Value of the USFWS Leadership Competency Development Model

The USFWS Leadership Competency Development Model assists Service employees in the identification of the mission critical competencies or priority areas our Service leadership deemed significant at four different organizational levels of leadership.  This tool was developed for the purpose of educating leaders at all levels regarding the competencies required for their success at each leadership level.  For the leader who has reached their target level, this tool can be used to help identify strengths and areas for improvement for the purpose of continuous learning.  For the individual aspiring to the next leadership level, this tool can be used to help create an Individual Development Plan (IDP).  Supervisors can use this Model as a tool in coaching and mentoring their aspiring subordinates.
 

The USFWS Leadership Competency Development Model was developed to help prepare you to be a more effective leader in the Service.  The Model answers the question regarding what competencies our Service leaders feel are most important for success in our agency.  While the intent is not to minimize or downplay the importance of striving for excellence in all 28 leadership competencies, it is helpful for Service employees to know what Service leadership believes to be the top mission critical competencies for our agency leaders.