Core Competencies

Appleby’s core competencies are defined as the set of skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for the broad range of positions at Appleby College. These skills are aligned with our values and are fundamental to delivering core services at Appleby. It’s critical you demonstrate these core competencies at varying levels of proficiency, depending on your job responsibilities.


Clearly conveys and receives messages. Listens actively. Builds relationships and attracts support. Gives recognition.


Uses original and creative thinking to make improvement. Develop and initiate new approaches.

Service Orientation

Understanding. Meeting or exceeding the service needs of others. Builds relationships. Sensitive to the needs of others.


Reflects on past experiences. Manage and continually improve one’s own performance.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Personal willingness and ability to effectively work in and adapt to change. Look at different ways of doing things. Learning new approaches. Ability to shift priorities to meet new and emerging priorities.

Integrity and Trust

High professional standards. Honest, trusted and direct. Promotes the success of others. Fair and ethical. Abides by the professional code of conduct and the philosophy and values of the school.

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