Creating Technical Competencies - 1 Day Agenda


8:00 AM Pre-Workshop Refresher (Optional)

Review of Workitect’s six-step model building process - For participants who have attended Workitect’s Building Competency Models workshop, but need a “refresher”, and for those who have not attended the workshop and have little or no experience building competency models.


8:30 AM Introduction, Overview, Review of Agenda


Why identify technical and professional (functional) competencies?

  • What is the potential value to the organization and to HR & L&D? In what ways can technical competencies be used?

Criteria for a good set of technical competencies for a department

  • How many to have, how easy to assess, and do they facilitate intended HR applications?

10:00 AM Break


10:15 AM Conceptual Framework

A conceptual framework for thinking about technical competencies: knowledge areas, technical skills, narrow and broad, levels for technical competencies.


Writing Technical Competencies

  • Review a sample competency and a sample set of technical competencies for a department and for a job.
  • Practice writing definitions and levels for a familiar knowledge area and for a familiar technical skill area.

12:00 PM Lunch


1:00 PM Writing Technical Competencies - continued


Data Collection Tools

  • Process guide for working with SMEs to identify competencies for an area and definitions for levels for each competency.
  • Interview guide for Technical Job Requirements Interview for use with jobholder or managers of jobholders to identify technical job requirements.
  • Process guide for facilitating a discussion with a department’s management and SMEs to map technical competency requirements to jobs.
  • Practice in pairs interviewing a SME, with each participant as an SME in his/her own department.

 


3:00 PM Break


3:15 PM Technical Job Analysis Interview

Practice conducting the Technical Job Analysis Interview with each participant as a jobholder in same department.


Mapping Competencies

  • A process for facilitating a meeting of management and SMEs to map a set of technical competencies to the jobs in a department.
  • Participants practice mapping technical competencies to the jobs.

Assessment Tools

  • Developing assessment tools and processes for technical competencies.

5:00 PM Adjourn


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