Mission

How to Use Mission Leader Competencies

The Mission Leader Competencies can be used in many different ways, including:

CLARIFY THE ROLE INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY

  • Compare with current job description and make sure job description is aligned with the competencies as well as the performance review process
  • Have conversations with CEO and organizational leadership to help them understand the comprehensive nature of the mission leader’s role in Catholic health care
  • Educate and orient new CEO’s
  • Use to distinguish from sponsor’s role
  • Use with Human Resources to create an evaluation/assessment tool
  • Help sustain the ministry aspect of the position as well as the business part of the mission of Catholic health care
  • Use in education of boards of health care institutions
  • Use as a recruitment and pre-screening tool
  • Use to educate staff about the mission of the organization and the role of the mission leader
  • Use with community groups to promote the mission of the Catholic health care institution

ENHANCE INITIAL AND ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF MISSION LEADERS

  • Use the Self-Assessment Tool as a personal development tool as well as the Bibliography for the Mission Leader Competency Model.
  • Develop education modules for each of the areas to provide initial development and to enhance on-going continuing education
  • Create a developmental plan based on the competencies using the assessment instrument
  • Dialogue about the competencies with the executive team to promote team development

SUCCESSION PLANNING

  • Use the competencies as a conversation tool to begin to assess interest in the position of mission leader
  • Invite potential mission leaders to use this as a self-assessment tool
  • Develop needed competencies based on the self-assessment
  • Be mentored as part of formation based on the mission leader competencies
  • Use to assess current mission leaders for potential promotion to regional or system level roles
  • Use with institutions of higher learning to train future mission leaders