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T shaped webinar for uidp 011915

  1. 1. Phil Gardner, Executive Director, Career Services Network and Director,Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, has been at MSU for 28 years in a number of positions. His major areas of research include the transition from college to work,early socialization and career progression in the workplace, workforce readiness,and other areas related to college student studies. MSU’s nationally recognized annual college labor market study is done under his direction each fall. He served as senior editor of the Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships and was a Fulbright specialist to New Zealand on work integrated learning. Gardner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Whitman College and a Ph.D. in Resource & Development Economics/Public Policy from MSU. Jim Spohrer is the Director of IBM University Programs and Cognitive Systems Institute. He works to align IBM and universities globally for innovation amplification. Previously, Spohrer helped to found IBM’s first Service Research group, the global Service Science community, and was founding CTO of IBM’s Venture Capital Relations Group in Silicon Valley. While at Apple Computer, he was awarded Apple’s Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technology title for his work on next generation learning platforms. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale. His current research priorities include applying service science to study nested, networked holistic service systems, such as cities and universities. He is the author of more than 90 publications and has been awarded nine patents. Our Presenters
  2. 2. T-Shaped Individuals: An Imperative for Industry Jim Spohrer IBM
  3. 3. Innovation and Teams Why Industry Needs T-Shapes • People with different specializations and experiences find it difficult to talk to each other • To solve complex challenges and speed up the rate of discoveries, people from different disciplines must communicate with each other efficiently and pool their expertise effectively
  4. 4. -10 -5 0 5 10 15 1969 1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 Levy, F, & Murnane, R. J. (2004). The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market. Princeton University Press. Expert Thinking Complex Communication Routine Manual Non-routine Manual Routine Cognitive
  5. 5. “Cognitive Sport” Collaborations Academics • Do your courses require team projects? • Are the projects real-world open innovation challenges? Real- world data? Real-world tools? • Are student teams multi- disciplinary? • Are industry coaches involved? • Do faculty have multiple industry relationships? Multiple years? Industry • Do your employees’ annual evaluations include coaching student team projects? • Do you provide real-world open innovation challenges? Real-world data? Real-world tools? • Do the best students get internships? • Do the best interns get jobs? • Do faculty relationships span multiple years/cohorts of students?
  6. 6. Here they come!
  7. 7. T-Shaped Individuals: An Imperative for Undergraduate Education Phil Gardner Michigan State University
  8. 8. Reaching the Other Side: The transition from college to work
  9. 9. ABET Arriving at the T
  10. 10. Case Study: Boise TOP SKILL BUNDLE • Able to perform with integrity • Able to solve problems • Able to manage time and priorities • Able to take the initiative • Able to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information • Able to contribute to a team • Able to effectively communicate orally • Able to build and sustain working professional relationships SECOND SKILL BUNDLE • Able to embrace change • Able to acquire knowledge • Able to manage and synthesize different sources of information • Able to effectively communicate through writing • Able to create original ideas and innovations (be innovative) • Able to plan and manage a project • Able to develop further professional competencies
  11. 11. The T- Shaped Professional
  12. 12. 13 Systems © IBM Systems that focus on the flow of things Transportation & Supply Chain Water & Waste Recycling Food & Products (Nano) Energy & Electric Grid Information/ICT & Cloud (Info) Systems that focus on human activities & development Buildings & Construction Retail & Hospitality/Media & Entertainment (tourism) Banking & Finance/Business & Consulting Healthcare & Family Life/Home (Bio) Education /Campus & Work Life/Jobs & Entrepreneurship (Cogno) Systems that focus on governing City (Government) State/Region (Government) Nation (Government) Higher Ed – T-shaped depth added, cross-disciplinary project teams Professional Life – Adaptive T-shaped life-long-learning & projects
  13. 13. The T- Shaped Professional
  14. 14. Aligning the Learning to Produce T’s © IBM
  15. 15. Nurturing the T
  16. 16. Here they come!
  17. 17. Please join us! Register at for the early bird pricing of $150 by January 31.
  18. 18. Questions? Please submit your question in the box on the lower right of your screen. Jim Spohrer Phil Gardner