shrug-l: Breaking News: URISA's Geospatial Management Competency Model Accepted by U.S. Department of Labor

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Wed Aug 22 10:34:19 EDT 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)
has incorporated URISA's Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) in
its Competency Model Clearinghouse
( This endorsement follows a
year-long effort to draft the GMCM by a task force of 18 contributors and a
public review process that attracted 100 comments. 


Of the 20 industries that have published competency models, the Geospatial
industry is the first to have specified management competencies.  Dr.
Jennifer Troke of DOLETA's Office of Workforce Investment called the GMCM "a
groundbreaking accomplishment."


Competency models are used to guide individual professional development, to
help people move up or over in an organization or industry, to help
educators and trainers develop curricula that address workforce needs, to
inform development of interview protocols, as requirements for professional
certification, and as criteria for academic program accreditation and


Special thanks to URISA Board Member, David DiBiase, and all of the
contributors, for moving this forward. What a great achievement!


Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
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