Competencies List

Competencies for managers, supervisors and staff are grouped into four different areas and are listed below. Read BC Public Service Competencies (PDF, 98KB) for their definitions.

Competencies for strategic leaders are also split into groups. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list. 

Competencies for Managers, Supervisors & Staff

Leading people

  • Change leadership
  • Change management
  • Developing others
  • Empowerment
  • Holding people accountable
  • Leadership

Achieving business results

  • Analytical thinking
  • Business acumen
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Decisive insight
  • Long-term focus
  • Managing organizational resources
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating
  • Problem solving/judgment
  • Strategic orientation

Personal effectiveness

  • Building partnerships with stakeholders
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Concern for order
  • Continuous development
  • Expertise
  • Flexibility
  • Improving operations
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Organizational commitment
  • Reflecting on difficulties
  • Results orientation
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-control 

Interpersonal relationships

  • Concern for image impact
  • Conflict management
  • Customer/client development
  • Engaging external partners
  • Impact/influence
  • Information seeking
  • Listening, understanding and responding
  • Organizational awareness
  • Partners with stakeholders
  • Relationship building
  • Service orientation
  • Teamwork and cooperation

Competencies for Strategic Leaders  

Read more about competencies for strategic leaders (executives and directors) here

Core competencies for all strategic leaders

  • Vision and goal setting
  • Promoting empowerment
  • Creating and managing change
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Executive presence
  • Building strategic alliances

Job profile specific leadership competencies

  • Service delivery: motivating for peak performance
  • Project management: building team orientation
  • Project management and governance: designing strategy and structure
  • Negotiations: negotiating/conflict management
  • Stakeholder relations: communicating effectively

Other leadership competencies

  • Developing people
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Seeking and using feedback
  • Fostering trust
  • Handling crises

Indigenous Relations Behavioural Competencies

  • Building a Trust-based Relationship
  • Change Leadership
  • Collaborative Planning, Organizing & Coordinating
  • Commitment
  • Credible Champion
  • Cultural Agility
  • Empathy
  • Empowering Others
  • Ingenuity
  • Managing Organizational Resources
  • Open Listening
  • Process Orientation
  • Promoting Accord
  • Self-discovery & Awareness
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Sustained Learning & Development