2016 Webinar Series – Dr. Karie Willyerd

Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT
Presenter: Dr. Karie Willyerd, Workforce Futurist, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
Moderator: Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future

Although we don’t have a sell-by-date stamped on our foreheads, according to a study SAP Success Factors conducted with Oxford Economics, obsolescence is the number one concern employees share around the world. Will my skills and abilities remain fresh in order to sell my wares in the marketplace of jobs? Or will I pass my sell-by-date and become obsolete?

Our research shows that those people who continuously stretch themselves into new challenges have the best opportunities to stay abreast in tomorrow’s market. Based on the January Amazon Editor’s Pick book Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, this presentation will cover:

  • How the workplace is shifting
  • The three realities employees said must be considered in planning their development
  • The five practices successful people employ to prepare themselves for tomorrow’s workplace
  • How to prepare today
  • Ways organizations and HR can support people who want to Stretch to achieve their career goals

About our Speaker:

Karie Willyerd is the Workplace Futurist at SuccessFactors, an SAP human capital software company. Previously, she was cofounder and CEO of Jambok, the industry’s first video-based informal social learning software platform, which was acquired by SuccessFactors in 2011. Jambok is now incorporated into the SAP Jam product offering. Karie was formerly Chief Learning Officer for Sun Microsystems, and in that role she was responsible for employee, customer, partner, and Sun community learning. The customer business of Sun trained over 600,000 students a year in 125 countries, certifying career professionals in the Java programming language among many courses. ATD named Sun the #1 BEST learning function in the world.

Karie is the coauthor of the award-winning bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. She is a regular blogger for Harvard Business, coauthored a feature article on Mentoring Millennials in Harvard Business Review and has authored dozens of other articles or publications. She is an international keynoter, facilitator and contributor at hundreds of events a year, from White House events to Fortune 500, from small businesses to garage startups.

In prior roles, she was a Chief Talent Officer for Solectron (now Flextronics), led the people development function at Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems and ran executive development at H.J. Heinz. Karie holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University and a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University. She serves on the global leadership council for the business school at Colorado State University and is an advisor to the Center for Effective Organizations at USC. Additionally she serves on the board of City Year, San Jose supporting the young leaders who are making remarkable changes in high school dropout rates. Karie is at work on her next book, Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, to be published in January of 2016. @angler

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