How to Build Competencies with the DACUM Approach
A comprehensive course for human resources professionals, consultants, and training professionals to create customized competency profiles for any role
Why should you take this course?
1. You will develop the skills you need to develop competency profiles on your own.
The course is set up to promote your success. It is self-paced and you have a full eight weeks to complete it. Participants who complete the entire course will be able to develop competency profiles within their own professional practices for any role.
2. You will learn how to develop competency profiles that are specific to a job or function.
Why does specificity matter? If you want to use competency profiles to develop training, design competency assessments, or conduct skills gap analysis, they must be specific to a job or function. Competency samples, generic competencies, core competencies, and competency dictionaries will not give you the foundation you need to build effective competency tools.
3. The instructor is a competency expert.
Bernadette Allen, founder and President of The Competency Group, developed and delivers the course. The course is drawn from her 20-plus years of experience developing hundreds of competency profiles for many roles across many sectors.
4. You will learn the DACUM method - a well-proven, fast and efficient method.
Organizations around the world have embraced DACUM to develop complete competency profiles in just two days. The Competency Group approach is based on tried and true methods that have been proven to work over many years across many sectors and industries.
The course includes:
- 15 chapters organized to replicate the competency profile process
- coaching and support via our course exclusive Facebook Group
- interviews from the field with The Competency Group members who share their experiences
- presentation handouts
- skill-building assignment
"I am pleased to recommend this course. Competency Profiling is an important activity of HR and has many uses. The process of competency profiling using a DACUM chart is far better than having a generic job description. I am regularly searching for online courses through Google search that are relevant to HR. I have not seen any organization or institute offering the same course through online. I thank you again for your great support during the course and hope to come back for more online courses in HR in future.”
Atif Aziz, Human Resources Consultant
Bernadette Allen is the founder and President of The Competency Group Inc. and is a leader in the application of competency-based human resources development. She has worked with hundreds of clients since the company began in 1997. Her extensive experience includes developing competency profiles, developing occupational standards, developing competency based training, designing competency assessment, conducting skills gap analysis, training evaluation and designing organization-wide training strategy. Bernadette holds a Masters of Adult Education from St Francis Xavier University and certification in competency analysis and competency-based training from several Canadian and American organizations.
“I have worked and collaborated with Bernadette Allen for many years on a wide-range of projects all having a competency-based philosophy at the core. Bernadette’s work has been generalized over various private and public sectors ranging in focus from direct competency analysis for education and curriculum development to the identification of work functions and tasks through competency analysis to support the human resource continuum. Bernadette is a highly experienced and qualified professional consultant who has a lot to offer in terms of knowledge and experience in all things competency-based. Over our many years of collaboration I have developed a deep respect for her ability to practically apply the identification and use of competencies for solving a broad range of operational and human resources challenges. She created, grew and has maintained a successful consulting firm that has done business in Canada and the US, and has developed a great reputation as an industry expert in adult education who understands the value of implementing and promoting skills based learning in workplaces.”
Susan Howard MSc HRM, CHRP and Management Consultant, Bermuda
The TCG Team