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Osu field leadership2014

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This presentation was conducted as a webinar with the Oregon State Cooperative Extension field, regional, and county leaders.

The presentation was conducted with the goal of discussion what our workforce should look like in the future.

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Osu field leadership2014

  1. 1. Skills for the Future Knowledge Worker #KnowSkills Oregon State Extension Field Based Leaders Webinar January 2014 @aafromaa aadrian@extension.org slideshare.net/aafromaa 1
  2. 2. ECOP sponsored study: Data Collection Reviewed 372 Extension job postings for required and preferred skills or attributes 49 Extension Director/Administrators identified important skills and/or attributes in survey Focus groups (8) with highly effective Extension professionals (33) identified by Director/Administrators 2
  3. 3. ECOP sponsored study: Differentiated skills and attributes Skill: a learned power of doing something competently; a developed aptitude or ability Attribute: an inherent characteristic; a word ascribing a quality 3
  4. 4. Attributes for 21st Century Extension Professionals
  5. 5. Institute for The Future 2020 Knowledge Work Skills Report http://www.iftf.org/futureworkskills Signals methodology— An extension of decades of practice aggregating data, expert opinion, and trends research to understand patterns of change. Signals of new products, technologies, practices, policies, and disruptions that can be scaled and that have greater implications are considered in drawing forecasts. 5
  6. 6. Six drivers of disruption rise of smart machines and systems globally connected world superstructed organizations new media ecology computational world extreme longevity http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabanski/914928023
  7. 7. Sensemaking Determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed rise of smart machines and systems http://www.flickr.com/photos/btrayner/259804265/ 7
  8. 8. Social Intelligence Connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions rise of smart machines and systems globally connected world http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordigraells/475843606/ 8
  9. 9. Novel Adaptive Thinking Proficient at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based rise of smart machines and systems globally connected world http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/49191352/
  10. 10. Cross Cultural Competency Operate in different cultural settings globally connected world superstructed organizations http://www.flickr.com/photos/cognizant-worldwide/8589181792/ 10
  11. 11. Computational Thinking Translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data based reasoning new media ecology computational world http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/8690960990/ 11
  12. 12. New Media Literacy Critically assess and develop content using new media forms, and to leverage for persuasive communication new media ecology superstructed organizations extreme longevity 12
  13. 13. Transdisciplinarity Understand concepts and have knowledge across multiple disciplines computational world extreme longevity http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnygoldstein/4378439971/ 13
  14. 14. Design Mindset Represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes Drivers of disruption: computational world superstructed organizations http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/6828102552/ 14
  15. 15. Cognitive Load Management Discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques Drivers of disruption: superstructed organizations computational world new media ecology 15
  16. 16. Virtual Collaboration Work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team globally connected world superstructed organizations http://www.flickr.com/photos/john-norris/3494842764
  17. 17. Attributes for 21st Century Extension Professionals
  18. 18. Skills needed for 2020 knowledge worker (IFTF) Sensemaking Social Intelligence Novel Adaptive Thinking Cross Cultural Competency Computational Thinking New Media Literacy Transdisciplinarity Design Mindset Cognitive Load Management Virtual Collaboration
  19. 19. Attributes for 21st Century Extension Professionals ITFT Identified Skills Sensemaking Social Intelligence Novel Adaptive Thinking Cross Cultural Competency Computational Thinking New Media Literacy Transdisciplinarity Design Mindset Cognitive Load Management Virtual Collaboration
  20. 20. References The 21st Century Extension Professional (the ECOP sponsored study) Webinar and Slideset https://learn.extension.org/events/1073 Skills for 2020 Knowledge Workers http://www.iftf.org/futureworkskills Other recommended readings: Global landscape http://www.iftf.org/our-work/global-landscape/work/ People and Technology http://www.iftf.org/our-work/people-technology/ Harold Jarche’s blog: http://www.jarche.com/ Ongoing finds in connected organizations http://www.scoop.it/t/connected-communities Ongoing finds in personal learning http://www.scoop.it/t/approachtolearning
  21. 21. Skills for the Future Knowledge Worker #KnowSkills @aafromaa aadrian@extension.org slideshare.net/aafromaa Creative Commons License Skills for the Future Knowledge Worker by Anne Mims Adrian is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. 21
  22. 22. Discussion What are some points of either report or both reports that stand out? What are forces that the future of Extension and land-grants? What should Extension focus on that will make us successful in the future? How do those focus areas affect our work force? 22
  23. 23. The following slides are some details from the ECOP study 23
  24. 24. Focus Group (33) Effectively engages others Flexible to changing needs/adaptable to changing circumstances or opportunities Good communicator/listener Excellent organizing skills Positive outlook/optimistic Strong knowledge base/subject matter expertise Passion for Extension and helping others
  25. 25. Extension/Administrator (49) Survey 25
  26. 26. Job Postings (372) Technology was a very frequently mentioned required skill. Social media, however, was only mentioned 10 times, always as a preferred skill. Most commonly identified learned skills as priorities. Interpersonal skills or attributes ranked much lower. 26
  27. 27. Skills for 21st Century Extension Professionals Organizing skills Excellent knowledge base/subject matter expertise Effective written and oral communication Understands how to be an effective team player Effective teacher 27
  28. 28. Attributes for 21st Century Extension Professionals Engaging personality Listening skills Flexible, adaptable and willing to change Positive outlook/optimistic Passion for Extension and helping others High personal standard of excellence Operates with minimal guidance

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