Effective behaviours

In 2015, a new Key Leadership Competency profile was introduced for executives and other senior leaders. The 2005 key leadership competencies continue to be used only for assessment of positions in the Law Management (LC) Group in accordance with the Law Management (LC) Group Qualification Standard.

Deputy minister - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

  • Demonstrates Values and Ethics, including the Code, in personal behaviour
  • Integrates Values and Ethics, including the Code, into departmental practices
  • Makes transparent decisions without favouritism or bias
  • Models and instils commitment to citizen-focussed service and the public good
  • Provides fearless advice and acts with the courage of his or her convictions
  • Recognizes and reconciles competing values
  • Creates a bilingual, inclusive, and diverse culture built on Official Languages (OL) and Employment Equity (EE) policies
  • Models and builds a culture of respect for people and PS principles

Strategic thinking - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas

Analysis

  • Frames issues with a thorough understanding of legislation and the role of the DM
  • Identifies links between global, societal, and economic trends, stakeholder concerns, the policy agenda, public service values, and departmental, regional and horizontal issues
  • Extracts the key issues from complex, ambiguous, rapidly changing contexts
  • Analyzes problems thoroughly before developing solutions

Ideas

  • Provides quality judgment and policy advice to the Minister
  • Develops vision and policy, based on broader PS vision and policy and the national context
  • Projects beyond the status quo to the department’s potential contribution to society
  • Sets necessary transformational goals with broad perspective and long-term timelines
  • Encourages debate and ideas from across hierarchy, skills sets, and stakeholders
  • Anticipates emerging issues / changing context and develops strategies quickly to solve problems or seize opportunities
  • Teaches and learns from others

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

  • Develops effective working relationships and trust with the Minister and Minister’s Office
  • Acts as interface and builds relations between the Minister, partners, stakeholders, and Central Agencies
  • Mobilizes and motivates teams to achieve objectives
  • Builds a commitment to excellence and common purpose by promoting the vision internally and externally
  • Collaborates with strategic alliances to achieve departmental and shared objectives
  • Develops and implements effective communication and engagement strategies with partners, including unions
  • Builds support through influence, negotiation, and balancing national and regional interests
  • Removes barriers to collaboration
  • Works with other DMs as a corporate collective to strengthen PS results for Canadians

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - Design and execution

  • Leads organizational change that maximizes results, departmentally and PS-wide
  • Builds an effective, sustainable organization through stewardship and governance
  • Creates, aligns, and integrates structures, systems, and teams to better achieve objectives
  • Integrates the business plan into a transparent management framework
  • Integrates Comptrollership, MAF, federal legislation, regulations, and policies into organizational practices
  • Fulfils obligations of management accountabilities
  • Applies and encourages strategic risk management practices
  • Integrates HR, Finance, IT, IM, and Communications issues into planning and actions
  • Revises goals and plans to reflect changing priorities or conditions
  • Commits to a course of action despite incomplete information, if required
  • Makes decisions, initiates urgent actions, and remains calm in crisis situations
  • Recognizes and acknowledges errors and makes corrections

People management - Individuals and workforce

  • Invests time in managing and developing people, individually and collectively
  • Looks after people and builds staff morale
  • Provides clear direction on priorities
  • Encourages reasonable and strategic risk taking
  • Recognizes and rewards results and deals constructively with setbacks
  • Gives clear, honest feedback and manages non-performance
  • Builds accountability and value for people management within the executive community
  • Provides people with the ongoing learning, support, and tools they need
  • Ensures the workforce has the capacity and diversity to meet current and future needs
  • Builds rigorous HR systems and fulfils obligations of HRM accountabilities
  • Collaborates within the DM collective on PS-wide HR initiatives and issues

Financial management - Budgets and assets

  • Implements strategies to achieve operational efficiencies and value for money
  • Builds, operates, and monitors rigorous systems for Financial Information Management, internal audit, and evaluation
  • Fulfils obligations of accountabilities for departmental finance and assets management
  • Delegates authority, responsibility, and accountability to appropriate levels
  • Acts on audit, evaluation, and other objective performance information
  • Links financial and performance information
  • Manages stewardship issues actively, e.g. chairs audit and evaluation committees, seeks strategic re-allocation

Assistant deputy minister - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Strategic thinking - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - Design and execution

People management - Individuals and workforce

Financial management - Budgets and assets

Director general - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Strategic thinking - Innovating through analysis and ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - Design and execution

People management - Individuals and workforce

Financial management - Budgets and assets

Director - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Strategic thinking - Innovating through analysis and ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - design and execution

People management - individuals and workforce

Financial management - budgets and assets

Manager - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Strategic thinking - Innovating through analysis and ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - Design and execution

People management - Individuals and workforce

Financial management - Budgets and assets

Supervisor - Effective behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Strategic thinking - Innovating through analysis and ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Mobilizing people, organizations, partners

Management excellence - Delivering through action management, people management, financial management

Action management - Design and execution

People management - Individuals and workforce

Financial management - Budgets and assets

Employee - Effective Behaviours

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

Thinking things through - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas

Analysis

Ideas

Engagement - Working effectively with people, organizations, partners

Excellence through results - Delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities

Initiative - Design and Execution

Relationships - Colleagues, Clients, Users and Superiors

Resources - Budgeting and Use of Assets

See also

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