Category Archive for "Competencies"

Satisfying Competencies with Performance Checklists

Competency assessments within VTA provide a great way to ensure employees are qualified for their jobs, establish an inventory of skills within your organization and foster a continuous performance improvement discussion between employees and supervisors.  While most competency assessments are…

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Resource Search feature in Learner 8.0

Resources were added to VTA some time ago to support competency improvement.  As part of a development plan, a competency assessor can assign resources to a student.  In version 8.0 of Learner, we have added a Resource Search feature to…

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Creating Competency Groups and Competencies

January 15, 2014

Time to get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about Competency Groups and Competencies, right? In addition, this blog ventures into elements that touch competencies and gives them additional dimension for use in assessment activities – especially for those who…

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Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators – Part 3 of 3 (Site-Specific Indicators)

This is the last of a three-part series.  Refer to Part 1 and Part 2 for things you need to know and do in order to create Site-Specific Indicators. Site-Specific Indicators Provide Greater Flexibility On the topic of Proficiency Levels and…

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Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators – Part 2 of 3

This is the second article in a three-part series on Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators. Examples of Proficiency Level Terminology The table below contains terms used by organizations to label their Proficiency Levels. Before deciding on the number of Proficiency Levels for…

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Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators – Part 1 of 3

In the blog on Creating Competency Groups and Competencies, I touched briefly on Proficiency Levels and Proficiency Indicators.  In this three-part blog we’ll take a deeper dive and look at the thought processes that need to happen when first setting…

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Resources to Support Competencies

One of the most important functions in the VTA Competency Management System is the ability to assign developmental activities to a student’s Personal Development Plan.  These developmental activities may include courses, tasks, and resources. (Refer to the blog on Competency…

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Competency and Course Associations

The purpose of competency assessment is to help build students’ skills to reach the target proficiency levels for their role.  To help build competency, Assessors need to easily access a list of resources they can assign as Personal Development Plan…

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Course Catalog Report changes in v7.0

With the new Competency Management features in 7.0, you can associate competencies to courses. So we have modified the Course Catalog Report to include the associated competencies.  This option is only available if the Report Type is set to “Detail”….

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List Competencies Report in v7.0

List Competencies Report The new List Competencies Report in v7.0 lists all the competencies for: Profiles, or Competency Groups, or Competency Custodian, or Review Date There are Summary and Detail versions of the report.  This is a good report to…

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