• The second school in the Academy is Leader of Teams. Here we look to understand teams. Create an environment where teams can flourish and be most effective. Understand how to manage and lead teams to drive performance and delivery of results. Understand team formation, the conflict of teams and manage change.

    For each school we have identified the core competencies that a nonprofit leader may need. We offer this as a Self-Assessment, through which you reflect on each competency and identify where you need to develop.

    Reflecting on core competencies can be very beneficial in bringing focus to your current strengths and building essential self-awareness.
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    How The Self Assessment Works

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    This is an informal self-assessment. Self-assessed ratings are subjective by nature, and over time your understanding or view of your competency level may change too. For each competency identify your current level of development.

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    Depending on where you are on your leadership path, some competencies may feel more important than others. So at the end of the self-assessment we ask you to prioritise the three most important competencies for you right now.

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    Once you have finished, we’ll provide you with a range of resources that will help you focus on your prioritised competencies.

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

    • I clarify and redefine the problems and opportunities I face
    • I take an analytical approach to assess situations from multiple perspectives
    • I can break problems into component parts and develop options
    • I identify and assess any contributing factors and biases when problem solving or decision making.
    • I take a creative and innovate approach to the problems I face
    • I analyse decision paths and take decisive action

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Personal Effectiveness

     – I am motivated and passionate about working and achieving higher results by:                                                                                                                 

    • Planning and managing my time
    • Prioritising my most important work
    • Managing interruptions
    • Setting clear personal and professional goals 
    • Aligning work goals with the wider team or organisation’s goals.
    • Taking action every day to further my goals
    • Managing information effectively

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Project Planning

    • I can create a plan for how to complete a project within a certain timeframe with defined stages and designated resources
    • I set measurable objectives, identify deliverables and plan and assign tasks
    • I can track progress, manage changes, delays and budget

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Leading Hybrid Teams

    • I can define individual outcome-focused SMART goals that clearly map to team and organisational goals
    • I create true accountability through clear priorities and a focus on results
    • I leverage technology to effectively manage communication and create meaningful touchpoints 
    • I provide regular coaching and support
    • I acknowledge individual and team success
    • I deliver informal and formal feedback
    • I deliver frequent and effective feedback

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Managing Volunteers

    • I clearly define the purpose and roles for external team members/volunteers
    • I ensure clear management / reporting lines are in place
    • I have an effective planning and tracking system to assign work projects
    • I ensure appropriate policies, procedures, training and supports are in place
    • I provide regular, clear communication with extended team members
    • I understand and can apply the appropriate legislation covering volunteers

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Building an Effective Team

    • I ensure the team has clear purpose and objectives
    • I understand the role of team dynamics and the effective components of a team and how they apply to the team
    • I connect team goals to individual team members
    • I focus on the team’s cohesiveness, productivity, and efficiency through defined ways of working
    • I delegate with clarity and authority
    • I focus on continuous learning and development

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    Communication

    Your Facilitation Skills

    • I establish purpose and direction for the group
    • I create an open, inclusive and psychologically safe environment 
    • I ask clear, concise and open questions and actively listen
    • I encourage creative thinking, idea generation and collaboration
    • I can manage time, goals, energy and focus amongst a group. 

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    Communication

    Your Communication & Presentation Skills

    • I can clearly convey and adapt ideas and concepts so that they are heard and understood by a diverse audience
    • I engage in active listening
    • I can articulate complex ideas both verbally and in writing
    • I develop and deliver clear and compelling presentations and reports that engage an audience
    • I make effective use of presentation tools to increase the impact of my presentations
    • I can connect with and deliver my message with impact.

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    Communication

    Your Collaboration and Influence

    • I encourage participation in dialogue through active listening, self-awareness and tolerance
    • I establish trust through openness, transparency and willingness to share knowledge
    • I positively motivate and guide others.
    • I persuade and engage others to build buy-in. 
    • I communicate plans and strategies with a high level of clarity.

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    Empowerment

    Your Emotional Intelligence

    • I have a high level of self awareness of my own needs, strengths, values, and drivers. 
    • I recognise and understand my own emotions and how they influence me and those around me.
    • I can manage and control my emotions in an effective way so that I engage with others calmly, sensitively, compassionately, and proactively.
    • I understand how other peoples emotions affect their behaviours and use that understanding to achieve better outcomes for all

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    Empowerment

    Your Change Management

    • I understand the process of change – for individuals, for teams and for organisations 
    • I know how to guide teams through transitions
    • I can deliver strategies for effecting and controlling change, and helping people to adapt to change.
    • I react to and manage change successfully and routinely.
    • I remain flexible and agile in the face of change.

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    Technical/Managerial

    Your Coaching Skills

    • I know how to guide and improve the performance of others and the organisation by adopting a coaching style and promoting a coaching culture. 
    • I facilitate skill development by providing clear and specific behaviour related feedback at all organisational levels.
    • I elicit level-appropriate suggestions for improvement in a way that builds confidence and self-esteem.
    • I actively cultivate a coaching style through effective listening, asking questions and encouraging independent thinking

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    Empowerment

    Your Engaging the Team

    • I can clearly connect our organisational purpose and objectives to team goals.
    • I create a motivating environment through trust, openness and a solution focus
    • I demonstrate and model drive, and commitment to the team and the organisation         
    • I encourage deep engagement across the team through open communication, collaboration and mutual goals                                         
    • I am committed to an open and reciprocal feedback process
    • I have regular and consistent check ins with team members.     
    • I can manage conflict effectively                              

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    Empowerment

    Your Performance Management and Development

    •  I engage in a continuous process of communication with direct reports and teams in support of achieving the strategic objectives of the organisation and optimum performance
    • I am able to observe measurable patterns of skills, behaviours, abilities, and successes. 
    • I deliver frequent and effective feedback, both informally and formally
    • I clearly communicate purpose and objectives.
    • I can identify skills gaps and plan how to address them.
    • I ensure team members have appropriate development opportunities.    

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    Resilience

    Your Personal Wellbeing and Resilience

    • I respond to situations with agility, flexibility, and an ability to withstand adversity.
    • I understand my values, my purpose and my strengths.
    • I am able to tap into strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems.
    • I actively manage my mental wellbeing through proactive focus on physical and mental health, sleep, and hydration.
    • I know how to use mindfulness or other similar practices to manage my mental health and emotional energy.                                                                 

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    Resilience

    Your Leading Culturally Sensitive and Inclusive Teams

    • I actively strive to create a culture of diversity and inclusion that engenders mutual respect, support and a sense of unity. 
    • I can clearly articulate what being culturally sensitive and inclusive means for my team
    • I know how to interact and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations.
    • I build authentic relationships that recognise and leverage difference
    • I encourage diversity of thought and proactively guard against the influence of unconscious biases and steretypes. 
    • I regularly elicit feedback and encourage dialogue on continuous improvement

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    Resilience

    Your Wellbeing and Resilience for Teams

    • I understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of resilience
    • I develop systems and practices that promote health in these four areas
    • I create an agile and flexible operating environment for teams
    • I model resilience and I create psychological safety.
    • I understand, value and embrace different value sets, purposes and strengths within teams.
    • I develop support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems.                                                                                  

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