Competency Model Development

Working within the Medical Affairs component or directly with dedicated medical excellence teams, SSI Strategy can help develop and implement comprehensive solutions for competency modeling and training support. Our goal is to ensure that your Medical Affairs team has all the tools necessary for success. 

SSI can tailor an organizationally compliant model to establish a transparent blueprint for job expectations, performance evaluations, advancement paths, and skill development. A robust competency model ensures behaviors match your business strategy and establishes a performance-driven culture.

SSI's significant industry experience and unique business model of pairing our medical doctors with business consultants allows more meaningful dialogue with your team. Specialized programs and training methods help mature competencies and optimize talent across the scope of your entire team. Our platform offers employees the framework they need to develop professionally in their current roles, as well as, the information and resources to prepare for future roles.

Key Components of Competency Model Development

Employee Development

Performance Driven Culture

Organization Wide Alignment

Integrated Training Programs

Outlining employee development and career paths establishes clear paths for professional growth and career advancement for employees.

Focus on developing a model that encourages continuous personal development and establishes a high functioning ambitious team and ultimately a performance driven culture. 

Organization-wide alignment on success criteria establishes agreement on how to measure success across a variety of different roles. 

Integrated performance management and training programs give employees the rubric and tools to develop competencies as they relate to their current and future roles. 

+ Employee Development

Outlining employee development and career paths establishes clear paths for professional growth and career advancement for employees.

+ Performance Driven Culture

Focus on developing a model that encourages continuous personal development and establishes a high functioning ambitious team and ultimately a performance driven culture. 

+ Organization Wide Alignment

Organization-wide alignment on success criteria establishes agreement on how to measure success across a variety of different roles. 

+ Integrated Training Programs

Integrated performance management and training programs give employees the rubric and tools to develop competencies as they relate to their current and future roles. 

SSI's Approach to Competency Model Development

SSI works to identify and illustrate, by primary focus area, key competency clusters as well as dozens of individual competencies relevant to task proficiency or job function. By grouping individual competencies by professional cluster, management can easily identify and address specific needs relevant to the organization's current and future Medical Affairs initiatives. 

Change management and communications span the entire process to ensure alignment and transparency throughout the development and implementation of an initiative.

Individual proficiencies are developed through carefully selected tactics chosen to align with organizational goals and resources. Tactics such as live-training workshops, mentoring, and e-learning are supplemented with Q&A support, digital libraries, curated content and expertly tailored resource materials. Tactics and resources combine to become training modules. Modules are designed to provide the tools and training necessary to gain professional competency within specific tasks or functions of a Medical Affairs component of an organization. 

Competency Model Implementation

SSI offers organizational support throughout the development and implementation of a professional competency model. Recognizing the difference in challenges between organizations, support varies by need, from helping develop rubrics necessary to identify training gaps to tailoring illustrative competency definitions that drive universal understanding across the organization by enumerating proficiency with clarity and detail.

SSI Strategy offers a robust and comprehensive catalog of web and classroom-based trainings and can utilize this robust curriculum of resources to support new or augment existing training platforms within an organization. Ultimately each implementation of a Medical Affairs competency model is a bespoke solution deeply integrated with operational objectives as well as industry best practice. 

Alignment

  • Access current competency tools/models
  • Interview key stakeholders
  • Needs analysis

Development

  • Create resources / materials
  • Align tools / training with resources
  • Validate models

Training

  • Develop training materials
  • Conduct competency model workshops
  • Train competency model champions

Implement/Deploy

  • Integrate resources to support management tools and processes
  • Deploy integrated model training modules and tools
  • Conduct competency model roadshow to socialize across the organization