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DIA 2021 Global Annual Meeting


Skills of the Future/The Future of Work

Session Chair(s)

Sheila  Mahoney Jewels, MBA

Sheila Mahoney Jewels, MBA

  • Independent Workforce Advocate
  • LifeSciHub , United States
Whether you are a full time employee, independent consultant, work at a drug sponsor, CRO, vendor, or even government and academia, the skills required to achieve, maintain and grow a career are vastly different today than they were 30 years go- even 10 years ago! As most Human Resources are starting to realize (with no small sense of alarm), even 5 years ago is quite different from today. Even 2 years ago. Humanity has never experienced the rate of change brought on by digitization. We are only in the dawn of how everything is being transformed. The World Economic Forum is calling the digital age’s impact on business and the economy the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. No subject matter expertise has been left untouched, and company training programs can’t keep up. There is only one thing for certain- no department, expertise domain or career path will remain static. The rule of today will shift, tomorrow. It is inevitable. Resistance is futile. Forewarned is forearmed. This session is focused on what to expect in 2021 and beyond. The goal is to survive. The bonus is to thrive.
Learning Objective : Describe what skills will be necessary to survive and thrive in 2021 and beyond; Identify potential gaps re: what the economy, your company and role could need moving forward; Discuss the value of personal branding and skills associated, no matter what job you have now or in the future.