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Challenging Competence: Quality for this Century - “The adventure of modern art is over. Contemporary art is only contemporary of itself… Nothing differentiates it from technical, advertising, media and digital operations. There is no more transcendence, no more divergence, nothing from another scene…”(Baudrillard, 89.) ________________________________________________________________________ The apples from the last tree standing in the orchard of the art world have grown toxic with the sewage of the art market landfill in which it is planted. High art at the dawn of the 21st century is confined, controlled and contrived by the fiscal pursuits inherent in free marketeering....   [tags: Culture ]
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Cultural Competence and the Disabled - We are born into our ethnicity, race, gender, and culture. They are a part of who we are when we enter this world. One of the few diversities that may be acquired later on in our lives is disability. All of us, regardless of where we come from, what we believe, or who we are, can be afflicted with some form of disability in our life time through disease, accident, or other conditions that render us incapable of caring for ourselves in the same way that was possible before. This knowledge creates fear and is one of the primary reasons for the prejudice and stigma our society places on the disabled....   [tags: Emotional Needs, Human Family]
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Cultural Competence - Assignment 5 Cultural competence has to do with one’s culture. Culture affects among other factors, how children are raised, how families communicate, what is considered normal or abnormal, ways of coping with issues, the way we dress, when and where we seek medical treatment, and so forth. I should know because I come from a very cultural home where it is considered bad to talk to a male doctor about anything gynecological. Cultural Competence is important for many reasons. First, it can help develop culturally sensitive practices which can in turn help reduce barriers that affect treatment in health care settings....   [tags: Health Care ] 599 words
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Intercultural Competence - The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an assessment that examines an individual’s intercultural competence (Hammer, Bennett, & Wiseman, 2003). Bennett (2004) describes intercultural competence as one’s place on a continuum from ethnocentric to ethnorelativism. As I understand it, the IDI and intercultural competence are examining an individual’s ability to understand and accept other cultures. The IDI measures intercultural competence on a continuum that includes five stages that a person can vacillate between, which include denial, defense, minimization, acceptance, and adaptation (Bennett, 2004; Hammer et al., 2003)....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Cloak Of Competence - "The Cloak of Competence" Robert B. Edgerton is an anthropologist with interests in psychological and medical anthropology. His early work was focused on individual adaptation to differing ecological conditions on the one hand and mental retardation on the other. His interests in mental retardation led to books such as The Cloak of Competence, which will be analyzed in this paper and Lives in Process. His ecological interests produced The Individual in Cultural Adaptation, followed by Rules, Exceptions and Social Order....   [tags: Robert Edgerton] 916 words
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Culture Competence - These nine terms are all correlated and intertwined with each other. Without one, like culture, you cannot have the other, such as diversity. If one is going to work as a health care professional, they must know these terms and be able to respect the meaning of each one. A meaning of a word can differ from person to person, depending on his or her culture and upbringing. Culture in a general sense is patterns, behaviors, beliefs, values, customs and life ways that have been passed on from person to person, generation to generation, within a family and group of people....   [tags: Culture ]
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Cultural Competence - The number of college students who participate in study abroad programs continue to increase every year. According to Open Doors 2011, 270,604 US students studied abroad for academic credit in 2009/2010. This is an increase of 3.9% over the previous year. U.S. student participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades (Institute of International Education, 2011). There is a growing trend toward shorter study abroad programs. Open Doors defines short-term study abroad programs as those that occur during the summer or are eight weeks or shorter....   [tags: Educational Issues, college, culture]
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Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy - Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy A therapist will face problems, issues and client troubles everyday. The professional must understand how their client relates to the world around them. These feelings and ideas affect how the client sees the problem and how they respond to their situation. Their actions, in turn, have bearing on individual thoughts, needs, and emotions. The therapist must be aware of the client's history, values, and culture in order to provide effective therapy....   [tags: Psychology]
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Competence - Competence Introduction: Global competitive pressures, liberalized economic policies, ever-changing customer expectations and technological advancement have put excessive demands on business organizations. In order to survive and thrive business organizations need to prepare themselves in such a way that they can anticipate future changes and pro-act to deal with them. In the endeavour of forecasting change in the environment, human capital of organizations will play very critical role. A central component of human capital is competence....   [tags: Papers] 3472 words
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Book Review on Teaching for Competence - Book Review on Teaching for Competence For my book review I chose Teaching for Competence by Norman Higgins and Howard Sullivan. The authors feel that teachers and students will teach and learn more effectively by using C.B.I. or Competency based instruction. When using the C.B.I. approach teachers will clearly state to students the defined objectives, give effective types of instruction, and lastly teachers will assess the students....   [tags: Education Teacher Teaching Classroom] 928 words
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The Progression of Knowledge, Competence and Understanding - The Progression of Knowledge, Competence and Understanding Works Cited Missing When thinking about cognitive development from birth, psychologists generally have traditionally fallen into two categories, believing in the organismic viewpoint, or the mechanistic viewpoint. The organismic view of the world is that by continuous interaction with the environment, and people are proactively helping to shape their own development....   [tags: Papers] 1525 words
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Calman’s Study: Patients' Views of Nurse Competence - Calman’s study examines, from the patients' perspective, what is meant by competent nursing and how, with this perspective in mind, patients would view the prospect of assessing the competence of nurses. The study was guided by a primary research question “how do patients construct the concept of competence of nurses?” (Calman, 2006). Her research aimed to create a theoretical understanding of patient’s views of nursing competence and what their opinions are when faced with the prospect of assessing the competence of the nurses that have cared for them....   [tags: Nursing Essay]
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The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool- Criminal Adjudication - ... Substance use was common in his family and encouraged. Part of the treatment is recognizing the reason for the use of the drugs and alcohol; this will require extensive therapy. Treatment will require monitoring on regular basis during therapy, and after nine months of sobriety follow up every six months (Rosenkrantz, Henderson, Muller, & Goodman., 2012). Substance abuse treatment has had positive results when cultural awareness is involved. Those of Hispanic culture respond better to psychologist of the same heritage....   [tags: trial, insanity, abuse and neglect]
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Informed Consent, Refusal, and Competence - In the medical field today, whenever a procedure is going to be done on a patient, informed consent must be given to the doctor from the patient prior the procedure taking place. Informed consent is the approval given by the patient to the doctor for treatment. In the case being discussed today, an 80 year old patient, with a history of congestive heart failure, is in the doctor's office complaining of chest pains. After an examination, the doctor believes the best course of treatment would be to have a surgical procedure, in an attempt to save the patients life....   [tags: the patients’ right to choose medical care]
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Cultural Competence - The American Academy of Family Physicians website defines cultural competence as: “A set of congruent behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together as a system, agency or among professionals and enable that system, agency or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. The word "culture" is used because it implies the integrated pattern of human thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and institutions of a racial, ethnic, religious or social group....   [tags: essays research papers] 989 words
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Exploring Cultural Competence - Exploring Cultural Competence Cultural Competence refers to the ability to recognize cultural differences accurately and to leverage or transcend them in order to achieve desired performance results. It applies to various levels of culture including national/societal, ethnic, organizational, functional and interpersonal. This ability describes a specific mind- and skill-set that is increasingly required of successful employees, managers, leaders and organizations. Whether in face-to-face interactions, direct or indirect reporting relations, customer contact or geographically dispersed teams, cultural differences affect the way we manage, make decisions, solve p...   [tags: Papers] 405 words
