Competencies are defined as the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that individuals need to be able to contribute to the successful implementation of a Title X or TPP project. Defining staff competencies is an essential part of an effective training and technical assistance program. Competencies are defined at the level of individual staff. It is not the expectation that every single individual working on a project requires the same level of competence or competence in all areas; however, the sum total of individuals working on a project needs a high level of competency in all areas to implement a successful project.