • Frame communication with respect to diversity of learning styles, varied individual communication abilities, and cultural differences.
  • Ask appropriate questions for specific information from supervisors, specialists, and others.
  • Promptly inform relevant others when needing guidance with assigned tasks.

Technology

  • Navigate change and be open to learning new technologies.
  • Use technology to improve efficiency and productivity of their work.
  • Identify appropriate technology for completing specific tasks.
  • Manage technology to integrate information to support decision-making.
  • Manipulate information, construct ideas, and use technology to achieve strategic goals.

Leadership

  • Inspire, persuade, and motivate self and others under a shared vision.
  • Seek out and leverage diverse resources and feedback from others to inform direction.
  • Use innovative thinking to go beyond traditional methods.
  • Serve as a role model to others by approaching tasks with confidence and a positive attitude.
  • Motivate and inspire others by encouraging them and by building mutual trust.
  • Plan, initiate, manage, complete and evaluate projects.

Collaboration

  • Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions without interrupting.
  • Manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities, and meet ambiguity with resilience.
  • Be accountable for individual/team responsibilities and deliverables.
  • Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others.
  • Exercise the ability to compromise.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
  • Build strong, positive working relationships with supervisor and team members/coworkers.

Critical Thinking

  • Make decisions and solve problems using sound, inclusive reasoning and judgment.
  • Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of source to fully understand a problem.
  • Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps.
  • Accurately summarize and interpret data with an awareness of personal biases.
  • Effectively communicate actions and rationale, recognizing the diverse perspectives of stakeholders.
  • Multi-task well in a fast-paced environment.

Equity & Inclusion

  • Solicit and use feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive and equity-minded decisions.
  • Actively contribute to inclusive and equitable practices that influence individual and systemic change.
  • Seek global cross-cultural interactions and experiences that enhance understanding of people from different demographic groups.
  • Keep an open mind to diverse ideas and new ways of thinking.
  • Identify resources and eliminate barriers resulting from individual and systemic racism, inequities, and biases.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by adapting to diverse environments.
  • Address systems of privilege that limit opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities.
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Professionalism

  • Act equitably with integrity and accountability to self, others, and the organization.
  • Maintain a positive personal brand in alignment with organization and personal career values.
  • Be present and prepared.
  • Demonstrate dependability (e.g., report consistently for work or meetings).
  • Prioritize and complete tasks to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Consistently meet or exceed goals and expectations.
  • Have an attention to detail, resulting in few if any errors in their work.
  • Show a high level of dedication toward doing a good job.