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PWP Skills List

The skill groups below contain specific skills that
you may target for development participating in
Annual Skills Competitions


PWP Career Prosperity Pipeline
The PWP Career Prosperity Pipeline consists of 15 skill levels. Each skill level is earned by completing skill demonstrations during annual skills competitions.  

Skill Demonstrations
Participation in annual skill demonstrations requires the pearl to perform weekly skill demonstrations that are published on video and distributed via social media.

Scoring Panels
Trained volunteers in each of the 4 member divisions use rubrics to award points, The points received are used to measure how well the pearl has performed during each membership period.

Mastery Awards
When the pearl receives at least 90% of the total points available after a skill demonstration, that pearl receives a skill mastery award. This award is evidence of proficiency in that skill. 

Me Skills Group
(Personal Control Skills)

Emotional Control
The proficient ability to control emotions and remain cool when faced with criticism, insult or complaint

The proficient ability to remain focused and to pay attention when faced with distraction

• Punctuality
The proficient ability to show up prepared and on time

• Tact
The proficient ability to use diplomacy, judgment, and sensitivity when faced with difficult and surprising situations.  

• Dependability
The proficient ability to do what you expect of yourself; to keep the promises you make. 

 Self Confidence
The proficient ability to trust yourself to perform the task at hand when faced with challenge, competition or uncertainty; to overcome doubt and fear 
We Skills Group

(Interpersonal Skills)

• Teamwork 
The proficient ability to be an effective team member, including active listening, constructive feedback, reliability, empathy, mutual respect, responsiveness, loyalty, sincerity, goal setting (team and individual team members) 

• Collaboration
The proficient ability to work with others to achieve a group goal, including the analysis of a problem, idea creation, goal and strategy development, formulation of recommendations, presentation of suggestions, group discussion

• Conflict Resolution
The ability to clarify issues, to differentiate facts from emotions, to recognize and identify similarities, to create and present evidence, to develop alternatives.  

• Project Management
Theproficient ability to define and sequence activities, establish the project scope, specify the requirements, and estimate the costs 
Persistence Skills Group
(Personal Empowerment Skills)

• Tenacity

The proficient ability to continue  despite obstacles, high levels of difficulty

• Endurance
The proficient ability to overcome  stress, hardship and lack of resources

• Patience
The proficient ability to accept delays and disappointments without anger or frustration

 • Enthusiasm
The proficient ability to maintain a high level of passion and zeal

• Commitment
The proficient ability to remain dedicated to a goal or cause despite setbacks and difficulties

• Positive Self-Talk
The proficient ability to speak words to yourself that increase and expand your belief in the outcome you desire

Action Skills Group

(Getting Things Done Skills)

• Step Formulation
The proficient ability to create and implement steps in an a course of action process

• Relevancy
The proficient ability to remain aligned with and connected to what which is appropriate to accomplish a goal 

• Time Analysis
The proficient ability to analyze the time required to complete steps to be taken

• Process Analysis
The proficient ability to analyze and complete steps in the most effective sequence

• Situation Analysis
The proficient ability to recognize the current issues, resources, constraints, and opportunities relative to steps to be taken

 • Can Do Attitude
The ability to feel and think in a way that increases the likelihood of realizing the desired result

Communications Skills Group

(Information and Emotional Conveyance Skills)

• Listening
The proficient ability to use hear with the ears and understand with the mind what is being said

• Speaking
The proficient ability to use the voice to convey information and emotion that is understood by listeners

• Writing
 The proficient ability to use instruments and devices to formulate messages that convey information and emotion that is understood by readers

 • Presenting
The proficient ability to create and deliver to an individual or a group information and ideas in a form or manner that produces the desired result, using devises, styles, and available resources

 • Reporting
The proficient ability to summarize and deliver requested information as instructed pursuant to prior actions taken 

• Syntax
The proficient ability to position words and phrases in a sentence to convey the desired message

• Word Selection
The proficient ability to choose the words that effectively transmit the meaning and emotion you want to convey
Critical Thinking Skills Group

(Rational Systematic Problem Solving Skills)

• Recall
The proficient ability to identify, observe and recall information

• Process Analysis
The proficient ability to isolate individual steps in a series or sequence.

• Objectivity
The proficient ability to discern facts from opinions.

• Comprehension
The proficient ability to describe, explain, interpret, paraphrase, retell facts and ideas.

• Alternatives Analysis
The proficient ability to identify, examine and evaluate options.

