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You in 2042 ... The Future of Work

You in 2042 ... The Future of Work

By Danielle Wallace
Glimpse into the future with thought provoking insights from global thought leaders. Imagine yourself in 2042 with the work world transformed around you. Get ready for this future now!
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Time for Trial and Error
Michelle Echevarria, Director of Learning and Development, shares insights on how the intersection of AI, Big Data and Mixed Reality interplay with Learning and Development to better equip the future workplace. Listen for practical tips and the role of equipping oneself now. 
May 10, 2022
Flexible efficient work by "Chasing the Sun"
Cam Hafeez, Head of Sales Enablement, discuss what the impact 2042 has on people, process, and technology, including the people impact of flexibility, the process impact of "chasing the sun", and technology impact of distributed, collaborative work. Listen for practical insights and a new way to envision what the day to day 2042 work landscape looks like. 
March 29, 2022
Motivation: critical for future workplace success
Bev Mitelman, Director of Learning at Egale Canada shares how motivation is a central pillar in 2042 and how blended, digital modalities adapt to continually foster learner needs. In a world with an ever-increasing pace, the need for digital dexterity of evolving tools and faster project operations becomes paramount. Learners' self-motivation to own their professional development, work quicker, and keep abreast of technology are some critical elements for the future learner.
February 22, 2022
What's real or hype: Machine Learning vs the sales pitch
Bant Breen, CEO of, shares data-backed insights about the Machine Learning era and the impact on the future workplace and training. Bant has a PhD on the topic of advertising and artificial intelligence and he unpacks the challenges of being human, the effects from the maturation of technology, and the role of Learning and Development. Listen to discover the specific skills to succeed with AI in the new world. Bant can be reached at and 
December 07, 2021
Practical tips to engage the reluctant learner
David Langlotz, Learning and Development Lead in the aerospace industry, shares humorous stories about effectively engaging the reluctant learner. He shares a useful tip on how to get SME to share why a policy/topic is important, how to adopt a learner-mindset to proactively design for the reluctant learner, and how to get SMEs to reveal the emotions behind why a learner should care. 
November 17, 2021
AI-driven training for a re-imagined performance-based L&D
Evelyn Solski, a manager in learning and development, shares how AI-driven rapid authoring tools will create skills-based learning. This, in turn, will support learner's micro-certification as employees piece together the key competencies needed for an opportunity. In 2042, role-based training and Learning and Development as we know it is "old school" as the function will morph into true performance-enablers.
September 14, 2021
Future hybrid workplace morphs to support multiple passions
MJ Macdonald, Assistant Vice President, shares how the future world of work will seamlessly integrate wellness into each facet of people's lives through allowing employees to explore their multiple interests and passions outside their regular work. Listen to discover how the hybrid nature of work will evolve to truly support this. 
August 17, 2021
Five amplified skills of future-fit leaders
D Surman, Global Leadership Development Manager, shares the five essential skills of future-fit leaders, insights into the future working spaces, and how L&D can be leading change ahead of the curve. 
July 13, 2021
Refocus away from skills training to soft skills
Phil Kotacka, Senior Consultant Global Talent Development, describes the results of accelerated trends. Gone is the hierarchical, competency-based organizational model with skills-focused training. The future replaces it with a fluid, agile workforce where individuals with skills, often self-taught, assemble for specific projects. Learning and development instead faces the new challenge of reducing friction in these diversely-skilled teams to ensure individuals learn the right soft-skills to generate results. 
June 15, 2021
Declining literacy amid technology-limited narratives
Jo'Ann Alderson shares the paradox of decreasing literacy as our evolving world propels into further technology-limited narratives. What's missing is communication, critical thinking, well-rounded insights, and fulsome knowledge. These are the components of true literacy and essential skills in a world of increasing citizen journalism and information limited by algorithm. Jo'Ann shares practical tips to ensure we're poised to succeed in this future workplace. Jo'Ann can be reached at
May 11, 2021
Training is dead
Training goes the way of the fanny pack in David Langoltz’s talk. David, an L&D Manager, reminds us it’s essential to focus on what people need to “do” not what they need to “know.” In the future, people will still need help in doing things they don’t know how to do. Experts will still need help bridging their expertise to others. The L&D consultant will play the pivotal role in connecting this gap.
April 13, 2021
Deliberate empathy at scale
Jihan Cercado, Senior Learning Consultant, speaks to the need to cultivate both patience and immediacy because technology is instant, yet people aren’t. This culminates in the need for deliberate empathy at scale in order to be successful in the future workplace. * All opinions expressed are that of the individual and not the organization they're employed with.
March 02, 2021
Next Generation Flexible Work v4.0
Mary Kruger explores how the future workplace will be truly flexible in location and attitude. She shares her examples of how her work isn't land-based and how technology can help makes us mentally fit, and she provokes thinking about how to adapt to support this future.  Besides being a L&D Manager for a national organization, Mary Kruger's passion is in coaching others as an Internationally Certified Business & Career Coach at MLKCoaching.
February 09, 2021
Future skills for an automated world of work
Nazish Asim, Senior Manager, Strategy & Leadership, Learning and Development, reveals the evidence case for furthering human-centered skills, the role of bots, and the key skills that we'll need to master in order to tackle the next wave of business challenges.  She shares insights into what learning and development can do to prepare their organizations now for this future world.  Note: Speaker views reflect their own opinion and do not represent any organization of their employment. 
January 09, 2021
Future learners demand smaller, practical learning bites
Roxanne Kisson, Talent Development Manager, reflects on the acceleration of time-starved employees needing to quickly acquire skills. She shares insights about the need for quicker learning bites and new learning modalities that are readily available in the flow of work or during spare moments. Note: Speaker views reflect their own opinion and do not represent any organization of their employment.
December 02, 2020
Mental wellness and the human aspects of future workplaces
Michelle Ibaraki, is a sought after health and mental wellness advocate regularly appearing on Global News, CTV National News, in the legislature and numerous media outlets across the country. She speaks to the importance of a future where the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace is a long-forgotten. The increase in workplace resources, public support and societal acknowledgement will support this.
October 26, 2020
Coding and intuitive tech for the future
Allison Blake, educator, discusses how coding is a basic, universal skill but intuitive technology may be expected by the future workforce.  Fortunately, those in the future may be better equipped with financial literacy.
August 29, 2020
Age 32 in 2042 - A Future Perspective
Wonder what the future of work holds? Consider the foundational tech skills that many young people seem to "innately" have, even those less than 10.  This is our future workforce who presumes coding, robot programming, virtual classes and online productivity suites are basic skills like reading. While the interviewee eschews synchronous learning, he sees the benefits of occasional live virtual classes to keep momentum. Get ready for the future being built today. 
August 04, 2020