APPENDIX A: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
|Eight Small Group Competencies||Number of||Satisfactory or||Comments:|
|Group Task Competencies|
|Competency One: Defines and analyzes|
problems and issues that help orient the
group to the task at hand.
|Competency Two: Participates in the|
establishment of the group goal and
appropriately identifies criteria for
assessing the quality of the group
|Competency Three: Identifies solutions or|
alternatives to appropriately manage the
problems or decisions the group considers.
|Competency Four: Evaluates the|
solutions or alternatives identified by
|Competency Five: Helps the group stay|
on the task, issue, or agenda the group is
Group Relational Competencies|
Competency Six: Seeks to manage
disagreements and conflict.
|Competency Seven: Provides appropriate|
supportive comments to other group
|Competency Eight. Helps manage|
interaction and appropriately invites other
A satisfactory evaluation means the evaluator concluded that the display
or nondisplay of the competency was appropriate given the needs and
goals of the group.
An unsatisfactory evaluation means the evaluator concluded that the
display or nondisplay of the competency was inappropriate given the
needs and goals of the group.
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