Competency Development

High performing organizations require their employees not only to think about what they do but also consider how they do it. Behaviors are now widely recognized to be just as important as technical skills, and leadership competencies underpin key HR activities in almost all Fortune 100 companies. 

Our approach starts with a deep dive into the vision, people and culture within an organization. Through a structured process, we consult with your organization efficiently to understand which behaviors will drive performance, support an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and deliver your vision. We then help you communicate and embed the Competency Framework in a way that will ensures it is well received, understood, widely implemented, and effective in the long term.

We will agree on guiding principles for a Competency Framework that makes sense for your organization and may include:

  • Simple, transparent and aligned across levels.
  • Specific and tangible indicators aligned to each level in your organization.
  • Language that makes sense to everyone.
  • Embedded in key people activities and processes.


The Competency Framework will:

  • Come from your organization; your team will have a sense of ownership.
  • Use language that reinforces the right culture and an inclusive atmosphere.
  • Provide a solid framework for all key Talent activities and processes: 
  • Performance management.
    • Recruiting and Selection.
    • Performance Management.
    • Leadership Development.
    • Succession Planning.
    • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce.
  • Be transparent and aligned throughout the organization.
  • Enable measurement of behavior change for individuals, teams and your organization.