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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride - Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Intrinsic Rewards of a Job and beign a Student. - ... The second intrinsic reward that important to me is sense of choice. The sense of choice reward will cause me to feel free to use my own creativity to make sure all of my work for my job and my assignment as a student was done according to my preference without neglecting the instruction given. I can choose which type of activities that is suitable and can make the job be done with the best result. I get the dateline for the work to do I also get the freedom to make decision when is the best time to start the work or the assignments....   [tags: intrinsic motivation,sense of competence]
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Culture: A Panoramic View of Some Horrific and Barbaric Practices - Once upon a time, lived a woman who used to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey, however her tradition was always to remove the wings and rear-end of the turkey. When she was asked why she did so, she replied “it is our family tradition, my mother and her mother did it so I am doing it too”. Being curious people sought to find out why she did it. Further Investigation soon found out that the tradition was started by her great grandmother, and luckily enough she was still alive so they asked her the same question, she replied “I never had a big enough pot so it was only sensible for me to cut of the wings and rear-end, so it could fit!”....   [tags: culture competence, prejudice, bias]
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Four Major Dimensions that Contribute to Motivation - ... Overall, to provide success for students it was up to all stakeholders, which includes administrators, teachers, students and parents (CEP 2012). Part C: Writing Wondering Questions and Making a Plan My new wondering question will be: What effective strategies would increase academic motivation students of color that will help bridge the gap educationally between the general and special education students. However, as I thought about my wondering, I felt it was necessary to narrow the wondering down....   [tags: competence, control, interest]
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The Relationship between Emotional Functioning and and Social Competence of a Child - The Relationship between Emotional Functioning and and Social Competence of a Child This article is more of a research paper and review on previous studies than new experimental findings. This paper tries to make a connection between emotional functioning and social competence (popularity) of a child. The definition used in this paper of social competence is "the ability to be effective in the realization of social goals." This can also be viewed as the ability to influence peers and their activities....   [tags: Papers] 572 words
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How is Proper Nutrition Among Client’s Influenced by Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence - How is Proper Nutrition Among Client’s Influenced by Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence Healthcare providers particularly nurses operate in a health care environment that reflects the diversity and cultural ramification of the more prominent society. The diversity of clients is altered and related to culture, and other factors. Nutritional health issues are one aspect of care that needs to be recognized with sensitivity in regards to cultural differences (Dennis & Small, 2003). The author focuses on understanding Larry D....   [tags: Health Care, Culture, Nutrition]
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Humor and Social Competence - One commonly cited definition of loneliness is owned by Peplau and Perlman (1982) who defined loneliness as the distressing psychological experience caused by the discrepancy between a person's desired and his actual social network, qualitatively (deep intimate social network) or quantitatively (too few friends). Furthermore, it is said to be a subjective experience that does not necessarily imply isolation, but instead is the result of self-perceived discrepancies in social relationships (in Fitts et al., 2009; Wong, 2010; Çeçen, 2007; Miczo, 2004; Bernardon et al., 2011)....   [tags: Psychology, Loneliness] 564 words
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Cultural Competence and Patient Care Outcomes - Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Culture 3. Case Study/Demographics 4. The Diagnosis 5. The Procedure 6. Nurse/Patient barriers 7. Possible defects in the delivery of care 8. Ways to promote cultural awareness 9. The procedure revisited 10. Conclusion Introduction Working as a research nurse at the Ohio State University, I often encounter patients that are from different cultures. Ohio State University is known for their advance research in Leukemia....   [tags: culture, nursing, diversity, cultural differences]
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The Case for Non-native English Speakers in the ESL Classroom - English is one of the world's fastest growing languages. What's interesting is that this increasing number is comprised of non-native speakers. Simply put, a non-native speaker of English is one whose first language is not English. It's no surprise then that that there are more non-native speakers than native speakers of English seeking employment in the TESOL field. However, in looking at job postings for ESL teacher positions most (about 80%) of these positions require that the candidate be a native speaker of English (“Dave’s ESL Café”- various job postings)....   [tags: Competence or Nativeness?]
