Designing Competency Model Based on Succession Planning Approach for Educational Managers of 7 Districts of Mashhad Ministry of Education

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate of Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabour, Iran

2 Department of Management and Faculty Member, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

3 Department of Statistics, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabour, Iran

4 Department of Philosophy of Education, Islamic Azad University, Bardsakan, Iran



This research was an applied research using mixed method design. In the qualitative approach, Delphi method is used by referring to 20 academic and educational experts selected by purposeful method. In this study, 381 participants were selected by stratified sampling method with appropriate allocation. Face validity is used for validation. Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient was higher than 0.8, indicating high reliability of the research instrument. The results identified 4 dimensions including; individual, communicative, organizational, professional, and 32 components for competency model of Mashhad 7 districts educational managers. Also, the communicative dimension and conceptual skill were determined as the most important ones. It was also revealed that the confirmed succession planning model of educational managers of 7 districts of Mashhad Ministry of Education involved three dimensions of volunteer evaluation, volunteer training and assessment of effectiveness with 6 components. Volunteer training dimension and individual performance evaluation and process components are of utmost importance. In competency model of Mashhad 7 districts educational managers based on a succession planning approach, competency plays an important role of 58% in succession planning.


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