Top Learning and Development Trends for 2021 and Beyond


The robots are not coming for your jobs … well, not all jobs! But the workplaces and skills for the future are changing. And every organisation needs to stay ahead of this change. In this presentation, I shares some of the most important trends for ongoing learning and development for your team. ...

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Offer Three Types of Learning To Your Employees … Or Else!


This pandemic is a perfect storm of three crises: a health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social crisis. Australia has done an incredible job of managing the health crisis, but the economic crisis is far from over. If you’re a leader or manager, one of the biggest challenges you will face ...

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Active Learning: How to Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World


The World Economic Forum has identified active learning as one of the top five critical skills for success in the future. The best way to future-proof your career is to be the sort of person who can constantly learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Key outcomes: Filter through the information overload to f...

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Hard Skills vs Soft Skills? You’re Asking the Wrong Question


A few weeks ago, the Australian Government announced changes to funding of university degrees, prioritising the jobs and professions they said would be most in demand in the future – especially in a post-pandemic future. Predictably, the industries with more funding were happy, and there was ...

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How Can You Tap Into Peer Mentoring?


When the term “mentoring” is used in a business context, it is most commonly pictured as the wise, grey-haired senior executive having lunch meetings with an up-and-coming younger employee. There’s nothing wrong with that picture, and it’s probably still the most common form...

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Active Learning – The Critical Skill for Future-Proofing Your Career


The World Economic Forum has identified active learning as one of the top five critical skills for success in the future. The best way to future-proof your career is to be the sort of person who can constantly learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Learn how to be an active learner – without being ove...

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Your Survival Secret For The Future: Time Travel (Yes, Really!)


Last week, I was back in one of my favourite countries – Singapore – attending a conference. This was part of my ongoing professional development, so I had the rare opportunity to not be one of the speakers, but had time to just be an audience member, absorbing the ideas. One of my high...

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Education 2030 – What the World Needs Now


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released the first position paper from its “The Future of Education and Skills 2030” project. In a nutshell, the aim of this project is to identify the key skills for the future and show how the (school) education system...

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Engage in Lifelong Learning with Online Courses


In our fast-changing world, you can’t afford to stop learning when you finish formal education. If you truly want to be fit for the future, making lifelong learning a habit – and tap into the awesome power of online courses to keep feeding that habit. ...

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Don’t Switch Off – Lean In


Last week, at the end of my “Fit for the Future” keynote presentation, an audience member asked me about how to handle her son’s obsession with technology. Her question went something like this: “My son loves technology and is really good with it. But we’re worried he ...

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