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Graduating and Becoming a Nurse - Graduating and Becoming a Nurse The field of nursing is both a science and an art. New nurses graduate with, at least, acceptable basic competence. They are expected to have the ability to effectively communicate and make decisions in a complex environment with multiple demands on their practical comprehension. However, they usually lack the experience to apply this learned theory. This limited knowledge results in anxiety and difficulty in transitioning from the role of student to leader. How these students can best learn these skills is a topic that has come under considerable debate....   [tags: Nursing Basic Competence Medical Field Essays]
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Social Workers On Interdisciplinary Teams - Social workers in the healthcare field can be very beneficial to an interdisciplinary team. Throughout the semester we have looked at how social workers bring their professional and distinct skill set and beliefs to these teams. There are many stereotypes and biases surrounding social workers and other professionals on interdisciplinary teams. Social workers also have different views than other healthcare professionals and use their skills in communication to help the clients they serve, along with various other skills that are unique to social workers differing from other professional in the healthcare field....   [tags: Cultural Competence, Health Outcome]
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Competency, Sanity and Diminished Capacity - A court system must observe and consider certain issues when a person stands trial in a court of law. Some of these issues involve competency, sanity and diminished capacity among other issues. These issues influence the decision of the court regarding the offence that the accused faces. For a court of law to make its decision, it has to ensure that the accused is in an acceptable state of health condition. There are certain standards that the court uses to determine competency level of the accused....   [tags: Criminal Law Essays] 1479 words
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Cultural Competency and Health Disparities - The United States’ population is currently rising exponentially and with growth comes demographic shifts. Some of the demographics shifts include the population growth of Hispanics, increase in senior citizens especially minority elderly, increase in number of residents who do not speak English, increase in foreign-born residents, population trends of people from different sexual orientation, and trends of people with disabilities (Perez & Luquis, 2009). As a public health practitioner, the only way to effectively eliminate health disparities among Americans, one must explore and embrace the demographic shifts of the United States population because differences exist among ethnic groups (P...   [tags: Demographic Shifts, Population Growth]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - ... The defendant may be incompetent, but may be able to understand the charges against him or her. They can therefore be able to comprehend their case. The defendant needs to have an understanding of the basics of a prosecution such as a verdict, what important players in the trial do such as the role of the Jury and defense counsel. The ability of the defendant to assist his or her defense counsel has to have a bearing on the prosecution process. This means the defendants need to be able to formulate an alibi, and formulate a legal means of winning the trial with his defense attorney....   [tags: supreme court, dusky standards, juducial system]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - ... Although he appealed and was clearly not competent based on his trial records, the Supreme Court claimed that a competent defendant must have a present ability to consult with their attorney and have a rational and factual understanding of the legal proceedings. Even though Dusky had schizophrenia, the Supreme Court believed that the defendant’s mental state during a crime was not pertinent when determining their competency to stand trial. Dusky’s mental status exam was inadequate, but with a retrial, he had 20 years reduced off of his sentence....   [tags: criminal justice, crime, criminal, trials]
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Professional Competency - Professional competence can mean various things to different people. Competency in any career or profession has many basic requirements that are learned in a classroom environment as well as many essential elements that must be learned through formal, on-the-job training in order to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function adequately as a professional in a workplace setting. Competency in the counseling field is not a ‘once learned, always known’ type of knowledge; it requires a combination of classroom education, internship training to acquire confidence, knowledge, skills, and experience, and an obligation of continuing education on a life-long basis....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Six Competences Outlined by the Management Standards Centre (MSC) - Executive Summary The management report presents six competences (under 3 sub-headings) outlined by the Management Standards Centre (MSC). These are the following: • D. Working with people • • D1. Develop productine working relationships with colleagues • D3. Recruit, select and keep colleagues • D7. Provide learning opportunities for colleagues • • E. Using resources • E5. Ensure your own action reduce risks to health and safety • • F. Achieving Results • F6....   [tags: essays research papers] 3295 words
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Core Competency - Core competencies are the most significant value creating skills within a company and key areas of expertise that are distinctive to a company and critical to the company's long-term growth. Core competencies are the pieces that a company is superior than its competitors in the critical, central areas of the company where the most value is added to its products. These areas of expertise may be in any area from product development to employee dedication. A competence which is central to business's operations but which is not exceptional in some way is not considered as a core competence, as it will not generate a differentiated advantage over rival businesses....   [tags: Business, Creativity] 1682 words
