NewsNEWS: Long Life Learning with Author Michelle R. Weise
NEWS: Long Life Learning with Author Michelle R. Weise
LONG LIFE LEARNING WITH AUTHOR MICHELLE WEISE in conversation with President Peter Devlin of Fanshawe College
“To navigate long-life learning, we need a better-functioning learning ecosystem with more on- and off-ramps in and out of learning and work.”
Even before the pandemic, the pace of change in the labour market was a catalyst for educators and policymakers to examine new approaches to mid-career upskilling. Given the massive workplace disruptions caused by COVID-19, there is new urgency to have systems and programs in place, navigation and supports for worker-learners, and a culture that embraces lifelong learning.
Join us for a conversation with author Michelle Weise to discuss her new book, Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet, and Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College, to discuss what Canada must do to get lifelong learning right.
Dr. Michelle R. Weise is an entrepreneur-in-residence and senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group. Her work over the last decade has concentrated on preparing working-age adults for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Before joining Imaginable Futures, Michelle was the chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and led workforce strategies as well as Strada Institute for the Future of Work. Her commentaries on redesigning higher education and developing more innovative workforce and talent pipeline strategies have been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Harvard Business Review and on PBSNewshour.