How to Future Proof Your Career with Design Thinking

Alvin Toffler said, “The illiterate of the 21st century are not those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn?” As we think about how we can adapt and thrive in times of change, workforce futurist Keith Keating joins me this week to talk about how we can use design thinking to learn, unlearn and relearn. In this week’s episode Keith shares.

In this episode Keith shares:

  • How workplace environments can thrive when every CEO sees themselves as the Chief Empathy Officer.
  • How Covid-19 has catapulted us into the future and how we can best adapt to future proof ourselves in a changing world.
  • How this pandemic is creating more opportunities for dialogue around mental health in the workplace
  • Why going to school to master a trade or profession is no longer enough and why you have to be an agile learner.
  • What he sees as the power skills in the workplace that that set you apart from robotics and technology and help you become future proof
  • Why there will be shift from being content consumers to content curators
  • What to consider when making an investment in higher education and why there is a gap between academic institutions and workplaces.

Keith studies changes and trends in the workforce and how we can best prepare people so that they can future proof themselves. With a career spanning over 20 years in L&D, Keith Keating holds a master’s degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Keith has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from performance improvement, instructional design, leadership coaching, operations management, and process transformation. More recently Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies.

You can connect with Keith on LinkedIn. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Keith Keating, and as always we’d love if you tag us online and share your thoughts and takeaways. 

I’m Sabba.

I believe that the future should be designed. Not left to chance.

Over the past decade, using design thinking practices I've helped schools and businesses create a culture of innovation where everyone is empowered to move from idea to impact, to address complex challenges and discover opportunities. 

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