Spotlight Stage SPL228
Social Validation, the End of the "Diploma Paradigm" - With Jef Staes
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time – Room Potsdam III
Today’s educational system rewards discipline and intelligence with a diploma. Because of this paralysing ‘design error’, passion for talents is not recognized nor rewarded. As a result, the world is moving to a new paradigm for the validation of competences. Competences of passionate and talented people will be ‘social validated’ by their learning and doing networks. This will kill the value of diploma’s. Welcome to the reinvention of ‘guilds’.
Red Monkey, Belgium
Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority and thought leader on learning processes, innovation and culture change. With decennia of professional experience, he currently assists CEO’s and managers to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market. Jef does not shy away from confrontation! With a vast range of new insights and metaphors, he illustrates why managers and policymakers often reach the wrong decisions and even obstruct change processes.
Jef answers a crucial question: “Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes.
He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker and author. His story is a guaranteed eye-opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with.