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Multicultural Competency - ... Furthermore, the competency exam showed me that I do not know everything about multicultural counseling. A Psychologist must be open, ask questions, include family, and use interpreter resources. Ignorance is not an excuse for rudeness. Always show respect, and find a common ground to build into a therapeutic relationship. Correct Diagnosis Concerns  Patients fear misunderstanding.  Psychologist may not be familiar with minority mental health conditions.  Psychologist may fail to take into account different responses to medications....   [tags: cultural awareness, miscommunication]
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Values and Ethics in Social Work, Cultural Competency - ... Each client is an individual and is more than just the cultural norm’s they can be stereotyped by. Importance and Value of the Code of Ethics There is a great necessity for the code of ethics in social welfare. The first code of ethics was “adopted in 1960” and was a single page (NASW,1998, para. 8). The last major adoption was in 1996, which was similar to what we see today, in the 2008 edition. In this changing profession it is absolutely necessary for a social worker to have something to reference to when there is an ethical dilemma, because they will transpire from time to time (NASW, 1998)....   [tags: code of ethics, understanding culture]
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Competency-Based Education and Training. - Competency-Based Education and Training Competency-based education is perceived by some as the answer, by others as the wrong answer, to the improvement of education and training for the complex contemporary world (Harris et al. 1995). Popular in the United States in the 1970s in the performance-based vocational teacher education movement, competency approaches are riding a new wave in the 1990s with the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) system in England and Wales (begun in 1986), New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework, the competency standards endorsed by Australia's National Training Board (NTB), and the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) and t...   [tags: Education Educational Work Essays]
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Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores - Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores When an undergraduate nursing student goes in to take a competency test, their performance can be affected by multiple factors. The student could be influenced by how they chose to prepare for the exam, how they were feeling at the time of the test, or even their lifestyle (Cherry & Jacob, 2002). Anxiety that is displayed by a student while testing could be explained as a lack of understanding of the skill needed to be performed, but this may be a false accusation because of the anxiety the student is feeling (Pfeil, 2003)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Competency Mapping - Competency Mapping Once the key behaviours in a job have been identified they become the basis of the criteria to be predicted. This allows the assessment tools subsequently used in the assessment centre to be structured, that is, directly related to the competencies shown to determine effective job performance. Almost always the job holders themselves are central to the process but frequently it may involve peers, subordinates, superiors or even customers. The involvement of senior managers especially can often pay dividends from the point of view of gaining commitment and fostering a sense of ownership, this ties in with the points discussed in module one in relation to ensuring that seni...   [tags: Job Employee Work Management Performance] 1413 words
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Summary and Application of Locsin’s Theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing - Nursing has evolved through time and the care nurses provide must tailor itself to these changes. Today we live in a world where new technologies are used everywhere. Nurses must stay rooted in human caring while adapting to these advancements. Nursing must not move to be merely a technical practice. Locsin’s theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing works to frame the relationship between nursing care and the use of technology. Summary Known as a contemporary theorist, Locsin’s perspective of caring and understanding human beings relates to the simultaneity paradigm....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Competency Based Assessment and Interviewing - ... One goal of the framework was to make people more amenable to psychiatric services because of an increased focus on the whole person (Davis, 2014). It was developed in part by uniting (Stoudemire, 1994 in Gray & Zide, 2007) the biomedical model which has a focus on diagnosis and the psychodynamic model which has a “[focus] on symptoms, behaviours, and underlying psychological processes” (Gray & Zide, 2007, p. 11). The competency based assessment is compatible with a biopsychosocial framework in mental health because both have a similar holistic focus (Gray & Zide, 2007; Davis, 2014)....   [tags: social workers, mental health settings]
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The Criterion Referenced Competency Test - Criterion Referenced Tests have been around as late as the 1970's. The creation of the Criterion Referenced Test helped establish specific standards. It was created in order to establish certain information and learning that is necessary to continue the next steps in a child's education. With Criterion Referenced Tests, students learning is copared to the criteria or standards, not to other students. These types of assessments consist of multiple choice items that match the curriculum, or at least suppose to match the curriculum....   [tags: education, standards]
