The Future of Work and the Academy

The Future of Work and the Academy

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Hear a compelling case for why the traditional transfer of knowledge and skills in higher education is no longer enough.

Rapid advances in technology may render as much as half of our current workforce replaceable by automation in the next 10 years. With so much change on the horizon, how can we prepare young people for jobs, problems, and technology we don’t yet understand?

Join us online for a provocative discussion on these issues with Future of Work consultant, Heather McGowan, and UMass Dartmouth Chancellor, Robert E Johnson. This 60-minute broadcast will encourage your team to think about education differentlynot as a simple transfer of knowledge and skills that ends with a degree, but as a chance to instill a mindset of lifelong learning that will help our students futureproof themselves from constant change.

Who Should Attend

This webcast is aimed at leaders responsible for academic innovation across the institution. We'll help you rethink the relevancy of your curriculum and how you develop it. Rather than transferring skills in the live session, we’ll focus on developing a mindset of learning agility that can kickstart discussions across disciplines and across campus.


Informed by the instructors’ experiences at Philadelphia University and Becker College, this session will cover key questions, such as:

  1. What is driving the rapid change in the world of work?
  2. How will these changes transform the nature of work?
  3. What is the role of the college/university in this new climate?
  4. What does it mean for institutions to instill “learning agility?”


U Mass. Dartmouth

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. is the current Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and the former President of Becker College.


Heather E. McGowan

Academic and Corporate Consultant

Heather E. McGowan is an academic and corporate consultant who works at the intersection of the Future of Work and the Future of Learning. More information can be found about her work at The Future [of Work] is Learning.

Questions About the Event?

Bridget Dattilo
Director of Online Training and Development Academic Impressions

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