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Competency Management

IHRDC has a broad and diverse range of practical expertise in implementing our Competency Management System for different types and sizes of energy companies across the globe. We offer a complete learning solution, from assessment and assurance through blended development opportunities that will drive your talent management strategy.

CMS Online | IHRDC’s Learning Platform

Our proprietary competency management software, assessment, learning, and reporting software incorporates the entire process into one system. It includes data from building competency models, employee, supervisor, and qualified assessor assessments, to individual learning plans and training results. This solution integrates e-Learning, microlearning, and virtual programs.

Competency Library

Our competency content library is the broadest industry-standard set of competency models available in the oil and gas industry. These models are also widely used in other industries including power, marine, airport, and banking. Whether you use them off the shelf or customize them for your organization, our database is the place to start.

Consulting Services

Our dedicated team of competency specialists and discipline experts provide a range of competency project-related services. They include project management, competency model development and customization, candidate assessments, assessor and verifier training, and more. We’ll help you integrate our competency management program into your talent management system.

Integrating Competencies to Navigate the Talent Crisis

Studies show that global organizations in the oil and gas industry face a growing shortage of talent. As new technologies emerge and firms increase their global expansion efforts, finding the right people, with the right skills is every organization’s concern. The industry’s tight labor market for highly skilled and highly trained individuals means firms need to take a holistic approach to attracting, developing, and retaining employees. Our research paper outlines the importance of competency creation, implementation, and best practices, and illustrates how you can use our Competency Management System to meet your talent management needs.
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Professional Affiliations

IHRDC has partnered with industry-leading professional societies to create internationally benchmarked competency models, deliver internationally recognized vocational qualifications, and obtain approval of our competency assurance system.

Additional Resources


Watch our informative Competency Management webinars to learn how to put IHRDC’s capabilities to work for your organization.


Access our downloadable PDF brochures on Competency Management products, position papers and articles to help you choose the right solution. 

All About Competency

This video series provides case studies, illustrations and insights from the field to explain the most effective ways for companies to measure, track, and improve the competency of their employees. The series is hosted by Brad Donohue, VP of Competency Development at IHRDC, who taps his 17 years of experience helping clients around the world solve their workforce competency problems to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – in this critical area of talent management.

Introduction to Competency

What is Competency?

Compliance vs Competency

Learning Pathways

IHRDC’s Pathways enable learners to progress in their training from foundational industry knowledge, to generalized functional training, and finally to industry segment-specific learning. By following these plans, learners can achieve the required level of competency to better perform their jobs.