The Six Behavioural Competencies
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 BDI Competencies

The behavioural competencies that form the basis of the BDI are:

1. Adaptability/Decisiveness

  • Ability and confidence to vary between being flexible and holding firm on a decision, depending on what the situation requires.
  • Showing leadership by adjusting one's approach to the demands of a particular task by taking and maintaining a position in a self-assured manner.

2. Initiative/Perseverance

  • Ability to be willing to take action to address needs without being requested to do so.
  • Staying on-task to completion, particularly in the face of obstacles or other trying circumstances.

3. Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work effectively with different people and teams of people by putting others at ease.
  • Acknowledging diverse opinions, addressing relevant concerns, minimizing conflict, promoting harmony.
  • Cooperating with others and working toward consensual solutions to achieve the group's objectives.

4. Organizational Skills

  • Ability to identify and set priorities, plan and effectively allocate appropriate resources.
  • To attend to detail so that relevant issues are addressed and result in high-quality outcomes.

5. Stress Management

  • Ability to work well under pressure or opposition, while maintaining effectiveness and self control in the midst of any one or combination of stressors, including emotional strain, ambiguity, risk to self and fatigue.

6. Valuing Service and Diversity

  • Ability to be sensitive to client and community needs and perceptions by providing prompt, efficient and equitable service, involving clients and community in the resolution of problems that affect them.

For additional information download the BDI Workshop document for preparation advice.

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