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Adaptability

Description : An individual who is competent in adaptability can recognize when a change is needed and demonstrate resilience in shifting environments.

Why this skill is important: Industries and organizations shift constantly to meet changing needs and demands of users and consumers. Being able to adapt to environments, challenges, and work styles will empower you to work confidently and capably in any setting. 

 

 

Level 1
Level 1 Adaptability Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Level 1 adaptability badge, you will be able to:

  • Define adaptability and resilience.
  • Identify when being adaptable is necessary.
Level 1 Adaptability Activities

Complete the activities below to learn more about adaptability. More detailed information, including links to articles and videos, will be available in Blackboard. The quiz for Level 1 of the adaptability badge draws from this material.

  • Write a brief reflection detailing your knowledge of adaptability before you complete any of the activities for Level 1.
  • Read and/or watch a video about adaptability.

 

Level 1 Adaptability Evidence

Once you submit your evidence, you will receive verification that you completed Level 1 for this skill badge.

  • Complete the online assessment about your knowledge of adaptability and related resources.
Level 2
Level 2 Adaptability Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 2 of the adaptability badge, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate adaptability and resiliency.
Level 2 Adaptability Activities

More detailed information about the activities that qualify will be available in Blackboard.

  • Participate in three activities, or propose and gain approval for three activities in which to participate. If you want to propose an activity, use the Level 2 Activity Approval Application located in the Level 2 Forms & Info section in Blackboard.

 

Level 2 Adaptability Evidence

Complete the evidence portion of the badge after you participate in the three required activities for this skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed Level 2 for this skill badge.

  • Provide evidence of participation in three unique activities.
  • Write a short (no more than 200 words) description for each activity in which you participated.
  • Describe how you adapted and were resilient in the situation for each activity.
  • Write one goal to develop or improve your leadership in adaptability. The goal must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART).
Level 3
Level 3 Adaptability Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 3 of the adaptability badge, you will be able to:

  • Articulate an experience when you had to support a person(s) through change.
  • Evaluate how you supported the person(s) through the change and how effectively the person adapted.
  • Establish three or more SMART goals to continue your adaptability growth.
Level 3 Adaptability Activities and Evidence

Complete the activities below to further present evidence of your adaptability skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed the adaptability badge.

  • Lead one new activity (cannot use the same activities as Level 2) that helped you meet the goal you set during Level 2. 
  • Create a reflective piece that demonstrates your advanced adaptability skill level.
  • Write three or more SMART goals to continue your adaptability growth.