Today’s post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. In this podcast, she speaks with Alexandra Levit about the future of education.
My guest for this podcast is Alexandra Levit. Alexandra is a business and workplace author, speaker, consultant and futurist. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future.
This podcast is part of our series based on our most recently published book, Being Present: A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce. Alexandra’s chapter in our book focuses on the future of education. There, she challenges leaders to think differently about the credentials they’re requiring of their workers as well as the channels they are using to develop workers on the job.
At the time we recorded our conversation in late March, we were just beginning to grapple with the reality of COVID-19 and its impact on everybody’s lives. We spoke about how education was rapidly shifting to distance learning, necessitated by the stay at home orders underway across the world. Three months later, the transformation of the education landscape is still underway. Please listen in on our conversation below to get Alexandra’s take on why this has been a long time coming.