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What are the 4 Values of APS?

1.) Respect - We foster an environment in which each individual is valued and heard
2.) Accountability - We are responsible for our actions and for contributing to the effectiveness of the public service
3.) Integrity - We behave ethically and are open, honest and fair.
4.) Excellence - We use innovation and continuous improvement to achieve excellence


What are the 3 Groupings of the APS Competency Model?

1.) Thinking - competencies related to systems thinking and problem solving
2.) Achievement - competencies related to agility and drive for results
3.) Relationship - competencies related to developing networks, bringing people together, and developing self and others


What are the 3 points of Relationships, as part of the Competency Model?

1.) Develop Self and Others
2.) Build Collaborative Environments
3.) Develop Networks


What are the 2 points of Achievement, as part of the Competency Model?

1.) Drive for Results
2.) Agility


What are the 2 points of Thinking, as part of the Competency Model?

1.) Creative Problem Solving
2.) Systems Thinking


What is the APS Vision?

Proudly working together to build a stronger province for current and future generations.


What are Behavioral Competencies?

Behavioral Competencies are the underlying characteristics that enable people to deliver superior performance in a given job, role, or situation.


What is Systems Thinking?

The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.


What is Creative Problem Solving?

Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions


What is Agility?

Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment


What is Drive?

Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization,
while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.


What is Developing Networks?

Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders


What is Building Collaborative Environments?

Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.


What is Developing Self and Others?

A commitment to lifelong learning and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.


What is the Policy Cycle?

1.) Issue Identification and Definition
2.) Policy Research and Analysis
3.) Generating Policy Solutions and Alternatives
4.) Consultation
5.) Developing Policy Proposals
6.) Policy Implementation
7.) Policy Monitoring and Evaluation