Creating Technical Competencies Workshop

 Include technical competencies in competency models for professional, technical, and functional positions.

September 19 in Chicago, IL    Hyatt Regency


This program is also available for onsite delivery where it can be tailored to the needs of the sponsoring organization. Contact us for details or to schedule a program.

“Workitect’s advanced competency class provided helpful tools in developing competencies and a great forum to share experiences and best practices with other participants.” Nicole Giannini, Technical Director, Federal Consulting, CPS Human Resource Services

Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to:
Identify and include technical competencies in job competency for professionals, technical, or functional positions.

Who Should Attend

People who have attended Workitect's Building Competency Models workshop, or have already built competency models, will benefit the most from attending this program.

The Details

Most Competency Models

Most competency models created today require the inclusion of technical, functional, or professional competencies. These competencies are so job-specific that there are no competency dictionaries or libraries from which to draw competency definitions. This program will teach you how to collect and analyze the data you need to create technical competencies to include in your job competency models. Topics include:

  • Interviews to clarify the needs of persons who will use the competency models and the technical competencies.
  • Technical Domain Interviews with subject matter experts to identify and define technical competencies within an organizational unit or population.
  • Job Analysis Interviews to identify technical requirements of jobs.
  • Competency Mapping Sessions to determine which technical competencies are needed at different levels in specific jobs.
  • Planning and implementing a technical competency modeling project.


View the Agenda

Improve each person's performance in terms of their position-specific competencies, and the organization's overall performance against those competencies, through feedback, coaching and training.

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Meet the Instructors


Dr. Richard Mansfield

Senior Consultant with expertise in competency based job analysis, skills assessment, management development, selection, survey design and course development.  Formerly was Director of Research for McBer & Company / Hay Group, Vice President of The Altwell Group, and Chairperson, Educational Psychology for Temple University. Ed.D degree in Human Development and A.B. degree in Social Relations from Harvard University. Co-authored the book "The Psychology of Creativity and Discovery" and has published numerous articles.


Richard Gerlach

Senior Consultant with thirty years of experience in management and executive development, training, human resources, and organization development. Formerly, held senior leadership positions with Ryder System, Inc. (Group Director-Organization Effectiveness and Human Resource Development), Pabst Brewing Company and Ryan Homes, Inc. Has extensive experience in developing competency based performance management, selection, assessment and management development processes. Is the lead instructor for Workitect’s Building Competency Models workshop. Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Southern California and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Western Michigan University.

Creating Technical Competencies

Register for $850 (10% discount for multiple registrations), or contact us to schedule an onsite program.


Client Testimonials

“Workitect is an excellent leader in Competency Modeling. The instructors are very knowledgeable and skillful at teaching the modeling process, as well as how important they are for organizations to move forward.” Amy Sicken, Human Capital Analyst, Army, PEO/GCS

“I got a picture how to build technical competencies. I now understand the differences between technical competencies, work responsibilities, job descriptions.” Sarah Tautz, &O/HR Leader, Braskem

“It was great that Workitect developed a technical advanced workshop to expand my knowledge/skill set beyond basic competency modeling to improve IT models for my organization.” Robin Lynn Julians, Manager, IT Services, Process & Competency, Excellus Health Plan

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