An Introduction to Competence Management

  • Nov. 24, 2020
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Online Event

There are many reasons that a company may implement a Competence Management System (CMS). Some common reasons include tracking health and safety standards, staff operations, competencies and training. 

This presentation will give a brief overview into the origins and benefits of modern competence programs, the basic steps to implement them, as well as  common challenges to be expected in the workplace.

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A NAIT Alumni Lifelong Learning presentation

This presentation is part of the NAIT Alumni Lifelong Learning series and is free to all NAIT alumni. You must register to attend and to receive an email 2-3 days before the event with instructions to access this online presentation.

About the presenter

Kevin Whelan (Engineering Design and Drafting Technology '92) is passionate about inspiring leadership and reducing inefficiencies in organizations and this is how he aims to transform every place he works. In his current role as a facilitator at NAIT, he guides students through learning how to implement Competence Management systems as well as how to become efficient and effective people-centred project managers.

He backs up his teaching excellence with over 25 years of industry experience in manufacturing and operations roles in the petroleum and automotive industries. He has been certified as a qualified competence assessor through OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization), he is also a Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute, a certified Scrum Master (CSM®), a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), has a Teaching Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Alberta and has been certified in Lean from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.