Growing Talent for Tomorrow's Industries

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These slides were the basis of my panel presentation at the IEDC conference in Indianapolis on June 4. The basic question being addressed was "how can we train people for jobs that don't yet exist?

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Growing Talent for Tomorrow's Industries

  1. 1. Growing Talent for Tomorrow’s IndustriesJames P. Ware, PhD IEDCExecutive Director Understanding Tomorrow’s Industries TodayThe Future of Work…unlimited Indianapolis, Indiana June 6, 2011
  2. 2. Thinking About Tomorrow: Drivers of Change Technology GlobalizationDemographics Public PolicySocial Values Sustainability -1- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  3. 3. What Do We Know about the Future of Work?It will be more. . . Creative -2- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  4. 4. How Do We Train for Jobs That Don’t Exist? We Don’t -3- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  5. 5. Instead, Focus on Core Skills -4- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  6. 6. Go Back to Basics -5- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  7. 7. Imagine Alternative Futures Example: Possible Roles for the Chief HR Officer* Self-Organizing Casting Global Director Dealmaker Organization Strategy Systems Hierarchical Caregiver Integrator Scarce Surplus* Source: “Scenarios for the Future of Human Resource Management,” Society of Human Resource Management, 2005 Talent Supply -6- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  8. 8. We Prepare for Those Futures in Many Ways We Play. . . We Play Games. . . . . . and We Play Games -7- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  9. 9. We Prepare for Those Futures in Many Ways We Study History We Practice We Write Playbooks -8- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  10. 10. We Prepare for Those Futures in Many Ways We Create Stories We Go Where No One Has Gone We Build Simulations -9- © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  11. 11. We Prepare for Those Futures in Many Ways We Build Simulators We Simulate the Future - 10 - © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  12. 12. Redefining What Education is About Creating Learning Identifying Experiences Core Skills Imagining Context - 11 - © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved
  13. 13. For Further InformationJames P. Ware, Ph.D.Executive DirectorThe Future of Work…unlimitedBerkeley, California+1 510 558 1434 voice+1 510 558 1431 fax+1 510 206 8147 mobilejim@thefutureofwork.netWebsite: http://www.thefutureofwork.netBlog: http://www.thefutureofwork.net/blogTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/thefutureofwork - 12 - © Copyright 2011 by The Future of Work…unlimited. All rights reserved

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