MARCH 2016 DAI SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
Through the DAI Solutions Advisor we give our readers a snapshot of life at DAI Solutions. We include industry insight from our consultants and leaders, and news and happenings within our company. This month you can learn about using competency modeling to improve your workforce, and how a resource center can be a powerful tool to improve your corporate university. Take a moment, and take a look at this month’s DAI Solutions Advisor.
CREATING A CULTURE OF LEARNING
While some professionals are working on new degrees and certifications, many of us―who are long past our cap and gown days―may not consider ourselves students anymore. In reality, we’re learning all the time: reading articles, talking to colleagues, retweeting, leaving comments, listening to podcasts…the amount of information we absorb is incredible. How can your organization create a culture of learning to grow employees and meet your mission? STEP 1: INVEST Identify the current and potential subject matter expertise that is brewing in your workplace. Survey employees and find out more about the business topics that interest them, regardless of their role in the organization. Match up the experts with the novices in peer learning groups. Depending on your workforce’s needs, bring in indus ...
CHARMAINE SMITH JOINS DAI SOLUTIONS
We’re excited to welcome Charmaine Smith to the DAI Solutions Team! Charmaine joins our team as a Management Consultant. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Texas-San Antonio and an A.A. in Aviation Management. Her previous professional experience includes eight years of military service where she managed various change management initiatives, organizational development interventions, and facilitated process improvement events to enhance strategic alignment.
COMPETENCY MODELING AND YOU: HOW A WELL-DEVELOPED COMPETENCY MODEL FITS INTO YOUR WORKFORCE PLAN
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strategic workforce plan
What will your organization look like in five years? In ten? What knowledge, skills and abilities must each of your employees demonstrate to ensure your organization’s future success? Which employees should lead the charge to that success, and what will it take for them to develop leadership traits? Having answers to these questions is critical when your organization is planning for the future. Developing a strategic workforce plan—a blueprint of your organization’s future—begins with establishing overarching goals and then working backwards to define a path to success. A strategic workforce plan includes the identification of the skills your workforce will need in order to reach your organization’s goals. These skills are commonly identified as competencies. What are competencies? Accordi ...
WELCOME TO DAI SOLUTIONS
We’re excited to welcome Karin Meadows to the DAI Solutions Team! Karin joins DAI Solutions as a Communications Consultant. She has over 20 years of communications, consulting, marketing, writing, editing and project management experience. Over the years, she has worked with both commercial and federal clients and has been a member of the press. Karin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama.