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Competency Framework for Quebec Elected Municipal Officials
Knowing their competency profile, created in 2001, needed major updates and changes, the UMQ asked themselves:
“Which competencies are most relevant for elected officials to effectively carry out their mandate in 2020 and the future?”
Updating their competency framework would serve as the basis for redefining the training programs, evaluation and recruitment of elected officials in Quebec and effectively position the province to adapt to the future challenges and needs of its citizens.
CLIENT: Union of Municipalities of Quebec (UMQ)
Delivery: Competency Framework
- Designed the co-creation process in collaboration with UMQ.
- Build the capacity of UMQ’s training division for co-creation. by integrating them into the design and hosting processes.
- Research on international competency frameworks to widen our perspective of the skills needed to effectively lead and navigate future challenges as elected officials while embracing the socio-ecological transition.
- Host 5 co-creation sessions to clarify and validate the intention, competencies and good governance principles added to the framework.
- Visual thinking practices were used to support participants as they entered into complexity, and capture the evolution of the profile in different stages of the process.
A radically progressive and future-oriented competency framework that includes:
- 3 areas of expertise;
- 15 competencies;
- 10 principles of good governance .
Learning loop; the UMQ training team learned:
- how to conduct moments of check-in and check-out in service of specific meeting outcomes;
- tools and processes to engage people in collaboration rather than present information for feedback;
- the power of trusting the collective intelligence of the members and community.