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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

Live Online Delivery Options

Option 1: Modified Building Competency Models workshop to include technical competencies followed by one day of implementation support.

Option 2: Building Competency Models workshop followed by one-day of implementation support.

Option 3: Workshop customized to needs of the organization.

Guided Launch of Competency-Modeling Project

Practicum in Model-Building

Bcm Workshop Online Certification

October Live Online Workshop

Learn how to build job competency models while building one for your organization with training and consulting assistance from a Workitect consultant.

Five 2.5-hour sessions scheduled on Tues. and Fri. from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT.

Session 1 – Workshop Overview & Orientation – Conceptualizing & Planning a Project October 17
Session 2 – Data Collection October 20
Session 3 – Data Analysis & Coding October 24
Session 4 – Building the Model October 27
Session 5 – Developing Applications October 31
Individual Consulting Session TBD

ORIENTATION – A one-hour orientation meeting will be scheduled prior to the first session, during which the schedule for the sessions will be reviewed and, with a consensus of the group, modified to accommodate schedule conflicts of participants. With the program being limited to eight participants, some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

Program fee: $2,100 per participant, 10% discount for two or more participants from the same organization..


Program fee: $1,260 (40% discount)

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Building Competency Models Certification


• Each session will be held using Zoom conferencing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM – 3:30 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.


Building Competency Models Workshop

View the Live Online BCM Agenda

“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.

Building competency models or updating existing models Table

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 (if 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

Senior Consultant, 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.

Senior Consultant, Dr. Richard 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 Participants 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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