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GS01 Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Yet

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Sunday, November 6

For many, the overwhelming data about AI, automation, and mass displacement of labor can freeze any impulse to act. At the same time, organizations must prepare for the future of work—a future that is inextricably tied to the present of learning. A new kind of working learner is emerging, one that will have to continuously return to learning to keep up with a rapidly evolving workplace.

In this keynote discussion, Michelle Weise offers optimistic solutions to these challenges while highlighting barriers faced by learners in need of a new training ecosystem. Right now, education providers aren’t effectively tailoring educational experiences for the new consumers of education—lifelong learners—and that’s a significant miss. This keynote will explore ways to harness those opportunities, outlining ways to reshape training and education models to better prepare workers, and their organizations, for the future of work.

Michelle Weise

Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Innovation

National University System

Dr. Michelle Weise is vice chancellor of strategy and innovation at National University System. She is a leading expert on learning, longevity, and the future of work. Previously an entrepreneur-in-residence and senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, Weise’s work focuses on the deep structural changes and restorative education and workforce solutions we need to support a new generation of workers.

Dr. Weise is a is a graduate of Harvard University, and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Stanford University. A former Fulbright Scholar and senior fellow with the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, she is the author of numerous books including Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution, co-authored with the late Clayton Christensen. Her most recent book, published in 2020, is Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Yet.