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Identify Skill Gaps by Rapidly Building Competency Models and Competency Assessment

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Cheryl Lasse, Managing Partner, SkillDirector
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You can’t upskill or reskill without knowing role requirements. Those requirements are defined in a competency or capability model. Skills are currency. When people do a competency assessment, it identifies individual skill gaps that help them know how to upskill and reskill for their current role or a future job, successfully. In aggregate, skill gaps and proficiency data help executives pursue the best and most achievable strategy.

The need to upskill and reskill has increased significantly due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with change accelerated by the pandemic. If it takes you six to twelve months to build competency models, they could be outdated upon release. You need an agile methodology that supports strategic pivots. Once built, you need to create an environment where models will be embraced and made actionable.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

· Rapidly create a competency model (along with templates and instructions).
· Perform a competency assessment.
· Deliver personalized learning at scale.

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Cheryl Lasse
Cheryl Lasse

Managing Partner, SkillDirector

Cheryl Lasse is SkillDirector’s managing partner. Her goal is to help people and companies achieve their potential. She has extensive experience with competency model development and implementation and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with others. She believes people are intrinsically motivated to excel if they are given access to a competency model for their role, the opportunity to assess themselves against that model, and personalized learning to help them close gaps and meet aspirational goals. This philosophy has been embodied in the Self-Directed Learning Engine. She has a strong background in consulting, marketing, and sales, mostly in technology companies, in which training has played a chief role throughout her career. Lasse holds bachelor’s degrees from Syracuse University in computer science and HR and an MBA from the University of South Florida.