Interactive Breakout Session ACC13
Workforce Training and Professional Development for an Ageing Population
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time – Room Rook
Although the importance of lifelong learning is increasing, along with the average age of workers in many societies as well, older workers may not participate in learning and development activities as much as younger workers. This session with opening keynote speaker Abigail Trafford aims to explore factors that may contribute to this age effect. Is it a decline in self-confidence for career-relevant learning and skill development with age? Or is ageism in organisational settings the cause of lower participation in workplace learning? Are there specific methods and tools for engagement available? Join this session and leave with ideas for managing the talent of older workers in your organisation or institution.
Author and Leader in the Movement to Fight Ageism, USA
Abigail Trafford, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, focusses on longevity and the impact of longer—healthier—lives on society and politics. A former columnist and health editor at The Washington Post, she was a journalism fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and the International Longevity Center in New York, and a visiting scholar at the Center on Longevity at Stanford University. The author of Crazy Time, My Time and As Time Goes By, she lives in Boston, MA.