Decision Making

Proposal Development 

• Prioritization
The proficient ability to differentiate most important from least important, to rate, evaluate, judge. 


Analysis and problem solving, decision making, to develop new levels of understanding based on experience.

Resiliency Skills Group

(Adaptability Skills)

• Coping
The proficient ability manage difficult, unexpected or challenging situations to obtain a desired outcome.

• Recovery
The proficient ability to bounce back from stress or adversity or perceived failure  

• Flexibility
The proficient ability to maintain a positive perspective, to adjust and adapt to new circumstances

 • Self-Efficacy
The proficient ability to successfully navigate challenging situations

• Stress Management
The proficient ability to control emotional or mental tension in a way that produces a desirable result

Leadership Skills Group

(Influence Skills)

• Compromise
The proficient ability to settle a dispute using concessions, emotions, and empathy

• Navigation
The proficient ability change direction promptly when needed to avoid loss or confusion or disruption.

• Trust
The proficient ability to create within others the feeling of confidence, safety, security, and reliability.  

• Motivation
The proficient ability to inspire others to take action and make decisions needed to create progress.




The proficient ability to be authentic, to strike compromise, to influence, to inspire action, to identify and develop values, to communicate a compelling vision, to instill trust, to resolve conflicts.
Creative Skills Group

(Imagination Skills)

• Idea Development
The proficient ability to nurture a thought and grow that thought into an observable design

• Concept Cultivation
The proficient ability to design a concept into product or service model.

• Design
The proficient ability to produce a product from an idea that complies with requirements and specifications  

• Vision Development
The proficient ability to create a mental picture of a future desired material realization

• Imagination
The proficient ability to form, shape and communicate new ideas and develop ideas into more concepts, product and service solutions that can be implemented by others.  

Planning Skills Group

(Strategic Skills)

• Strategy Development
The proficient ability to design an effective sequence of steps that, when taken, produce the result you desire
• Task Development 
The proficient ability to specify specific elements that comprise one or more tasks to be performed

• Job Development
constitute a job to be performed

• Organization

• Goal Setting
The proficient proficient ability to create on paper something specific, measurable, actionable, and time-based to be achieved

Technology Skills Group

(Computer and Software Skills)

the ability to use various kinds of computer devices to communicate, to receive messages, to learn, to prepare documents, to download materials, to create, to publish, to present, to research, to join organizations, and to develop software 
Math Skills Group

(Computation Skills)

The ability to estimate, to compute, to use fractions, to use decimals, to create problem-solving equations, to create and interpret graphs, to create, recognize and use a variety of shapes and sizes, to interpret and explain statistics

Employment Skills Group

Collaboration, Team Role Identification, situation management, team goal setting, feedback, innovative solutions, problem identification, data management, learning, how-to knowledge, enthusiasm, persuasiveness, information sharing  
Marketing Skills Group
Sales Skills Group

Investment Skills Group
Mindset Modeling Skills Group

Communications Skills Group
Communication is the act of transferring information from one person or group to another person or group. Use tasks with the help of your coach to demonstrate specific skills in this group, which are as follows:
Listening Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using our ears, gestures, verbal feedback, and body language.   
Letter Writing Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using our hands, writing instruments, words, phrases, and sentence composition.  
Presentation Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using our voice, our tone, our pitch, our emotions, our word selection, phrases, pauses, emotions, facts and opinions.   
Report Writing Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using our hands, our knowledge of words, sentence composition, computers, report composition, organization and formatting rules.  
Speaking Skill The extraordinary ability to communicate using questions, judgment, topic selection, facts, information, and expression of emotions and opinions. 
Conversation Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using of both listening and speaking skills.  
Non-Verbal Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using body language.
Public Speaking Skill  The extraordinary ability to communicate using persuasion,  story-telling, and speaking skills.  
Meeting Dialogue Skill The extraordinary ability to communicate in a meeting setting or environment. 

Critical Thinking Skill Group
Knowledge Recall Skills  
Comprehension Skills   
Application Skills   
Analysis Skills   
Synthesis Skills   
Evaluation Skills   

Planning and Strategy Skills
Data Analysis Skills   
Vision Development Skills   
Goal Creation Skills   
Prioritization Skills   
Problem Diagnosis Skills   
Forecasting Skills  
Course Evaluation Skills   

Leadership Skills
Empathy Skills  
Resource Development Skills  
Persuasive Skills   
Decision Making Skills