The Customizing Competency Models Through Convening Guide provides a variety of resources, ready-to-use tools, and examples of successful regional partnerships all in one place to help as you engage in the process of convening partners to customize a competency model.  In 2020, the Guide was updated to include even more resources, including a new sample agenda and a tip sheet for maintaining momentum.

While there is no single way to customize a competency model, this Guide provides a simple approach that can be used across industries and regions.


Content in this Guide is divided into three phases:

  • Phase I: Building Data
  • Phase II: Convening Employers and Partners
  • Phase III: Selecting a Post-Convening Path

For further information about competency models and to connect with a community of competency model users, join the U.S. DOL Competency Model Peer Learning Group.