BME-657 Professional Competencies

The following table lists and describes the professional competencies by which students are evaluated.

Professional Competency

Demonstrated Outcomes

#1: To act as a professional inheritor, critic, and interpreter of knowledge or culture when working with management and colleagues

         Demonstrate sound knowledge of the field in which the host organization operates

         Understand the organizational mission, goals and culture

         Make relevant and meaningful contributions to projects

         Engage critically with projects, while demonstrating empathy and diplomacy

#2: To communicate clearly within the host organization, both orally and in writing, using correct grammar, in various contexts related to the project

         Demonstrate excellent oral and written language skill appropriate to the audience

         Communicate effectively and professionally with ease, precision, clarity and accuracy

#3: To develop a schedule / work plan that is appropriate to the project and host organization, with a view to achieving milestones

         Create a clear and detailed project plan that fits logically within host organization objectives

         Address potential risks and obstacles

         Present reasonably challenging objectives that enable progress towards achieving milestones

#4: To implement a schedule / work plan that is appropriate to the project and organization, with a view to achieving milestones

         Manage projects with purposeful activities

         Engage in teamwork

         Detect and remedy realized risks and obstacles

#5: To evaluate progress in achieving project/organizational objectives

         Develop a framework to track and evaluate progress

         Recognize, interpret and act upon progress evaluations

         Recognize adjustment required in planning or execution

         Share assessment results with management and colleagues (as appropriate)

         Determine helpful remedies for realized risks and obstacles

#6: To plan, organize and manage day-to-day activities in such a way as to promote project/organizational development

         Establish and maintain routines that ensure the smooth progression of projects

         Identify and correct organizational problems that hinder the smooth progression of projects

         Establish and apply methods to solve problems that hinder project/organizational development

         Model appropriately professional behaviour at all times

#7: To adapt project management to the particular needs and characteristics of the organization

         Adjust to challenges specific to the organization or project (e.g. lack of resources, emerging technology)

#8: To integrate prior technical/academic knowledge in the planning and implementation of projects and for professional development purposes

         Make strategic use of prior technical/academic knowledge to further project/organizational goals

         Know how to integrate prior knowledge when appropriate into project/organizational activities

         Employ prior knowledge to interact in professional and intellectual contexts

         Model and employ critical judgement when using prior knowledge

#9: To cooperate with organization staff and partners in the community in pursuing organizational objectives

         Understand how to work as part of a professional team

         Participate and add to the mission, life and community of the host organization

         Understand how to establish and build trusting relationships

#10: To cooperate with members of the project team in achieving project milestones

         Contribute to the work of the project team in an effective manner

         Take and give constructive criticism and make useful, innovative suggestions with respect to the furthering of project/organizational goals

#11: To engage in professional development individually and with others

         Identify their own level of achievement in professional competency development

         Access and use available resources to improve professional skills

         Be a critical, reflective practitioner

         Undertake research projects related to specific aspects of their work and/or objectives of the host organization

#12: To demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behavior in the performance of their duties

         Be trusted, without reservation, as a colleague

         Display diligence, responsibility, discretion, fairness, respect, acceptance and caring in all dealing with management, colleagues, and partners in the community

         Support actions with well-founded reason

         Be aware of, and abide by, the legal and regulatory obligations of the profession