IR Competencies Fact Sheet

Indigenous relations behavioural competencies differ from the general behavioural competencies and competencies for strategic leaders:

  • They began with Indigenous people in B.C., who shared knowledge and advice to create these competencies
  • They were made specifically to support the province's ongoing commitment to a respectful government-to-government relationship that supports prosperity for all citizens of B.C.
  • Behavioural indicators are not split into levels like the other competencies. This allows supervisors and employees the flexibility to decide which indicators are most important within a competency. Behavioural indicators may shift and change based on relationships, project needs, work plans or ministry business priorities

The Indigenous relations behavioural competencies complement and enhance the general behavioural competencies:

  • Supervisors and employees are encouraged to apply Indigenous Relations behavioural competencies in the same way as the general behavioural competencies
  •  You can determine if these competencies are mandatory for your position through a conversation with your supervisor
  • General behavioural competencies that support other performance requirements such as “teamwork and cooperation” can be used along with Indigenous relations behavioural competencies. Keep in mind that using three to five critical competencies works best