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ASTD Hand Book for Workplace Learning Professionals by Elaine Biech

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aChapter 46 Competencies: The Foundation of Our Profession
Richard S. Wellins and William J. Rothwell

In This Chapter

  • Learn what competencies are and why they are important
  • Get an overview of ASTD's most recent competency model
  • Learn how to apply competency models to benefit you as an individual as well as to support your organization

ASTD has historically taken the lead to define the field and pinpoint the roles, competencies, work outputs, and quality standards necessary for success in the field. That historic role has been demonstrated through a series of ASTD-sponsored competency studies. But why are competency studies important? What ...

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