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Preparing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow: Evolution of L&D

  • January 12, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual Conference Bridge


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Session Details

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun and the stakes are high for businesses, workers, and society as a whole.  The very concept of work is being redefined as different generations enter and exit the workforce.  Digital technologies are demanding that employees acquire new skills to adapt to new ways of working.  Otherwise, they’ll get left behind.  L&D leaders now have a call to action: ensure employees are relevant and adaptable so they can rise to the challenge of this new revolution. 

The task may seem daunting but here’s the good news: drawing on insights from the disruptive technology landscape over the past 20 years, we can proactively address the complex workforce challenges we face. There may never have been a better opportunity to get ahead of this issue. And never a greater risk of inaction.  Our directive is clear – Prepare the future workforce.  Now.

Drawing on theory and research, this session will focus on helping you prepare and take action for the future workforce development.  Keith will discuss the concept of building the connected learner, share actionable advice on ways you can identify the skills needed for the future in your organization, and how to foster a learning culture that will motivate employees to develop those skills.  

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • Learning Objectives/Session Takeaways:

  • Insights into the current state of our industry and ways L&D needs to evolve to meet the needs of the future workforce learner

  • Strategies L&D leaders should consider following to enable future workforce learners for success

  • Key core competencies and skills we should be looking for in our future workforce

About Our Speaker - Keith Keating

With a career spanning over 20 years in L&D, Keith Keating is a workforce futurist, design thinking practitioner, and learning and development thought leader. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Keith partners with Fortune 500 clients, helping them tap into understanding and resolving unmet customer and employee needs, with a keen passion for preparing talent for the future of work.


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