COMPETENCY BASED TRAININGMichigan Department of Community Health OPHPTechnical Advisory Committee
Rosemarie Rowney, MPH RNDirector of TrainingFebruary 9, 2004
What is a competency?An extension of the agencies general vision A complex combinationKnowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)Demonstrated by organizations membersCritical to effective and efficient function of an organization
Nelson, Essien, Latoff and Wiesner (1997)
How can they be used?Update/revise job descriptionNew employee orientationEmployee trainingSelf assessmentam I able to?
Where do I find competencies?Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, Core Competencies for Public Health Workers, May 2001.http://www.trainingfinder.org/competencies
CDC and Columbia University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy, Bioterrorism and Emergency Readiness: Competencies for all Public Health Workers, November 2002.www.nursing.hs.columbia.edu
Clinician Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Bioterrorism http://www.nursing.hs.columbia.edu/institute-centers/chphsr/clincomp.html
How do you use competencies?CompetenciesObjectivesContentTeaching methods
How do you use the pyramid?Technical/ Knowledgeable
What is the level of mastery?
Individuals are able to. . .
Synthesize, critique, or teachApply and describe the skillIdentify the concept or skill, but limited ability to perform the skill
How do you write objectives?
Skilled/ ProficientTechnical/ KnowledgeableAwarenessassess, apply, evaluate, integrate, illustrateanalyze, detect, identify, distinguish, classifydefine, be familiar with, understand, recognize
Course Design and Development: StepsUtilize previous needs assessment findings
Identify target audience 45 local health departments and MDCHOther
Identify course faculty AcademicsPublic health practitioners
Convene curriculum subcommittee, including faculty, staff and target audience
Course Design and Development: StepsIdentify competencies for each training
Create objectives from competencies and needs assessment to develop training content
Determine teaching methods based on objectives and adult learning principals
Finalize course logistics (location, time, date, registration, marketing, CEUs)
Develop evaluation instrument