576 Competences In Public Administration

576 Competences In Public Administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: proffesional elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other study activities: 118
  • Individual work: 60
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Janez Stare, PhD


1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • The concept of competence
  • Competences and HRM
  • Competences and organizational practice
  • Taxonomy of competence
  • Competence models
  • Competences in relation to HRM subsystems
  • Competence management as a basis for strategic HRM
  • Development of competence model
  • Introduction of competence
  • Competence management
  • Special features of competece model in public administration
  • Competence models in public administration

2. Readings

    • Spencer Lyle M., Spencer Signe M.: Competence at Work: Models for Superior Performance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, Chichester, Bisbane, Toronto, Singapore, 1993.
    • Nunes Francisco, Martins Luis, Duarte Henrique: Competency management in EU public administrations. Survey commissioned by the Portuguese EU-Presidency. EUPAN - Human Resources Working Group. December, 2007.Horton Sylvia, Hondeghem Annie, Farnham David (Editors): Competency management in the Public sector. EGPA Monograph, IIAS-EGPA, 2002.
    • North Klaus, Reinhardt Kai: Kompetenzmanagement in der Praxis - Mitarbeiterkompetenzen systematisch identifizieren, nutzen und entwickeln. Gabler, Wiesbaden, 2005
    • Pezdirc Marija Sonja (urednik): Kompetence v kadrovski praksi. GV Izobraževanje, Ljubljana, 2005. 

    3. Objectives and competences

    Student will:

    • understand the concept and importance of competencies
    • identify the factors creating competence model
    • identify the competency model
    • present the typical concept of competence in public administration.


    • the ability to define specific elements of competences
    • understanding the role of competences in HRM system
    • the ability to develop a self-competence model
    • the ability to evaluate competency.


    4. Intended learning outcomes:

    Student understands the importance of competence in HRM system, in organization and in public administration.They identify different concepts of competence and competence factors in  designing competence models. They consider competences in  strategic HRM.


    5. Learning and teaching methods:

    • lecture
    • practical work
    • coursework
    • (group) presentation
    • case study
    • e-learning 


    6. Assessment

    • Active participation (lectures, e-learning, forum, ..) 30%
    • Presentation of seminar (course work, project work) 30%
    • Written or oral exam 40%

    Final assessment of the course is the sum of the time commitments (oral exam, written exam) and other partial estimates of commitments for this period.