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R.E.A.L. Experience Skills


An individual developing skills in communication articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written, oral and other nonverbal forms to people inside and outside of the organization. Read more about Communication.


An individual developing skills in creativity has the capacity to act, think or generally express oneself in new and novel ways that result in innovation, the expression of feelings, ideas, concepts or the ability to problem solve. Read more about Creativity.

Critical Thinking & Complex Problem Solving

An individual developing critical thinking and complex problem solving skills exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. This individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness. Read more about Critical Thinking & Complex Problem Solving.

Data Analysis, Interpretation & Application

An individual developing skills in the analysis, interpretation and application of data possesses an understanding of, and ability to create and analyze sophisticated arguments supported by evidence and clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats. Read more about Data Analysis, Interpretation & Application.

Difference & Perspectives

An individual developing skills in difference and perspective builds the ability to value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences. Read more about Difference & Perspectives.

Emotional Intelligence

An individual developing the skills of emotional intelligence promotes the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. Read more about Emotional Intelligence.

Ethical Reasoning & Decision Making

An individual developing the skills of ethical reasoning and decision making infers about right and wrong human conduct. The individual is able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of the problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions. Students’ ethical self identity evolves as they practice ethical decision-making skills and learn how to describe and analyze positions on ethical issues. Read more about Ethical Reasoning & Decision Making.

Faith Integration

An individual who seeks to have an integrated faith is concerned with the ways in which moral and theological beliefs inform behavior, decisions and lifestyle. While such connections do not have to be invented or manufactured, they do need to be ascertained and developed. Read more about Faith Integration. 


An individual developing leadership skills engages the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and uses interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work. Read more about Leadership. 

Teamwork & Collaboration

An individual developing skills in teamwork and collaboration is able to work within a team structure, can negotiate and manage conflict, and builds collaborative relationships with people representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints. Read more about Teamwork & Collaboration.

Technological Literacy

An individual developing skills in Technological literacy seeks to engage technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies. Read more about Technological Literacy.