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Speaker: Dr. Shelton Goode | Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, MARTA

The work, workers, and workplace of the future will continue to undergo dramatic transformation. Research suggests that by 2030 workers will be older and younger at the same time, more educated and less skilled, hyper-connected through new technologies, and more ethnically diverse.

How can we ready our organizations for this new workforce reality? What new strategies, competencies, and skills will be necessary to harness the benefits, yet counter the negative effects of these global disruptions? More importantly, what new leadership models will be needed to achieve high performance, innovation, and inclusiveness?

Dr. Shelton Goode, diversity executive and thought leader, best-selling author and speaker, will address these questions as he details the megatrends and business implications that will shape the workforce of the future. Additionally, he will provide practical strategies that business leaders should employ if they expect to achieve greater Inclusion by 2020.   Participants will learn the strategies, skills, and inclusive leadership behaviors needed to prepare for the workforce of the future.

Learning Objectives:    

  1. Describe the mega trends that will shape the workforce of the future
  2. Outline what are the strategic business implications of these mega trends and their impact on current workplace culture
  3. Identify what are the skills, strategies, and new leadership competencies that will be necessary in the future to achieve greater high performance, inclusiveness, and innovation for workforce 2020

SHRM BoCK Competencies:

  1. Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  2. Business Acumen
  3. Consultation