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A competency framework highlights what knowledge, skills and abilities are valued and promoted by the organization to achieve a desired organizational excellence.
As such, employees need have to have a much deeper understanding of competencies. And, how these competencies impact on organizational success. For professional trainers and business managers alike, this awareness has created a need for different types of training courses.
Now you can use these course materials to improve the skills of all line managers, supervisors and team leads. Use the content to teach your participants about the key components of competency development. Plus, the various learning styles involved.
Then, you can explore how to identify successful competencies. Best of all, you can discuss performance factors required, types of learning and how to use them.
The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.
Why Do We Need Competencies – For best results, use the content to explore a working definition of competencies. Next, discuss the components required. Share how leadership has become a crucial factor in the development of these skills. And, explore the role of interdependencies. This section ends by examining the benefits of competencies. And, the business-critical area of succession planning.
Competency Mapping – Start this section by discussing performance factors. Then, explore the concept of the learning organization.
Stages of Learning – Refer to the content provided and explore how to change perceptions about competency development. And, then highlight the key factors involved in learning new competencies. The section ends by discussing learning models (e.g., VAK).
Types Of Learning – Use the content to explore different types of learning. Then, examine the barriers that can exist to competency development skills. And, finally examine the “laws of learning”.
Upon completion of this course in competency development skills, your participants will be able to:
– Understand how competencies can be a business driver
– Identify key components of competency development
– Understand various learning styles
– Identify and remove obstacles to competency development
– Develop a competency-based approach
What you get
Leverage these course materials to deliver a compelling and relevant competency development training course.
- 92 page facilitator manual
- 64 page participant manual
- 77 powerpoint slides
- Practical exercises
- Further reading
- Course evaluation form
- Action plan
Extra free training materials available
You will also receive the following free training guides:
- Training icebreakers
- How to select training materials
- Training games
- How to increase participation
- Learn to improve your questioning skills
- How to improve your listening skills
- Learn how to deal with difﬁcult people
- How to evaluate training courses
Frequently asked questions on competency development training courses
What is a competency?
Parry (1996) offers the following definition: A competency is a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job (a role or responsibility) that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well accepted standards and that can be improved via training & development.
What is a competency framework?
A competency framework is a model that outlines what working behaviours are seen as performance excellence within a company.
What are core performance competencies?
Core performance competencies are the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform a task to a level of excellence desired by a company.
What are the main components of a competency?
The main components of a competency are:
- Personal characteristics
What are the 9 Cs for learning new competencies?
Use this simple technique for remembering the steps involved in learning a new competency.
What are leadership competencies within a company?
Leadership competencies are the leadership skills, knowledge and abilities that generate the performance desired by a company.
What are the key leadership competencies that companies look for?
When deciding who will lead a company’s efforts, a company will often look for the following leadership competencies:
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to supervise others
- Conflict resolution
- Emotional intelligence
- Ability to influence others
- Can manage performance
- Ability to build teams
- Excellent delegation skills
- Can manage and lead change
- Coaching and mentoring
- Problem solving
- Can motivate others
What are the core competencies of companies?
Peters & Waterman’ book ‘In Search of Excellence’ defined the 'The Excellent Organization' as having the following characteristics:
- Bias for action
- Close to the customer
- Autonomy and entrepreneurship
- Productivity through people
- Hands on and value driven
- Stick to the knitting
- Simple form and lean staff
- Simultaneous loose tight properties
What's the difference between a skill and a competency?
A skill is specific to a task. Whereas a competency also encompasses the knowledge, skills and abilities that an individual possesses for performance excellence.
What is a competency matrix?
A competency matrix is a tool or technique that is used to record and compare the identified competencies for a role with the current skill level of the employee(s) that are currently performing these roles. The tool is used to identify performance gaps and training and development needs.
What are the main benefits of competency development?
Let’s get straight to the point. The main benefits of competency development are:
- Clarifying job and work expectations
- Hiring the best possible people
- Maximizing productivity
- Adapting to change
- Aligning behavior with strategy
- Utilization of talents
- Job enrichment
- Increase in responsibility
- Increase in value to the company
- Personal satisfaction
- Clarity of roles
- Expectations are equivalent to skills
- Team work is improved
- Recognition of value
- Succession planning
- Increased profitability
- Increased earnings per share
- Improved security & survival
- Increased confidence
- Retention of key staff
- Capture of resident knowledge
What are the main barriers to competency development?
Here are the main barriers to competency development:
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