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The A – Z of Competency Frameworks: from Theory to Implementation
Move HR A Giant Step Forward By Learning How To Design, Evaluate And Implement A Competency Framework In Your Organisation
12 – 15 November 2017
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE

There are two types of organisations: those with a competency framework and those who are going to introduce a competency framework. Whether you are about to review or amend your competency framework or if you are planning to introduce a competency framework, this course is for you.

Being tasked with introducing competencies into your organisation can seem at times like a mission impossible! This highly informative and interactive course will give you the tools, models, knowledge and understanding to be able to effectively design, build and implement a competency framework in your organisation. Based on "best-in-class" experiences you will be able to implement a competency framework that contributes to your organisation's strategy and long term success.

You will also identify issues that allow you to make an informed decision regarding the implications for successful implementation.

Course Content
  • Why introduce a competency framework?
  • Designing a competency framework
  • Preparing to implement
  • Implementation
Who Should Attend
  • HR Directors/Managers/Officers/Specialists
  • Career Development Analysts/Officers/Specialists/ Coordinators
  • Training and Development Directors
  • Talent Managers
  • Human Resource Development Directors
  • Heads of Organisational Development and Training
  • Management Development Officers
  • Career and Succession Planning Managers/Specialists
  • Quality and Development Managers
  • Personnel and Administration Managers
Benefits Of Attending
  1. Develop and define competencies that are a valuable management tool providing a common language and framework for understanding your organisation’s performance
  2. Gain top management commitment to the framework, ensure that it is based on the mission, vision, values and strategy of your organisation, and then communicate it effectively
  3. Learn how to implement the competency framework, using it to build a linked and cohesive suite of critical HR processes and discover how to overcome common implementation pitfalls
  4. Explore common implementation challenges and discover how to overcome common pitfalls to ensure smooth implementation

    Paul Walsh
    Managing Director
    PJW Training, Cyprus

    Paul Walsh is a professional Human Resources Trainer, Consultant and Practitioner with over 20 years' experience in the GCC, MENA and Asia.

    He currently mixes his consultancy work with lectures at Further and Higher Education Colleges and Universities in the UK.

    Well known in the Gulf region; his unique experience in Human Resources, Finance and Operations ensures he brings real practical examples and a wealth of experience to his HR courses on talent management, recruitment, competencies, training and development, performance management, HR budgeting, and manpower planning.

    He has also undertaken consultancy work in Qatar, Pakistan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt. He has worked with clients in the oil & gas, banking, telecommunications, retail, construction, and automotive sectors.

    Based in Kuwait and Oman for 10 years, Paul now runs his own consultancy, specialising in HR, Finance and Leadership.

    He also spends time teaching adults with learning difficulties, basic business, and retail skills.

    Paul has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Lancaster University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Training from the University of Huddersfield as well as a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from Trinity College, London.

    The Address, Dubai Marina


    The Address Dubai Marina
    Dubai Marina
    P.O. Box 32923, Dubai, UAE
    T: +971 4 4367777
    F: +971 4 4367788

    click here for directions

    Standing tall in the heart of one of Dubai's most vibrant neighbourhoods, where crystal waters shimmer against modern architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, The Address Dubai Marina is a haven for the discerning traveller.

    With 200 luxurious rooms, five superb restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, spectacular infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities, The Address Dubai Marina will keep you refreshed and inspired.

    Perfectly situated for your business needs, The Address Dubai Marina is just a short ride away from Dubai Media and Internet Cities, Knowledge Village, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and within walking distance from the metro station.

    And what is business without a little fun? With the white sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf just a stroll away, and the hotel's direct link to the stylish Dubai Marina Mall, The Address Dubai Marina gives you every reason to extend your stay and unwind.


    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Date Course Fee Before
3 September 2017
Course Fee Before
8 October 2017
Final Fee
12 – 15 November 2017
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on

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