Presentation on theme: "WMO Competency Standards: Development and Implementation Status"— Presentation transcript:
1 WMO Competency Standards: Development and Implementation Status Eumetcal Workshop June 2014Patrick Parrish, WMO Eduction and Training Office
2 Context for the changeWMO Congress Cg-XVI recommended that all technical commissions make definition of competency standards a high priorityWhy?Promotes high standards and consistency of serviceGuides resource allocation for capacity developmentHelps training to address true job needsincreases relevance, motivation, retention2
3 Training is a rare opportunity High costTime commitmentResource commitmentEach event should do all it can toward building competence
4 Technical Competencies What are Competencies?Competencies provide high level standard descriptions of job tasksMinimum requirements for knowledge, skills and behaviorsFocus on job tasks, NOT classifications or job titlesExist alongside processes and proceduresAre ongoing and evolve only slowlyTechnical CompetenciesTransferable SkillsCore Competencies
5 Competencies and Training Well-defined competencies are central to meeting organizational goalsOrganizational GoalsOrganizational ResourcesJob CompetenciesTraining NeedsTraining DeliveryRequirements flowTraining outcomes flow
6 Development processCompetency development is the responsibility of the service area (Observations, Marine, Aeronautical …), not TrainingTask teams are established by the WMO technical commissionsHigh level competencies approved by appropriate WMO technical commission after wide discussionDetailed Performance criteria/components and knowledge & skill requirements (second level) elaborate on the top level competencies as guidelinesMembers may select a subset of second level competencies for their own circumstances
7 Active competency efforts Technical Commisions responsible for developing qualifications and competencies in their domains of expertise (EC-62)Technical CommissionsTechnical ProgrammesCBSAll programmes under WWW Active areas are WIS, PWS, and Tropical Cyclones)CAeMAeronautical meteorologyCHyHydrology and water resourcesCCLClimateCIMOObservationsCAgMAgricultural meteorologyJCOMMMarine and oceanographyETR Office: Competencies for training providers. Also coordinates across TPs to develop competencies. EC Panel reviews.See updates at (under Training Activities)
8 AMF competencies An Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster, A. For the area and airspace of responsibility, B. In consideration of the impact of meteorological phenomena and parameters on aviation operations, and C. In compliance with aviation user requirements, international regulations, local proceduresand priorities,Should, in taking into account conditions A to C, have successfully completed the BIP-M and should be able to:Forecast aeronautical meteorological phenomena and parameters;Analyse and monitor continuously the weather situation;Warn of hazardous phenomena;Ensure the quality of meteorological information and services; andCommunicate meteorological information to internal and external users.
9 Marine competencies A marine weather forecaster (MWF) A. For the area of responsibility – refer WMO No: 558, Manual on Marine Meteorological Services, Volume 1 – Global Aspects and Volume II, Regional Aspects, B. in consideration of the impact of meteorological phenomena, variables and parameters on marine operations, and C. in compliance with marine user requirements, international regulations, local procedures and priorities,Should, in taking into account conditions A to C, have successfully completed the BIP-M and should be able to:Analyse and monitor continuously the marine weather situationForecast marine weather phenomena, variables and parametersWarn of hazardous phenomenaEnsure the quality of meteorological information and servicesCommunicate meteorological information to internal and external user
10 Competency implementation Competency assessmentCompetency-based trainingCompetency and quality management
11 Competency assessment Competency is demonstrated through careful assessment approachesAdapted from the CAeM Competency Assessment Toolkit:It is based on standards (the defined competencies) and the basis for certificationThe standards include details related to actual job tasksThe assessment is individual; no comparison to others.It judges whether one is competent or not yet competent.It is done, preferably, in real working situations - based on direct observation or simulations.It is an ongoing process rather than a snapshot.It is not directly related to the completion of specific training.It includes recognition of acquired competence through work experience.It contributes to the development of skills and abilities.
12 Competency-based training Training needs assessmentMeasure existing competency to determine learning needsCurriculum planningLearning outcomes and topics should relate to competenciesLearning should be active and practicalAssessment, documentation, and certificatesTraining should include assessment of gains in knowledge and skill during the trainingCompetencies to be addressed should be clearly stated in course announcements and syllabiCompetencies should be included in documentation and certificates provided for participants’ records
13 Competencies for providers of education and training ContextThe organizational context and priorities, and stakeholder requirements;The way in which internal and external training resources are used;The available resources (financial, human and technological), facilities and capabilities, and the organizational structures, policies and procedures;National and institutional legislation, rules and procedures.CompetenciesAnalyse the organizational context and manage the training processesIdentify learning needs and specify learning outcomesDetermine a learning solutionDesign and develop learning activities and resourcesDeliver training and manage the learning eventAssess learning and evaluate the learning process
14 WMO Guidelines for Trainers Support for implementation of trainer competencies, and for competency implementation in all areas
15 WMO Seminars for Trainers Provide increased focus on meeting the WMO Competencies for Providers of Education and TrainingOnline resources will become available for open use by othersWe encourage adaptation of the course