Technology extension

Competency summary

The competencies below have been identified as key behavioural competencies contributing to excellence in technology extension roles at NRC. They are not intended to represent all of the competencies necessary for success in a specific position. In addition to these competencies, specific technical expertise will be required.

Results orientation: Focusing efforts on achieving quality results consistent with the NRC vision.

Conceptual & analytical ability: Understanding, analyzing, synthesizing and relating complex information and abstract variables; drawing logical conclusions and/or providing reasonable and creative alternatives.

Teamwork: Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and working cooperatively and effectively within and across organizational units to achieve common goals.

Business understanding: Setting direction and operating in keeping with an understanding of the industry or economic sector, market dynamics and priorities, and NRC's role in regional and national systems of innovation.

Client focus: Bringing excellence to internal or external clients by focusing efforts on discovering and meeting their needs.

Networking: Cultivating a network of contacts as sources of information, advice and support.

Partnering: Seeking and building internal / external alliances, collaborations and services with or for clients to advance NRC business relationships, as well as knowledge, innovation and economic development.

Communication: Openly communicating in a compelling, honest, persuasive and articulate manner, ensuring the message is clear, understood and consistent with NRC objectives.

Self-knowing and self-development: Assessing strengths and weaknesses and engaging in ongoing self-development and improvement; maintaining effectiveness in the face of change or ambiguity.

Note: The term "organization" is used in this document to refer to NRC as a whole or that part of NRC for which the individual is accountable or exerts influence.

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