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Capability development

"Capability incorporates the skills, knowledge and attitudes that a person brings to their work. It includes technical, business, personal and professional expertise which can be developed by formal and informal learning, observation, mentoring, guidance, feedback, lifelong experience and reflection."
Queensland Public Service, Capability and Leadership Framework, 2010

Why capability development?

Capability development is a critical component of the Developing Performance process. Determining capabilities requiring development within current roles and to progress career aspirations, as well as negotiating effective ways to develop these capabilities, ensures the process is meaningful and worthwhile.

Linking capability development to performance goals

To ensure a good return on investment for the time and budget invested in capability development, options must be clearly linked to the performance and development goals in a Developing Performance plan.

Consider these questions when choosing capability development options:

Capability development programs

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This page was last reviewed on 12 May 2016

How can development be most effective?

Research undertaken by Lombardo and Eichinger about the most effective development suggests that:

Lombardo and Eichinger 2003, Leadership Machine

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