Devin Fidler, Institute for the Future
Workforce 2020: Are You Ready?
The world is changing rapidly, and workers at all levels will need new skills and competencies for success.
The Institute for the Future has identified six disruptive forces that are the key drivers of change: extreme longevity, the rise of smart machines and systems, a computational world, new media technology, super-structured organizations, and a globally connected world.
These drivers will require workers of the future to hone their skills in ten competency areas, including social intelligence, computational thinking, adaptive thinking and cross-cultural competency. Individuals will need to demonstrate competence in all ten of the skills and organizations will look for employees who are adaptable, lifelong learners. Click here for a sneak preview of the day.
Devin Fidler, research director at IFTF, will discuss the six drivers of change and the ten skills for the future workforce, and implications for human resources and organizational development executives. Fidler focuses on applying foresight to organizational strategy, with an emphasis on the impacts of emerging technologies and shifting business models. He sees organizations as systems designed to activate know-how in the right places and at the right times. From this perspective, he argues that in a post-globalization world, all management is knowledge management.
Devin is a frequent speaker at gatherings of business leaders and others interested in the transformation of organizations. He approaches projects from a strongly international perspective, having lived and worked in several countries throughout his career. He holds a BA in history from the University of Colorado and an MBA with a focus in emerging markets from Budapest University of Economics and Institute des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales in Paris.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:45 am - 8:30 am Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Program
DU, Craig Hall, 2148 S. High Street, Denver, CO 80208
RMHRPS Members $45