On-Site or Live Online Custom Workshops

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• Faster application and transfer of learning
• Tailored to your needs—We work with your team up front to fully understand your organization objectives, and timeframe.
• Flexibility to blend consulting with training
• A confidential environment in which your team can explore immediate application of our processes

Public Workshop Schedule

Special Live Online Workshop

Pre-Workshop Orientation Jan. 5, 2021
Session 1 – Conceptualizing the Project Jan. 12, 2021
Session 2 – Project Planning Jan. 15, 2021
Session 3 – Data Collection Jan. 19, 2021
Session 4 – Data Analysis and Coding Jan. 22, 2021
Session 5 – Building the Competency Model Jan. 26, 2021
Session 6 – Developing Applications Jan. 29, 2021
Session 7 – Individual Consulting Assistance To Be Scheduled

Limited to Participants from Organizations with a Workitect Competency Dictionary License

$800 Tuition Fee – To register, contact Ed Cripe at
800-870-9490 or ec@workitect.com


Building Competency Models Certification


• Each session will be held using Zoom conferencing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EDT.

• Between each session, there will be 1-2 hours of readings, exercises, and assessments to complete.

• Materials will include the full 3-day workshop workbook, contents of the Quick-Start Competency Modeling program, various Powerpoints, and additional handouts and forms.

• Sessions will be recorded and accessible to participants.

Limited to 6 Participants – Registration closes on December 15

Building Competency Models

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“The workshop is a fantastic blueprint to follow; not a seminar filled with theory and philosophical thought which do you no good in the real world.” Kim Dorer, Director, Talent Management, Spectrum Health Medical Group
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Built on best practices and decades of research, Workitect offers the most powerful competency framework available today. Learn how to develop and implement models within your organization to align your business strategy with your talent strategy.

Building competency models or updating existing models
Develop competency models and competency-based talent management applications

This Workshop Gives Participants A Six-Step Process To Developing Their Own Competency Models Without External Assistance.


As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Plan a competency modeling project
  • Communicate and gain support for the project
  • Chose from alternative methods for building single competency models and one-size-fits-all models
  • Build models for multiple jobs in an organization
  • Use resource panels to collect data
  • Conduct structured key event interviews
  • Analyze and code interview transcripts, and write job models
  • Develop HR applications for talent management, assessment, selection, succession planning, development, and performance management
  • Use Workitect’s licensed competency dictionary (purchased separately)

Overview Of The Program

Module 1 - Conceptualizing the Project

Module 1 – Conceptualizing The Project

Business need and need of the sponsor. Developing an approach – single job model, one-size-fits-all, or multiple jobs. Gaining the sponsors support.

Module 2 - Project Planning

Module 2 – Project Planning

Stakeholder analysis. Structure of the project plan. Complete project planning worksheet on own project. (Revisit and update after Module 5, review and receive feedback and advice from consultant instructor).

Module 3 - Data Collection

Module 3 – Data Collection

Data collection tasks. Primary data collection methods – job analysis, key event interviews, resource panel. Secondary data collection methods. Complete data gathering exercises.

Module 4 - Data Analysis & coding

Module 4 – Data Analysis And Coding

Analyzing data from job analysis and structured event interviews. Integrating data from all sources. Target data exercise. Coding exercise. Analyzing data from resource panels.

Module 5 - Building the Competency Model

Module 5 – Building The Competency Model

Select a set of competencies. Using a generic competency dictionary. Create behavioral indicators. Identify clusters. Prepare draft of model. Review with sponsors.

Module 6 - Developing Applications

Module 6 – Developing Applications

Talent Management. Training and Development. Assessment and Selection. Performance Management. Succession Planning. Other – Compensation, Culture Change.

Building Competency Models

Receive Individual Consulting Help In Workshop

Each participant has an opportunity to review his/her back home project plan, implementation plan, challenges, issues, etc. and receive consulting help from a Workitect consultant/instructor during or after the workshop.

Meet The Instructors

Richard Gerlach

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.

Dr. Richard S. Mansfield

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.

What Our Customers Say

“Competency modeling is an essential process for all organizations. After completing this workshop, I feel well equipped with the knowledge and skills to help communicate, develop, and implement competency models for our organization.”

D&L/HR Manager, Health Care

“Richard is very knowledgeable and has an engaging style. Exceptional Training!”

Director, Organization Development & Learning, Hospital

“After participating in Workitect’s Competency Modeling Workshop, I know that I can go back to the job and implement the process with competence and confidence.”

Learning and Development, Retail Real Estate

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