The Competency-Change Connection

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WebJunction has put a lot of effort into defining competencies for librarians and library staff, but there is a key set of competencies that surmount all others: the competencies of change.

WebJunction has put a lot of effort into defining competencies for librarians and library staff, but there is a key set of competencies that surmount all others: the competencies of change.

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  • 1. The Competency-Change Connection Betha Gutsche WebJunction Curriculum Developer July 27, 2008
  • 2. Good Morning! Photo by Orange County Girl : http://flickr.com/photos/hollyclark/1006809523/ /
  • 3. Competencies Competencies are foundational Workforce planning Recruiting Skills gap analysis Staff training & onboarding Performance management Succession planning
  • 4. Competencies at WebJunction Public Access Computing the Index Course gaps Focus on competencies to sustain & maintain public computers Looking at the rest of library practice & service
  • 5. be c urious Photo by freeparking : http://flickr.com/photos/freeparking/480863346/
  • 6. put your H eart into your work Photo by naama: http://flickr.com/photos/naama/26197865/
  • 7. take A ction Photo by www.viajar24h.com-202 : http://flickr.com/photos/soschilds/374378180/
  • 8. N ix the negativity Photo by duncan: http://flickr.com/photos/duncan/11298374/
  • 9. set realistic G oals for yourself Photo by Kevin Steele : http://flickr.com/photos/kevinsteele/267451343/
  • 10. E xchange knowledge freely
  • 11. be C urious put your H eart into your work take A ction N ix the negativity set realistic G oals for yourself E xchange knowledge freely
  • 12.
    • What is the opposite of competent?
    • incompetent
  • 13. Competencies Training Change S kills Teach to KSAs No Change + Engagement & Involvement K nowledge A ttitude
  • 14.
    • “ If you change the conversation, you change the culture. ”
    • -Peter Block, designedLearning.com
  • 15.
    • Use as framework for storytelling
    • Focus on outcomes
    • Match specific workplace challenges to competencies
    • Collect examples of positive outcomes
    Competencies for cultural change
  • 16.
    • Think of an aspect of your library culture that you’d like to change
    • Share your change desires with your group
    • Each group focus on one cultural change
    • Identify the competencies associated with the change
    • Tell a story (or stories) that exemplify the competencies
    Competency-based stories
  • 17. Propagate success stories Photo by NMC Second Life: http://flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/397664108/
  • 18. Contact me: Betha Gutsche [email_address] 206.273.7571 http://cebuzz.wordpress.com/