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COMPETENCY FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL - Competency for Information Professionals There are many types of competency that very important to be practiced by information professionals in order to manage information efficiently and effectively in any organizations. In this paper, we will discuss eleven of them that are crucial competency for information professionals in this information age. i. Effective Communication Effective communication is essential in any organizations especially in information service organizations such as libraries, archives institutions and information centers....   [tags: Information Technology ] 2135 words
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The Servant Leader and the Competency Based Leader - "Alright. A master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in business. It looks like you are qualified to lead these employees. Welcome to the team." This type of interview strategy to find the most competent manger, based on education or other qualifications, has been used since the early days of the industrial revolution. Nonetheless, many of the major companies have been changing their strategy in recent years. Instead of hiring people based on qualification alone, companies hire mangers based on their attitude of management; especially an attitude of servitude....   [tags: human resources, leadership management]
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International Business Policy - Reasons for HTC Success The competitive stance In the mobile phone operator business that HTC operated, HTC was able to differentiate itself from the other ODMs. Moreover, according to David (2010), HTC decided to optimize the operators’ services by giving each operator a unique phone. Other competitors like Nokia did not optimize phones for the operators and this gave HTC a better chance since their customers, the mobile phone operators had the feeling that the phone belonged to them. Value chain HTC was dedicated towards fulfilling the needs of the customers and always came up with new products that gave it a competitive advantage....   [tags: Competitive Stance, Value Chain, Core Competency]
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Grammar, Usage, Dogma, and Fanatic Intolerance - Expressing oneself in proper English prose is imperative to becoming successful in an English speaking culture. The horrific reality of that statement pronounces a great insight into the character of English-speaking cultures; that English speaking societies severely judge the individuals of its community based on each individual’s education background in the field of Standard Written English. In Tense Present, David Foster Wallace gives several irrefutable points about the “seamy underbelly of United States Lexigraphy” and some very thought provoking insights to his own faulty perspective....   [tags: Competency in English] 1043 words
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Competency to be executed: Utilizing the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - The death penalty was brought to America in the 17th century. As of January 1, 2011, more than three thousand people were sentenced under the death penalty in the United States (Death Penalty Information Center). There are currently thirty-four states with the death penalty and out those states 1,272 inmates have been executed to date (Death Penalty Information Center). A number of inmates have perhaps been on death row for more than a decade. With the increase public support for the death penalty and the growing number of executions indicate there is an issue for competency (Bonnie, 1990)....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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The Focus on Cultural Competency in the Social Work Profession - The focus of social work practice can be best described as a pendulum, with major theoretical shifts occurring in accordance with, among many things, social climate, funding, and federal and state legislation. Thus, incorporating concepts of cultural competency into the clinical setting has been an evolutionary process. The focus on cultural competency in the social work profession has developed from a trend, to what is now regarded as an academic knowledge base and professional standard (Bridge, Massie & Mills, 2008)....   [tags: culturally competent practice] 2135 words
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Competency Goal Statements of a Teacher - Competency Goal Statement 1 To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 1. My goals for the area of SAFE are to maintain the classroom and playground from any harm to children and to prevent any type of accidents from occurring. To meet these goals I will have children walk in a line when entering and leaving the classroom so there is not a chance for them to get hurt or injured. When walking out the door children are asked to line up in the train position with bubbles in their mouth (for being quiet)....   [tags: Teaching Teach Teacher Goals] 400 words
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Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial - Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial The Supreme Court has long considered competency to be a right of the criminal defendant in court. In many areas, insanity has been a criminal defense with a significant history. However, in the early part of this century, adult protections, including the competency requirement and common defenses like insanity, were not added into the juvenile court system. Because juvenile courts were established to protect juveniles from the rigors of adult court and punishments in adult facilities, states focused on achieving proceedings more compatible with juveniles' needs....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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Are test scores a good indication of a school's competency? - Before you are even born you have standards that are waiting to be met. You have a due date, your first words, first steps, and many other “first” that are expected of you. Every individual learns to do these things at different times and at different paces. These expectations continue all the way to the class room. Prior to Kindergarten, everyone learns to talk, read, and get potty- trained at different times. However, whenever you enter Kindergarten you are given the kindergarten curriculum because you are five, not necessarily because you are ready for it....   [tags: education, digital schools]
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