Mentoring for the 2020 Workplace


SVP Learning and Social Adoption, SuccessFactors
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Starting this year in the U.S, 10,000 people a day are turning 65, and will continue to do so for the next 19 years. With a big dip in the Gen X population behind the Baby Boomer group, a natural conclusion is that we will need to get the newest workforce, Millennials -- also called Gen Y -- up to speed pretty quickly. And what is their number one preferred method of learning? Mentoring.

Mentoring conjures up thoughts of one-on-one, long-term relationships. But it doesn't have to be so. Forward-thinking companies are reinventing the meaning of mentoring, and using innovative techniques to be able to scale in mass proportions to prepare for the future workplace. Based on research from the book "The 2020 Workplace" by Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd, this session will cover examples from companies like American Express, AT&T, and PricewaterhouseCoopers to explore how to get talent ready fast for the upcoming shifts in the workplace.

About Karie Willyerd, Ph.D.

Karie Willyerd is the Workplace Futurist in the HR line of business for the SAP Cloud.  Prior to that she was the cofounder and CEO of Jambok, a video social collaboration platform acquired by SuccessFactors in 2011 and now part of the SAP Jam platform. While Karie was the Chief Learning Officer for Sun Microsystems, she and her team won the most awards for learning excellence in history, including being named by ASTD as the #1 BEST in the world.

She is the coauthor of the bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today and has written dozens of articles, including a feature in Harvard Business Review on Mentoring Millennials.  She blogs for Harvard Business and Forbes, and is an advisor to the business school at Colorado State University and the Center for Effective Organizations at USC.  She serves on the board of City Year, Silicon Valley.  Karie is at work on her next book -- Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, to be published in October, 2015.

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