Ability to Adaptability: Are you Future Ready?
About this course
“Survival is not compulsory. Improvement is not compulsory. But improvement is necessary for survival!”
W. Edwards Deming
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Starting on Saturday, Nov 27 – Dec 15, 2021
Six Session – 1 hour each
The only constant in life and in business is “Change”. To thrive and succeed, you need to adapt in order to excel both at work and personally. As Forbes says, “Change has never been this fast. It will never be this slow again.”
Not just from a technological and business perspective, but we are, as individuals, constantly facing numerous challenges related to technological advances. Our culture is changing much faster. It means that we, as an individual, have a bigger role in this transition. Experts call this era the 4th Industrial Revolution, or simply the “digital revolution.”
LinkedIn Learning surveyed their network of over 660+ million professionals and 20+ million jobs and identified Adaptability as one of the 5 most in-demand soft (interpersonal) skills of 2020. The World Economic Forum also reported that technology adoption is expected to accelerate in most areas and an average of 70% of employees will require upskilling or re-skilling.
So how do we thrive in this changing world? In this session, we will look at the history of technological advancements, current and future expected changes, and how to become adaptive in order to excel at whatever we do.
Understand the history of technological innovations and the current era: Digital
Learn about the Adaptability mindset and how you can apply them both personally and professionally
Understand challenges and learn how to overcome them
Learn the latest technological trends and future of work
Understand why you need to adapt Continuous Learning
Key takeaways and next steps
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Session 1: Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 10 am EST
History of technologic innovations and impact to our lives
Not just technology and business teams, we are, as individuals, currently facing numerous challenges related to technological advances. Experts call this era the 4th Industrial Revolution, or simply the “Digital Revolution.” It is quite important to understand the non-technical side of digitization; cultural, and behavioral, levels changes are much more critical than the technological evolution we are facing.
Session 2: Wednesday, December 1 @ 5 pm EST
Adaptability mindset and how you can apply them to your daily life
Adaptability is the ability to respond to change, the power of moving quickly and easily in challenging, ever-changing environments. Adaptability is a mindset; it is NOT a specific method or process; it means quickly adapt changing priorities, environments based on evaluation and feedback.
Session 3: Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 10 am EST
Challenges and how to overcome these challenges
A clear understanding of what is coming helps you manage what you need to do to stay relevant! That’s why it is important to know your starting point, and where you are in relation to both immediate and longer-term trends. In this session, we will discuss, how you can assess your current status & challenges and how to overcome these challenges.
Session 4: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 5 pm EST
Latest trends on technology and future jobs
The multi-dimensional nature of digitalization means personal transformation is as important as learning new skills. How can you embrace an adaptive lifestyle and effectively respond to continuous disruption? It is impossible to ignore these changes. We must accept and even embrace them and adjust our life and work accordingly. In this session, we will discuss the latest technological trends, such as Artificial Intelligent, Big Data, Machine Learning, Business Technology, Internet of Things, and how we recognize the new opportunities by new technologies and the opportunities they present.
Session 5: Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 10 am EST
Adaptability is achieved by developing capabilities and then implementing them into our life and work activities. Continuous learning, as the name suggests, is an ongoing effort to improve your knowledge and skills. How can we focus on quality, not quantity? In this session, we will discuss the key steps to learn and improve continuously.
Session 6: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @ 5 pm EST
Key takeaways & recommended next steps
Adaptability is increased by embedding the appropriate approaches and methods to the relevant activities. We must continuously monitor and measure our performance against our objectives. In this session, we will discuss how to balance and prioritize our learning activities and analyze and optimize to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of our learning and update and refine as we move forward.