Rapid technological advances, shifting
global product and labour markets, evolving regulator regimes, and the
quickly emerging gig economy are having a profound impact on the
fundamental nature of work. Developing specific, actionable strategies
requires more than a recognition of looming challenges and the
application of general rubrics. Managing the Future of Work will give
organisations the tools now to build sustainable competitive advantage
in the future.
What you can expect
As the field for competition levels,
access to talent is increasingly important; the strategy you pursue
depends on your ability to attract, retain, and improve the productivity
of your workforce. Utilization of leading technologies, including
machine learning and automation, is only part of the challenge: keeping
your workforce current with these technologies is equally important. You
will return to your organization with new tools and a different
perspective on the following questions:
How will my organization benefit from disruptive technologies including automation and artificial intelligence?
What opportunities do contingent workforces and the gig economy present?
What will workforce demographics look like in 5, 10, or 20 years? How does the \"care economy\" impact my workforce?
What worker investments should we make to close the middle-skills gap?
How can we ensure a sustainable pipeline of global talent?
How does my organization sustain its talent base in areas with dwindling talent pools or where it’s hard to attract top talent?
How should the availability of talent affect my organization’s decisions as to where to locate facilities in the future?
How will my organization benefit?
Managing the Future of Work will represent
a significant, ongoing investment in you, your organization, and your
customers. The program provides a unique personal case working group
experience that focuses you and your peers on specific forward-thinking
issues that you will identify before attending. Facilitated by leading
CPSPD faculty and supported by a ground-breaking curriculum and the
latest organizational research, these lessons in the classroom not only
give you a fresh perspective on the nature of work, they also provide
strategic operational frameworks that can be implemented successfully
within your organization. Your ability to manage the future of work is a
Your course of study
Faculty cochairs Dr Chris Egbu and Dr
Francis Okereke designed this program to help you anticipate and manage
future challenges now. The program\'s core curriculum will focus on the
critical forces that are redefining the nature of work in the United
States, United Kingdom as well as in many other advanced economies:
The Workplace of the Future - Examine the
major trends that are shaping the workplace, including automation,
digitization, and the \"gig/contractor\" economy.
The \"Care\" Economy - Evaluate the recent
evolution of workplace arrangements and related public policies toward
the increasing care responsibilities being placed on employees. Standard
personnel practices fail to factor in the obligations of those with
children or aging parents, aggravating the growing shortage of skilled
The Middle Skills Gap - Discover
strategies for cultivating talent and better matching middle-skilled
workers with employer needs.
Global Talent Access - Explore how
businesses, especially those outside of major clusters, connect with and
effectively utilize the extremely mobile global talent that is vital in
today’s work environment.
Spatial Pressures - Assess prospects and
action plans for rural areas struggling with stagnant or shrinking
populations and understand how they differ from urban environments.
Learn to evaluate existing sites for expansion versus opening new
facilities, based on current and potential workforces.
Working in small teams, you will prepare
cases from your own organization for review and discussion; one case
from each team will be selected for presentation to the class.
Throughout the three-day program, you will also have the extraordinary
opportunity to learn from guest speakers who will share their own
frontline experiences. In addition, you\'ll experience the added value of
making connections with peers from diverse functions and industries
around the world.
Who is right for the program?
Program participants represent a spectrum
of businesses and sectors, geographic regions and nationalities, and
areas of expertise. The unifying theme is a broad base of employees and
recognition of their critical role in your company\'s success.
Typical attendee titles might include:
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Head of a business unit, division, function, or country/region
Board members, including those with audit or risk management responsibility
Human resources executives will benefit from the program. Individual participants are welcome; management teams are encouraged.
Because a diverse participant mix is an
important part of every CPSPD Executive Education program, we look for
candidates who reflect a broad range of industries, functions,
countries, and backgrounds to enrich the learning experience.
Although there are no formal educational
requirements, admission is a selective process based on professional
achievement and organizational responsibility. We look for professionals
who have demonstrated business talent and leadership potential.
CPSPD Executive Education programs enrich both participants and their organizations and require full commitment from each party.
We deliberately design our programs to
encourage individual growth and to foster productive interaction among
participants. For that reason, proficiency in written and spoken English
CPSPD must receive your application and
any other required documents in order to prepare the application for
review by the Admissions Committee.
To apply, you may use our online form or download an application.
The programme will be delivered using the
following methodologies: Lectures, discussions, syndicate work, Videos,
case studies and exercises
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