This website is for the State of Kansas Competency Model Project,
providing a succinct overview of the Kansas competencies project.
Leadership Development Final Report May 20, 1999. This includes an
overall discussion of leadership development and leadership competencies.
Group Three Competencies Final Report March 6, 2001. This provides
detailed information about their project and process. Of particular
interest are the rating scales they used to rate competencies that
contribute to success on the job and the process used to rank importance
of the competencies. These scales would be useful models for those
wanting to use focus groups or to design surveys.
Reskilling Information for Human Resource Professionals and Executive
Managers. This article includes a discussion of what competencies
This is a discussion of how to assess employee competencies, from
the State of Washington Workforce Planning Guide.
Service Commission of Canada
(comparable to US Office of Personnel Management)
This provides information on a PSC survey of organizations in Canada
to obtain information on developing competencies. The site has summary
results of the survey and different practices used by organizations
that developed their own competencies.
This is a human resources/competencies timeline starting with the
Romans and leading up to today.
This is a discussion of the difference between competencies and KSAOs.
Territory Government of Australia
Competency Based Assessment and Training
National Public Administration Competency Standards
Skills Standards Board (NSSB)
The National Skills Standards Board (NSSB) is a coalition of leaders
from business, labor, employee, education, community, and civil rights
organizations, created in 1994 to build a voluntary national system
of skill standards, assessment, and certification systems to enhance
the ability of the United States workforce to compete effectively
in a global economy. Though it does not provide management competencies,
it focuses on knowledge skills and abilities needed in a broad range
of employment areas categorized by manufacturing and service industries.