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GNWT Competency Model

The GNWT has seven core competencies and thirty-nine general competencies. These competencies form the GNWT Competency Model that is the basis of strategic human resource processes, such as attraction, selection, retention, performance management, development, and succession planning.

What are Competencies?

Competencies are demonstrable characteristics and skills that enable people to deliver superior performance in a given job, role, or situation.

Why Competencies?

The competencies provide a description of the patterns of behaviours that are required for success in the GNWT Public Service. They help individuals and the organization focus on the characteristics and skills that enable people to consistently achieve high standards of performance.

Where can I find more information on the GNWT’s Competencies?

The Competency Model consists of 7 Core Competencies, which are mandatory for all employees, and 39 General Competencies, which are optional to be used by Supervisors & Managers to tailor a position for success.

Employees and managers are encouraged to read the Inclusive Leadership Development Guide to learn more about this Core Competency, which was launched in August 2023, and how to develop the associated behaviours.