Global Competency Focus
"We've tried everything!" These are words you'll hear from your OD clients who are struggling to effectively address societal challenges or scale their ability to help constituents. Societal Gamechangers are precisely the type of practitioners that are needed, as they take a highly consultative approach. They come alive through work that entails sensing and helping others understand challenges and opportunities through brand new conceptual frameworks. They often accomplish this through a broad range of OD applications that focus on improving the quality and outcomes of strategic dialogue. Societal Gamechangers also find joy in keeping their eyes open for new ways to include and elevate the perspectives of stakeholders who are often forgotten or traditionally marginalized.
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