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How to Improve Organizational Performance with Technical Competencies

How to Improve Organizational Performance with Technical Competencies Welcome to the course. Over the next few weeks you will receive a series of four email lessons that will explain how technical competencies can improve organizational performance. The course is divided …

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The Value of Competency-Based Job Descriptions

This blog post will look upon a recent CBC article that speaks about how competencies are different from credentials and provide a basis for why implementing a competency-based HR strategy will benefit any organization. The article demonstrates a kind of dichotomy between …

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Competency Based Training Explained

I am seeing a lot more interest lately in competency-based training for educational institutions and the workplace. People often ask me to explain competency-based training. If you would like a quick explanation about what it is and how it can …

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How to Integrate Newly Immigrated Workers into the Workplace

Allow me to begin this blog with three (what should be) alarming statistics: 1.  In 2010, more than 250,000 immigrants entered Canada,  only 60,000 of which were labour market ready. 2.  By 2016, we will have a deficit of more …

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Avoiding the Chopping Block: Strategic Training and Skills Development

Why are human resources and training roles in organizations often seen as cost centers rather than critical drivers of organizational success? Why is training first on the chopping block when organizations look for cost savings? While many training professionals focus …

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Two Learning Solutions That Build on Employees’ Individual Strengths

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Prior learning assessments and individualized learning plans are proven adult learning methods that focus on the learner’s needs, value their experience, and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.  These proven approaches work equally well in academic and workplace learning settings. Prior …

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Competency-based Learning Is Making Waves in Education

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One of my favourite online tools is Google Alerts, which automatically notifies a user when new web content matching the user’s preselected search terms has been posted.  I have been receiving Google Alerts for the search terms “competency-based training” and …

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