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Humanity Hawk

Global Competency Focus


Humanity Hawks bring numerous gifts to clients who wish to serve the betterment of society. Some of their greatest gifts include their long-term vision and strategic precision. Using classic diagnostic approaches to change, Humanity Hawks feel a great sense of satisfaction when pinpointing problems and capturing opportunities that their client is struggling with. Rather than mastering a wide variety of OD skills and abilities they are likely to enjoy deepening a client's abilities in just a few essential areas that make them better at achieving specific aims. They can also rise above the traditional OD career title and can serve a wide variety of roles including talent development, training, and coaching. A Humanity Hawk's vision also allows them to see multiple opportunities for employment, in organizations that work to improve K-12 education, environmental conservation, government services, social enterprise and charity organizations, as well as Non-Profit organizations, NGOs, and community service and development organizations.

Prioritize your Learning, Research, Stretch-Assignments, and Mentors!

The OD Network's Global Competency Framework is what is known as a a "full-spectrum" approach to OD skill development. Though it may be ideal for some people, not ever practitioner will be interested (or compelled by their job requirements) to learn all of these competencies. 


To help prioritize your OD professional development in a way that is most meaningful, practical, and economical, utilize this illustration to chart learning journey. Start with the competency cluster next to the number 1, and then move onto 2, 3, and so on.

Pay particularly careful attention to competency areas marked by stars,  as they are more likely to be appealing and useful to you given your preferences.

The Global Competency Framework also contains numerous "OD Specializations" you may choose to develop. We've studied the relevance of each of these specializations for jobs that match your preference. 

To prioritize your development it is always best to speak with a career coach to make sure that your development aligns your vision, mission, strengths and interests with real OD career opportunities.


Generally, however, we suggest starting at the top of the list and then working your way down. Anything above 80% may be considered an essential specialization for your preference..


Anything between 50- 79% should be considered an important specialization for careers that match your preference. Anything below 50% is can be helpful but not

Specialization Relevance
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