Topic: Each person seems to have a personal definition of competency. And each company seems to have their own competency program structure, some that are quite complex. There are many stories of frustration about competency program implementation.
Organizational leaders rebel at the amount of time taken to perform assessments, supervisors get frustrated determining who can really perform the work and wonder about the program’s value, and employees struggle to reach vague definitions of achievement.
Kent Nuttall presents a strategy to create competence and qualification structures that are simple while still differentiating personnel achievements. Competence and qualification programs, built on work outputs with simple structures, better clarify employee expectations and guide employee development strategies.
ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports: Performance Improvement, Coaching, Change Management
Speaker: Kent Nuttall is Principal Consultant for the Torch Solutions Group. He designs Lean Talent Development strategies with a focus on the "Missing Lean". During 30+ years in the talent development profession, he has incorporated strong front-end analysis techniques in Fortune 500 companies and medium-sized organizations at the point of growth, connecting talent development solutions to business results. He has developed curriculum and led teams in a wide range of industries, including telephony, nuclear energy, and oil and gas, and has successfully worked with leaders in all facets of organizations. His development activities span leadership and team building to technical skills.
He earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. He is a past president of ATD Houston. He earned his Certified Professional in Learning and Performance through ATD in 2006 and has supported the certification program through local mentoring and promotion. He serves in a leadership role with the Boy Scouts of America in Houston. In his spare time Kent has shared his facilitation and development skills with youth organizations.