October 18, 2017

Competency-based Learning and Development

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Bring home tools, templates and working knowledge on developing a comprehensive competency-based learning and development strategy and plan.

It has become increasingly important for HR  to be able to objectively assess the competency of employees within an organization, whether for reviews, interviews, learning and development, promotion and performance management. This highly interactive workshop has been specifically tailored to aid those who must design, develop or implement competencies and competency framework systems within their organization to help employees map their professional development and structure plans and strategies for competency building through learning and development.

The information gained  from this training workshop will enable the participants to learn the key aspects of defining terminologies related to competency systems, how to develop and refine the system and finally use these to plan and implement a competency-based learning and development program.

Competency-based Learning and Development Workshop Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define competency and competency-based learning and development
  • Explain the uses of a competencies in HR
  • Differentiate core, technical and leadership competencies
  • Walk through the process of developing competency catalog/dictionary
  • Explain the steps in position and talent profiling
  • Describe the process for validating competencies
  • Walk through the tools provided for competency gaps assessment
  • Apply provided tools for developing a competency-based Learning and Development Plan


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Time Topics Learning Objectives
2 hours Overview of Competency Based Learning and Development

  • Why Competency-based
  • Applying the competency-based approach to Learning and Development
  • Explain what Competency-based HRD is and its uses
2 hours Designing Competencies; What You Need to Know

  • Defining terminology
  • Competency modeling concepts
  • Competency types
  • Structure
  • Data gathering
  • Results orientation
  • Decision making
  • Enumerate the components of competency model
  • Enumerate the steps in competency mapping
4 hours Developing the Competency Framework

  • Developing a Model
  • Determining your competency mapping strategy
  • Identifying the Company’s Core Competencies
  • Identifying Technical Competencies
  • Identifying Leadership Competencies
  • Explain the process of identifying core, technical and leadership competencies
2 Hours Validating and Assessing

  • Position Profiling
  • Talent Profiling
  • Validating Results
  • Describe the process in position and talent profiling
  • Explain the competency validation process
6 Hours Developing the L&D Plan

  • Competency Gaps Assessment
  • Prioritizing Gaps
  • Developing the L&D Strategy
  • Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Enumerate steps in ensuring effective implementation of competency-based HR
  • Develop and implement a change management plan to ensure buy-in and cooperation

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