Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

TBS students learn to collect, assess, and analyze relevant information. Graduates are able to use systems thinking to reason effectively. They identify, define, and solve authentic problems and essential questions. They reflect critically on learning experiences, processes, and solutions.


TBS students learn to reflect on their learning experiences and apply their insights to future situations. They learn to delay gratification, refocus after distractions, and maintain momentum until they reach their goals. TBS graduates monitor and direct their own learning, adapting their approach as needed to successfully complete a task or solve a problem.

Creativity & Innovation

TBS graduates demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.

Social & Cross-Cultural Skills

TBS graduates respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a ranges of backgrounds. They’re about to leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work.

Effective Communication

TBS graduates communicate effectively in diverse environments for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade.) They articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills and listen effectively.


TBS graduates can adapt to varied roles, jobs, responsibilities, schedules, and contexts. They work effectively in climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. They’re able to incorporate feedback effectively and deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism.