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    Building a Competency Framework That’s Right for Your Organization

    Date: February 21, 2018, 5:30pm
    Holiday Inn Dulles Airport
    45425 Holiday Dr.
    Sterling, VA 20166
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Developing talent can be very challenging, and as organizations grow or change, it is crucial they continue to hire the right people into their cultures, measure performance in a meaningful way, and align talent to company strategy. A great approach to meeting these goals is through the design and implementation of a competency framework, which is the collective skills, knowledge, and attributes employees need to possess or develop to do their jobs effectively in service of an organization’s strategy. Defining these key skills and behaviors for an organization helps employees know what is required of them to achieve organizational objectives. Competencies can also serve as a blueprint for hiring, developing, and promoting talent across the organization. In this session, learn about how to influence leadership to support a competency initiative as well as the kinds of competency models that might be right for your organization, such as a universal model versus a multi-level model. We will explore the key steps involved in designing a competency framework including how to collect the information needed to validate the model and considerations for rating competencies, and we will cover how to effectively manage the implementation process and how to avoid common pitfalls. This session is a pragmatic, high-level overview for all HR professionals interested in learning about how competency frameworks are developed and how they can help an organization align its talent strategies.   

    • Upon leaving the session, you will be able to:
      • Identify the conditions when a competency framework adds value to an organization’s talent strategy
      • Generate ideas about how to garner support across the organization for such an initiative
      • Explain the design principles necessary for building an effective competency framework
      • List the key steps to developing a competency framework
      • Recognize best practices when implementing the framework, including key issues and how to overcome them                                       

    This session has been approved for SHRM and HRCI General Credits


    • 5:30-6:00 Networking
    • 6:00-6:10 Chapter announcements
    • 6:10-6:35 Dinner
    • 6:35-6:45 Sponsor announcements
    • 6:45-7:45 Program
    • 7:45-8:00 Closing remarks/raffles

    About the speaker:
    Shelly Price is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Human Capital Next, which provides human resources project consultation in the areas of training and development, culture assessment and employee engagement, and employee relations. Clients often come to Shelly when they need fresh ideas or approaches, especially when they feel “stuck.” These qualities helped Shelly add value for over fifteen years in her prior roles at a boutique human capital consulting firm, a global nonprofit, and two Fortune 20 organizations where she supported hundreds of leaders with their human capital challenges. Shelly continues to use these qualities today as she consults with small- and mid-sized organizations to develop learning solutions for leaders and employees, improve engagement and employee performance, and bolster company culture. She holds an MBA degree and is certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) Instrument, FourSight® Thinking Profile, and DiSC® assessment. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute and is an Organization Development Certified Professional from the Institute of Organization Development in Fort Myers, Florida. Shelly will complete a certificate in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Wisconsin in May 2018.