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Self-Awareness

Description : An individual who is competent in self-awareness can identify personal interests, skills, values, strengths, and motivations, and can incorporate self-knowledge into decision-making.

Why this skill is important : Knowing about yourself and making informed decisions is critical to being a successful leader. Having a consistent approach to making decisions will help you build confidence and think strategically about effectively using your personal qualities, like your values and skills.  

 

 

Level 1
Level 1 Self-Awareness Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Level 1 of the self-awareness badge, you will be able to:

  • Identify three of each of the following associated with professional leadership: interests, values, skills, and strengths.
  • Define self-awareness.
  • Identify your personal decision-making process.
  • Identify at least three available campus and community self-awareness resources, clubs, groups, services, or organizations.
Level 1 Self-Awareness Activities

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

  • Write a brief reflection detailing your knowledge of self-awareness before you complete any of the activities for Level 1.
  • Read and/or watch a video about self-awareness that describes professional leadership interests, values, skills, and strengths.
  • Read and/or watch a video about various decision-making processes.
  • Read information about campus and community resources.
Level 1 Self-Awareness 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 self-awareness and related resources.
Level 2
Level 2 Self-Awareness Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Level 2 of the self-awareness badge, you will be able to:

  • Participate in an experience that impacts your interests, skills, values, and strengths.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make a decision using your knowledge of your interests, skills, values, and strengths.  
Level 2 Self-Awareness 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 Self-Awareness 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.
  • List each activity's purpose or goal and how you demonstrated your ability to make a decision using your knowledge of your interests, skills, values, and strengths.
  • Write one goal to develop or improve self-awareness in yourself and others. The goal must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART).
Level 3
Level 3 Self-Awareness Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 3 of the self-awareness badge, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate your self-awareness growth through the impact that experiences had on your personal interests, skills, values, and strengths. Demonstrate the ability to make a decision using your knowledge of your interests, skills, values, and strengths. 
  • Evaluate your self-awareness growth through the demonstration of incorporating self-knowledge into your decision-making process.
  • Establish three or more SMART goals to continue your self-awareness growth.
Level 3 Self-Awareness Activities and Evidence

Complete the activities below to further present evidence of your self-awareness skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed the self-awareness 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 self-awareness skill level.
  • Write three or more SMART goals to continue your self-awareness growth.