OEB Plus PLU62
OEB PLUS: The Future of Work and the Future of Learning
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time – Room Knight
We live in times of unprecedented technological change and rapid global expansion, two massive shifting forces that together are transforming what work will look like in the future when anything mentally or physically routine or predictable can and will be replaced by automation. We have to update our human operating system to integrate new contextual references and frameworks. The Future of Work and the Future of Learning are inextricably linked. Join this session to hear more about the practice and thinking of keynote speaker Heather McGowan and walk away with ideas on how we can all start “updating” today.
Internationally Recognized Expert on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning, USA
Heather McGowan works at the intersection of the future of work and the future of learning advising education and business leaders to most effectively prepare for rapid and disruptive changes in learning, work, and society.
Accelerating disruptive cycles in industry, with rising automation and rapid adoption and scaling of technology, are making traditional jobs frameworks obsolete and demanding new and adaptive skill sets of workers.
In higher education, McGowan advises presidents and senior leaders to develop students’ agile learning mindset in order to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist. McGowan also guides corporate executives to re-think and re-frame their business models, and their understanding of team and organizational structures, to be resilient and successful in changing markets.
Her corporate clients range from start-ups like publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies, including Autodesk and BD Medical. She is the co-author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate (Pearson) and is writing a book on the future of work due out in 2018.
McGowan speaks internationally on the future of work and the future of learning. For more information visit www.heathermcgowan.com.