Commitment-Ethic

This is the ninth step in our Success Profiler’s Personal Skills Map pyramid. Commitment ethic is a deeply held belief that once you have agreed to do something you must do it until it is finished. A strong commitment ethic leads to success. For most educators it is easy to see why commitment is an important skill in the learning process. By definition, a lack of commitment results in broken promises and failure. Of all the skills on our Personal Skills Map pyramid, commitment ethic is the easiest to draw a connection to MTSS.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports or MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention (Florida’s MTSS Project). This definition brings together the worlds of academic instruction and behavioral intervention or social/emotional development.

In the world of emotional intelligence, commitment ethic is a fairly sophisticated skill to develop. It draws upon all of the previous skills measured in our Personal Skills Map (Steps 1-8). While all eight of the previous skills are important, the skills of drive strength/motivation and time management are the skills most directly related to commitment ethic.

Commitment, Motivation, and Time Management

What do these three skills have in common? All three skills are dependent upon the presence of a goal.

GraduatesWithout a goal:

  • There is no motivation or desire to achieve
  • There is no reason to manage one’s time
  • There is nothing to commit to

With a goal there is:

  • Motivation to achieve the goal
  • A reason to manage one’s time to achieve the goal
  • A desire to commit oneself to achieve the goal

So, if you want to help your students increase their commitment help them set and achieve their goals.If you are interested in Personal Responsibility–Achieving Academic and Career Goals or the Personal Skills Map and skill intervention system you can select the button below to download our social/emotional brochure.

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Goal Setting Starts with Identifying Interests

The best way I know to help an individual create a goal is to administer an interest test. Our Interest Indicator is an age-appropriate interest test. It is part of our Microcomputer Evaluation of Careers and Academics (MECA) system. Our Interest Indicator electronically connects to:

    • Work Samples – hands-on work activities broken down in to 21 different occupational areas.

    • Learning Assessment Programs – job-specific basic skills assessments demonstrating the link of academics to their actual use on the job.


All four of these components of our MECA System are tied together with our Career Portfolio.

Once a career goal is identified our Personal Responsibility–Achieving Academic and Career Goals program assesses and teaches the core skills related to setting and achieving goals. Conover Online is designed around establishing a plan by combining the data of all of our programs so you can be more efficient in executing that plan. You can sign up for our free trial to explore these tools for yourself by selecting the button below.

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