Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Definition

Demonstration includes
  • contributing new ideas (e.g., for improving products and procedures)
  • displaying initiative readily, independently, and responsibly
  • dealing skillfully and promptly with new situations and obstacles
  • developing operational policies and procedures that use resources in a sustainable manner.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do you demonstrate independence and initiative at school? At work?
  • How can independence and initiative impact your school goals? Career goals?
  • How would you suggest that a worker demonstrate independence and initiative without overstepping his or her authority?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

CE.4

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing decision making;
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.

GOVT.17

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing financial responsibility.

Other Related Standards

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

Creativity Tools

Creativity and Creative-Thinking Lessons

Green Your Jobsite

Green Your Office

Mind Your Own Business

Organizational Creativity: the Top 10 Enablers

P21’s Creativity and Innovation List

Personal Qualities

This Web site contains resources for students and activities for teachers on skills related to balancing work/family, being dependable, and taking initiative.

Sparking Creativity in the Workplace