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Launching a Unique Competency-Based Offering at a Community College (Part 2)

In an industry that has a tendency to get swept up by trends and fads, competency-based education (CBE) has proved its value time and again over a matter of decades. Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of CBE offerings skyrocket, matching the public’s focus on student outcomes and skill mastery. In this … Continue reading

Is CBE Almost the Next Big Thing?

Hard to believe but almost four years ago the biggest barriers stopping competency-based education (CBE) from fully evolving were regulatory.  While much has changed, there is much that has stayed the same.  There is a need to focus on three R’s, Redesign the students’ educational experiences, Reinvent institutional goals, and Reset the system. Getting past … Continue reading

It takes a team!

Recently I attended an Oireachtas, a very specialized Irish dance competition.  Usually the competitions, a feis, features individuals competing and there were individuals dancing here too however the focus of this event is on teams competing with very detailed and complex dances.  The Oireachtas occurs once a year so the challenge is to bring individuals … Continue reading

Learn to ski (and perform) fearlessly in the workplace!

So (you ask) where is the connection between learning, performance improvement and snow skiing? Terrain-based learning may offer L&D some new ways to handle challenging training situations. I learned to ski when I was 40 and tossed onto the bunny hill in the midst of many others trying to not fall or crash. A lot … Continue reading

Competency is about performance success

Competency-based education (CBE) is focused on getting people proficient faster. More importantly CBE is a clear description of what a person can do and to what level. CBE is the common language that training, and education, should be using aligning with their internal, and external, business & industry partners. And this conversation is vital especially … Continue reading

Strategically Social is tactically terrific!

I had several personal responses to my last post that can best be summed up as, “me too!”  One person recounted an internal client who had to have a CBT although what really was needed was a job aid the workers could hang on their badge lanyards for quick reference!  It was a reader who … Continue reading

It really comes down to performance…

I been talking with a number of people recently on topics such as creating a community of practice (CoP), expanding professional development programs, and integrating talent management into learning past compliance.  In all of these discussions someone has brought up the need to develop and deliver “training” programs.  When I dig into the question a … Continue reading

What are the competencies we need to succeed in the future?

We use the term, we include in job descriptions but what is this “competency” stuff and what will it include for future learning and performance professionals to succeed in the next 5-10 years?  I am excited to lead a session at the Learning Solutions Conference in March focused on Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and … Continue reading

Time to reflect, renew, and engage!

Happy 2013 and farewell 12!  I had a year filled with learning, filled with change, and have entered 2013 with a deeper understanding of what matters most (well, to me!) in the world we live in.  As I look forward to this new year I want to share the five key lessons that are defining … Continue reading

Business is changing – are we keeping up?

Over six years ago Sir Ken Robinson proposed a education system that would nurture rather than, as he states, “kill creativity”.  This idea is around exploring, learning as you go, and experimenting alone as well as in groups; business is following this path even if they don’t know it.  Harold Jarche wrote recently that the … Continue reading

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