A well-designed and validated competency model must reflect the competencies that are most strategically significant to your business. These are the key competencies (not an exhaustive list) a leader must demonstrate on the job. Condensing a myriad of behaviors, abilities, knowledge, and experiences into those most critical for job success is a complex process that generally requires a concerted competency development effort and facilitation by sources outside the organization.
The Pleasure of Your Company (TPOYC) recommends and utilizes the proven ATD Competency Model (see sidebar) in the context of working with performance management and competency development clients.
When hiring a competency development consultant, always choose one with Certified Performance and Learning Professional (CPLP) certification. Barb Ashbaugh supports the ATD and fellow members by facilitating study groups for the Dallas Chapter of ATD to prepare for the CPLP Knowledge Exam. Consultants who have completed the CPLP Knowledge Exam and Work Product are proficient in the Areas of Expertise and Foundational Competencies that comprise the ATD model.
Barbara Ashbaugh, CEO of The Pleasure of Your Company (TPOYC) holds a CPLP and has trained numerous Training & Development professionals in competency development. She has consulted with human resource professionals to design competency models for their companies, and will work closely with you to:
Utilizing a proprietary job-based competency system, we then create a competency model for each job class or individual job. We assist you in applying the model to create an effective competency development program and align people’s attitudes and behaviors through your applicant screening and selection process, targeted professional development initiatives, consistent performance evaluation systems, merit pay systems, and succession planning process.
Call Barb Ashbaugh at TPOYC today to learn more about our competency development and performance management training services.
After extensive research and experience in competency development programs, the American Society for Training & Development (ATD) has distilled this information into the ATD Competency Model. This is designed for Training & Development professionals to define the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required for competency development. The model emphasizes:
Evaluating Learning Impact:
Managing Learning Programs:
Integrated Talent Management:
Identifying a clear set of competencies for jobs within your organization will simplify and improve applicant screening and selection, professional development activities, individual performance evaluations, and succession planning. Competency development is a win-win for all constituencies – beneficial for customers, good for employees, and great for business.
Competencies are the fusion of behaviors, abilities, knowledge, and experiences that high performers utilize to excel in their particular job responsibilities; Developing competencies in a workforce with well-defined job-based competencies creates competitive advantages enhancing bottom-line results and totally aligns the human resource initiative with the development strategies of the company.
Our experience indicates 3 key elements must be present in all effective competency systems:
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