404 Emerging Skills for L&D to Enable the Future of Work
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 25
Management and Strategy
The world is gripped by accelerated change, and the need to learn and adapt is taking center stage; yet ironically, L&D professionals continue to struggle for relevance and impact. Instead of being sought-after business partners, practitioners are often marginalized as order-takers for narrow training solutions. The challenge is one of urgent relevance as L&D must quickly learn and adapt to better enable the future of work.
This session first identifies key trends in the future of work that will impact you and your organization. Next, it outlines strategies that you can prioritize to enable people amid those trends. Finally, it highlights emerging skill clusters that you and your team require to address these challenges and stay relevant. A must for L&D professionals wanting to boost their value by adopting emerging, in-demand skills, the session will highlight practical strategies to upskill and experiment in these domains. Topics include approaches to effectively contextualize, combine, and develop capability in design thinking, data literacy, marketing, systems design, and performance consulting.
In this session, you will learn:
- About four key trends influencing the future of work
- Priority L&D strategies to enable people in that future
- About the centrality of experience design, continuous learning, and data moving forward
- About priority skill clusters to develop in yourself and your team
- About the particular competitive edge of combining design thinking and data analytical mindsets
- Simple next steps to begin upskilling yourself and your team in various skill clusters
Designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Blended learning, performance ecosystems, data, and xAPI.
Arun Pradhan is the founder of Learn2LearnApp.com, an enterprise solution for learning agility, and the performance strategist for DeakinCo, a leading provider of blended learning solutions. He has taken the lead creative role in delivering learning campaigns and performance ecosystems to Australia’s largest banks, telcos, and retailers. Arun was awarded Australia’s Learning Professional of the Year Award by the Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD) in 2017 and the Award for Individual Excellence by the Australian eLearning Industry Association in 2015. Arun’s areas of specialization include using design thinking for performance solutions and enabling learning agility in organizations and people.