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The Future of Work: Preparing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow

This On-Demand event was originally presented on February 19, 2020 (60 min)


The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and the stakes are high for businesses, workers, and society as a whole. The very concept of work is being redefined as different generations enter and exit the workforce. Digital technologies demand that employees acquire new skills to adapt to new ways of working – otherwise, they’ll get left behind. HR and learning and development leaders now have a call to action: ensure employees are relevant and adaptable so they can rise to the challenge of this new revolution.

The task may seem daunting, but here’s the good news: drawing on insights from the disruptive technology landscape over the past 20 years, we can proactively address the complex workforce challenges we face. There never has been a better opportunity to get ahead of this issue. And never a greater risk of inaction. Our directive is clear – create the future workforce. Now.

Drawing on theory and research, this webinar will focus on helping you prepare and take action for future workforce development. Keith Keating will discuss the concept of building the connected learner, share actionable advice on ways you can identify the skills needed for the future in your organization, and how to foster a learning culture that will motivate employees to develop those skills.

Attendees will learn

  • The state of the human capital industry and ways learning and development need to evolve to meet the needs of the future workforce learner.
  • Strategies human capital leaders should consider following to enable future workforce learners for success.
  • Key core competencies and skills to cultivate in our future workforce.
  • Three strategies for building effective learning habits.
  • How AI will impact our workforce.


Keith Keating has had a career spanning over 20 years in L&D. He holds a master’s degree in leadership and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Keating has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from performance improvement, instructional design, leadership coaching, operations management, and process transformation.

More recently, he has been leading clients in the design and execution of their global learning strategies. Keating studied design thinking at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and found design thinking was a perfect tool to add to his problem-solving “toolkit.” Since then, he has utilized design thinking to help clients tap into understanding and resolving unmet customer and future workforce needs.



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This event is sponsored by HRDQ. For 45 years HRDQ has provided research-based, off-the-shelf soft-skills training resources for classroom, virtual, and online training. From assessments and workshops to experiential hands-on games, HRDQ helps organizations improve performance, increase job satisfaction, and more.

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“This was a valuable use of my time. The statistical data and information shared were helpful.”

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“Keith Keating was great. I highly recommend it. Thanks to HDRQ for scheduling this free webinar.”

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