Now is the perfect time to invest in you, no matter where you’re sitting in this shifting landscape. Whether you’re stuck in social distancing mode, looking for your next opportunity, or anxious about whatever comes next, it’s time to put down the newsfeed and pick up some new skills. On 13 May 2020, learning and talent professionals, business leaders, and learners from across the globe will get an interesting chance to explore critical issues, immerse in best practices, and stream live with the world’s brightest at Perspectives 2020. As travel is limited for safety due to COVID-19, Skillsoft & SumTotal took the initiative to unite the entire world of work by hosting a digital learning experience that will run around the world over the course of 24 hours.
“We have an opportunity to shift our thinking entirely. Whether it be digital transformation, a remote workforce, the ways in which we work, collaborate, and learn makes business continuity possible and requisite,” said Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Skillsoft CMO.
Keeping this in mind, Perspectives 2020 will follow the sun across four continents, sharing everything leaders and learners need to upskill and reskill for whatever the future holds.
Here are the 5 main themes you can look forward to at Perspectives 2020:
Being tech-ready in an ever-changing world
Nobody knows what’s coming next, but they can prepare for it. To help learners prepare themselves for an uncertain future, they must develop tech-readiness. The theme will focus on how organizations adapt to rapid technology transformation, how the technical talent pool can grow while your organization stays productive and improves team performance, the unexpected benefits of soft skills and business certifications on technical teams, and the impact of developing digital literacy across your organization.
Leading in the digital age
Digital transformation is mandatory for every organization and it is the job of leaders to guide their organizations successfully through transformation. This theme will give a perspective on best practices for designing scalable and cost-effective leadership development programs, ways to teach modern leadership behaviors and competencies in the digital economy, and creating a leadership development program that positively impacts business metrics such as employee retention, customer satisfaction, and productivity.
Landing & keeping the rockstars
Nothing determines the success of an organization more than the employees it is able to attract and retain. In today’s world, attracting and retaining high potential employees is crucial for long term success. This theme will address how learning-centered HR technology can empower a multi-generational workforce, award-winning recruiting and onboarding methods, methods to nurture and upskill existing talent, and practical approaches to learning, talent, and workforce management
Creating a safe workplace
One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the top of all of our minds is safety. Never has the responsibility of keeping employees safe been more important than now and employers have to do more than just lip service and take drastic measures instead to create safe workplaces. The theme will address workplace safety as a differentiator when attracting and retaining top talent, how a comprehensive suite of legal, ethics and workplace safety training can help drive success and promote diversity and inclusion, and what are some tangible ways to mitigate risk, account for global nuances, and promote awareness around critical risk areas.
Solving for the future of work
The COVID-19 crisis has galvanized organizations to solve for the future of work - be it learning, talent development or rejigging organizational structures. Through this theme, learners will get a perspective on innovative approaches to leadership development, talent acquisition, and retention, emerging trends to watch, including sustainability and potential pandemics, how other successful executives plan to tackle future critical industry challenges and organizational imperatives.
Learning from experts
There is no better learning than learning from the best in business. Each topic will include a written case study and tightly packed talk given by a company that has faced these challenges head-on. Additionally, Perspectives 2020 has an awesome line-up of speakers including some of the world’s most influential technology leaders, thought leaders, and CEOs from all over the world including Shawn Achor, author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage; Tara Westover, author of NY Times bestseller Educated; Ally Watson, Founder and CEO of Code Like a Girl, and David Meerman Scott, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Fanocracy. Learn from the who’s who of the world of business and HR such as Josh Bersin, Neelam Dhawan, Arvind Gupta, Lucy Adams, Evangeline Chua, Nikhil Arora, and many more.
Fully digital, extremely interactive experience
Perspectives 2020 is a 24-hour live digital experience featuring a plethora of formats such as case studies wherein Percipio and SumTotal customers from renowned organizations will share a specific business challenge and how they were able to overcome it. There will be live Q&A sessions, head to head debates between business leaders, insightful panel discussions on BCP, and an opportunity to experience solutions from Skillsoft and SumTotal that are designed to improve your day-to-day experience and productivity. Besides live product reveals and access to exciting product presentations, you can get answers to all your queries about these digital solutions with on-demand “Ask an Expert” sessions.
This digital learning experience is completely free and available to all. Given that upskilling is the need of the hour as organizations ready talent to be ready for a world of work post the crisis, the digital learning experience is a firsthand opportunity for participants to understand what’s working going to be like in the new normal and what skills do they require for it.
Perspectives 2020 is brought to you by Skillsoft and SumTotal. Click here to register.