Do you and your kid’s know the 4 steps to ensure income success in the future of work? These days you need to be agile and flexible when it comes to work, and you really should manage your career like you would a business. Your kids are going to need novel & adaptive thinking, social intelligence and a design mindset to thrive. They should be learning and using crucial digital citizenship skills and employagility to ensure they shine bright in the future.
They need to take or create opportunities NOW and use new media to hone their skills, build, manage and protect their online reputation. There is no reason why they can’t be makers right now and generate income doing something they love. Welcoming in people to the new realities of the world of work is a task many schools have failed to achieve over the past decade. Let’s face it, who still works for 30 years in the same company?
Jobs that exist now may not even exist in 10 years. Futurists are compiling skill sets that will be essential for all of our economic survival, yet the public education establishment appears oblivious to their work. Imagine your children with the confidence of being able to flex their skills, experience and creativity to ensure a steady stream of multiple incomes now and in the future. Imagine they are following their passions and loving the work they do.
Are you preparing your children for the new economic reality?
Unemployment is at a 30 month high, and many graduates are having a hard time getting a job these days, not experienced enough to get a job but overqualified for entry-level jobs. We are seeing the only way of life we have known disappear. The only constant is change.
- Shrinking job tenure
- Accelerating organisational change
- Blurred boundaries between work and life
- Multiple streams of income
- Growing mobility
- Employee self training
- DIY learning
Do you have any idea of the 10 crucial skills your kids are going to need to survive?We don’t know 100% what the future of work will look like, but we can prepare ourselves and our children to be entrepreneurial, flexible, agile, creative problem solvers. We can all empower ourselves these days with skills which will assist us to continuously learn, shift, expand and create opportunities when required.
10 skills you’ll need to thrive
According to a report titled “Future Work Skills 2020″ from the Institute of the Future, a non-profit research centre which focuses on long-term forecasting, these are the skills we will all need.
- Social intelligence
- Novel & adaptive thinking
- Cross-cultural competency
- Computational thinking
- New-media literacy
- Design mindset
- Cognitive load management
- Virtual collaboration
Jobs will become impermanent, multiple careers will become common. Workers will need continuous training, workers will take the initiative for their own training, workers will take the initiative for their own careers, and workers will join the global economy. Self-employment will boom.
Picture your children in an abundant future, one they are prepared for. A future way of working designed to be agile enough to respond to change and opportunity. Your kids can leverage their personal brand and be working on their terms in any kind of economic climate. They will need to apply these 4 simple steps. This Employagility workshop is designed for 13-17 year old’s. An adult version is coming in February 2012. Register your interest by subscribing to our newsletter.
What we will cover
- The future of work and the top 2 industries to thrive in
- Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? Why?
- Your passions, values, purpose, vision and mission
- Your personal value proposition (PVP)
- Your pathway plan
- Learn to research online
- 10 skills you’ll need to thrive
- Your personal learning plan
- DIY learn online
- Your personal learning network
- Outstanding personal branding
- Latest CV writing skills
- Your e-portfolio
- Your blog, personal page and social channels
- Build and manage your online reputation
- Find and maintain a healthy relationship with a mentor
- Show and give your value to a network
- Become an entrepreneur
- Start a social enterprise
- Embracing change
- Letter to your future self
Check out the Step 1 mindmap
Who will be facilitating this learning event?
Brendan O’Keefe, founder along with wonderful Narvi O’Keefe. We both have Working with Children Check, First Aid Level 2 and appropriate insurance.
Take a bite of these learning snacks
These learning snacks are your kid’s pre-work. Suggest they watch these on the way to and from school or while they are waiting in line for something, otherwise they may miss out on the ‘Big Picture’. Alternatively you could watch a video or the entire snack box when you are hanging out as a family and share the learning with them before they come to the event.