Chapter 3Social Change Competencies

In this chapter we summarize ten core social change competencies and the steps you will use to create organizational specific sub-competencies. We define social change competencies and describe why competencies are important.

What Are Competencies and Why Are They Important?

Competencies aren't sexy, but they are crucial for ensuring success in a social change organization. They are popular in the human resources management profession and important for all employees and volunteers to understand. Extensive research has been conducted on the benefits of using competencies to assess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed within a job (Pynes, 2009; Shippmann et al., 2000). The use ...

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