The ASTD Competency Model was meticulously researched and validated. This chapter looks at practical applications of the Model.
The Foundational Competencies and AOEs defined in this report pinpoint the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors that are critical for training and development professionals. However, the real value of the Model is realized in its application.
Training and development professionals need to work within their organizations to incorporate the Foundational Competencies and AOEs into their own human resource (HR) systems to: