In your business, how do you ensure that you have the skills in place to deliver current and planned capability?
To manage skills effectively, you need a standard vocabulary for describing competencies, together with a methodology for determining the skills required for particular job functions. This practical workshop offers an opportunity to practice key aspects of skills management and learn about the most popular UK skills framework, SFIA.
SFIA®, Skills Framework for the Information Age®, provides a common reference model for identifying the skills needed to develop and deliver effective IT and business change services. SFIA skill descriptions are based on defined levels of broad responsibility, rather than narrow expertise. Role profiles based on SFIA provide objective benchmarks for managing the development and deployment of technical and non-technical staff.
However, a framework like SFIA is not 'plug and play' by nature. Implementing SFIA requires user organisations to understand how it works, what it provides and what it doesn't.
This workshop combines presentation and discussion with practical exercises, to cover skills framework-based activities such as analysing job-roles and job-families, planning an assessment programme and, finally, aligning learning solutions which are relevant and which genuinely raise capability.
Exercises are conducted as group-work with facilitated reviews.
- Those responsible for skills development, who need a common language and system of measurement, in which to express requirements and base shared decisions.
- Line managers, Learning & Development professionals and Human Resources partners, who wish to use SFIA to ensure that the necessary skills are in place to meet the capability requirements of the organisation