National Learning Competencies (NLCs)

The Alliance National Learning Competencies© (NLCs) are unique in the field of continuing education. Drawing upon the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition, the NLCs provide a staged approach to the development of proficiency and expertise in the continuing education profession. The eight Competency Areas represent different yet interconnected components that, taken together, form the foundation for excellence in the profession.

The NLCs are designed to describe the competencies (abilities) needed for success and to outline a professional development career path. Self-assessment and monitoring of performance in each of the eight Competency Areas supports continuing professional development (CPD). The NLCs will guide your professional performance, development, and career growth.

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