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Symposium on the Economics of Ignorance

  • 18 Sep 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 100


  • This symposium is for professionals committed to workforce development


Symposium on the Economics of Ignorance

Join Judy and Veronika on

September 18, 2020

Who is this Symposium for?

This symposium is for professionals engaged in workforce development and credentialing.  

Why this Symposium?

The pace of change in business has and will continue to accelerate.  Unfortunately, the focus has been on standardization to avoid error.  The intent of the symposium is to challenge our role in preparing the workforce for the demands of today.  During the symposium, attendees will learn about best practices in preparing the workforce for challenges whose solutions require an innovative mindset and systems thinking to address global sustainability challenges.  Other topics include:

  • How do we create a culture that supports critical thinking and growth?
  • What is the mission of training in the future of work?
  • How can we develop an innovative mindset?
  • Standardization an antidote for error and compliance, must it be at the cost of innovation?
  • Innovation, why tolerance for error is necessary?What is the mission of training and credentialing in the future of work? 

Speakers include:  John Schehl, Dir. of Certification and Global Relations who will tell the story of how NRCA is leading an industry wide initiative to upskill the trades.  Dr. Rob Foshay will share the research on how organizations can foster a culture that supports critical thinking and innovation.  Veronika Shestakova will speak on the importance of critical thinking to manage the bias inherent in AI.  Even Jahr, President of the Odessa Rotary International will speak on how social service organizations can support initiatives designed to promote a broader mindset.   

To learn more download our papers on the Gig Economy and Ignorance under resources.  

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