A Robot Wants Your Job:
How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace


SVP Learning and Social Adoption, SuccessFactors
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    Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
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    1 Hour
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Up to 47% of jobs are highly susceptible to computer replacement in the next decade, according to one landmark study. Robots are after your job. In original global research conducted with Oxford Economics, we discovered that the number one concern people have about their jobs is that they will become obsolete. What can people do to prepare their careers for tomorrow?

Based on the book "Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace," the session will provide both a high level overview of the trends affecting the future of work and practical ways in which people can prepare now. Presented by Dr. Karie Willyerd, Harvard Business blogger, award-winning development expert and coauthor of the HR bestseller "The 2020 Workplace," the topics will

  • The trends in play now affecting the future of work
  • The five key practices that successful people use to stay current
  • Predictions for the future of work
  • How to get ready now
  • What organizations and managers can do to help

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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