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Thursday, October 14 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Future Readiness Panel

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According to TD.org, the pace of change requires constant upskilling and reskilling of the workforce. Future readiness requires intellectual curiosity and continuous scanning of the environment to stay abreast of forces shaping the business world, employees and their expectations, and the talent development profession. Monitoring emerging trends and technologies is essential to prepare for the demands of future learners. A commitment to continuous professional development is critical to ensure the capability to handle the changes in how work is done in the years ahead. Fostering environments that promote innovation and creativity will help position organizations to become future-focused.

In the discussion, our panelist will share facts and personal experiences, express opinions and perspectives, and answer questions on:
•    The importance of creating opportunities for a workforce to be future-ready
•    How to advocate the tremendous benefits of being future-ready to both the employees and businesses
•    Understand how investing in reskilling and upskilling impact organizational culture and strategy
•    How reskilling or upskilling the workforce by an organization creates a fully developed, well-trained workforce that enhances its employees' capabilities and retention.



Speakers
avatar for Joanna Lacey

Joanna Lacey

Director of Learning & Development, Allegiance Bank
Joanna Lacey believes her purpose is to help people unleash their potential through understanding and improving their mindsets, behaviors and performance. She currently fulfills her passion for people and organizational development as an SVP and Director of Learning and Development... Read More →
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Alex Milam

Associate Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Alex Milam is an Associate Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He graduated with his PhD. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston in 2010. Dr. Milam has many research interests, notably training... Read More →
avatar for Todd Coutee

Todd Coutee

COO, Luby's Fuddruckers
Todd has been in the hospitality and restaurant business for thirty-one years. He began his career at Luby’s Cafeteria in 1989 as an assistant manager and then became an instructor at the training school, preparing fellow managers for successful cafeteria operations. After spending... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT