- Do you know what skills your teams need in order to extend or transform capability?
- Can people in your teams see career development opportunities and the skills they need to focus on?
As your business evolves and matures, you need a managed approach to skills development: to cross-skill, upskill and also to facilitate recruitment. Role-focused skills profiles, aligned to an industry standard framework, will provide benchmarks for a subsequent analysis of skills gaps and areas for individual development.
This 1-day workshop combines practical learning with an opportunity to apply the skills learned in your own context. In the morning, we'll introduce you to the world's most popular framework, SFIA: Skills Framework for the Information Age®. You will learn how SFIA describes incrementing levels of responsibility and how to map roles appropriately. You will practise creating well-formed and focused skills profiles for recognised job-roles.
In the afternoon, you will be able to work on skills profiles for a particular role or job-family in your own organisation. Your experienced QA tutor will help you to get started and will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance. The day concludes with a review of your opportunities to apply and promote skills management practices in your own organisation.
This course is suitable for:
- Heads of functions and team managers, looking for a way to professionalise and drive their teams' capabilities
- Learning & Development professionals seeking to align learning solutions to recognised skills
- HR Partners who facilitate the professional development of individuals.
There are no formal prerequisites. Those attending are asked to bring 1-3 job descriptions (ideally from their own teams), for skills profiling during the workshop.
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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise how businesses and individuals can benefit by aligning to an industry standard skills framework
- Describe SFIA: its principles and structure
- Describe SFIA’s seven levels of responsibility and relate them to your organisation’s own levels
- Determine the SFIA skills needed in a particular situation, job or assignment and determine the level at which the skills are required
- Take away 'next steps' for how your own organisation can leverage the benefits of SFIA-aligned skills profiles
- The need for skills management and the benefits of a common framework
- Introduction to SFIA - background, principles and structure
- SFIA levels of responsibility and organisational alignment
- Role-based skills profiles: professional, personal and technical skills
- Develop draft skills profiles for roles in your own business. (Guideline: 3 related roles in a team/job-family OR 1-2 unrelated roles).
- Review of techniques learned. Opportunities to apply and promote skills management practices in your own organisation.