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HR Tech Mega-Session: Skills Strategy and the Tech that Powers It


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The Skills Obsession

Why Skills?

It seems like everywhere we look, people are talking about skills. Upskilling. Reskilling. Skill gaps. Skills data. In short, there seems to be a skills obsession.

In this podcast season, we talked to thinkers, writers, leaders, and practitioners about the current state of thinking on why and how we are managing skills at the people and organizational level. We specifically cover topics such as:

  • What are organizations’ overall purpose in focusing on skills, both now and in the future? What are they actually doing, and what is their aspiration?
  • How are organizations identifying, quantifying, and communicating about skills?
  • How are employees being involved in the identification, validation, and upkeep of skills? To what extent do employees “own” skills?
  • What are the different roles of technology in understanding, quantifying, and maintaining skills?
  • Thanks to our Sponsor

    This series on Skills is being sponsored by Workday. A special thanks to them!

    Today, the world is changing faster than ever, and you can meet those changing needs with Workday; it’s one agile system that enables you to grow and re-skill your workforce. Workday is a financial, HR and planning system for a changing world.



    0: The Skills Obsession: Opening Arguments

    Dani Johnson & Stacia Garr, Co-founders & Principal Analysts

    RedThread Research


    Chris Pirie

    Learning Futures Group

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    1: Designing the Skills Future

    Lisa Kay Solomon, Futures and Design

    Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford d.school

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    2: The Price of Skills Debt

    Matthew Daniel, Principal Consultant 

    Guild Education

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    3: The Realities of Building a Tech-Enabled Skills Framework

    Madhura Chakrabarti, Global Head, People Analytics 


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    4: Learning the Many Languages of Skills

    Nuno Congalves, Global Head of Strategic Capability Building


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    5: Why L&D Needs to Lose The 'Men in Black' Mindset

    Satnam Sagoo, Director of Learning and Organizational Development

    British Red Cross 

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    6: A 'third' age of human capital management

    Greg Pryor, Senior VP, People & Performance Evangelist 


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    7: Why Skills Inventory is a Nut Worth Cracking 

    Rob Lauber, former Chief Learning Officer


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    8: What a Mindset of Enablement Actually Looks Like

    Karen Kocher, Global General Manager, Talent & Learning Experiences & Workforce of the Future



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