Developing and using competency profiles for professional development
Objective and target audience
Competency-based learning is gaining momentum in both academia and industry, and can be used by employers, professional bodies, course providers and individual professionals to plan professional development, undertake learning (either through courses or by other, informal means) and document it. The objective of this interactive workshop is to provide guidance on how to use competency profiles to enhance professional learning, and on how to build a competency profile appropriate for this purpose.
The workshop is aimed at learning professionals from academia, industry, regulatory agencies and professional bodies. We will use examples of competency profiles developed by the IMI Education and Training projects to illustrate the process of developing a competency profile, mapping it to and developing training programmes to meet competency requirements. We will build in activities to allow participants to practice some steps of this process.
Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how competency profiles can help them to create appropriate programmes of learning for their staff (employers), members (professional bodies) or audiences (course providers). They will have been provided with a process and a set of tools that they can use to adapt existing competency profiles or develop their own.