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Is our Education System Failing us in an Era when Machines can do Everything and Fast?

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Learning will be a key factor in the 21st century. Making sure we personally are learning and that educators are helping develop the next generation is a challenging task. This is because our models for learning and educating are routed in the 20th Century mindset. Is a 4 year degree necessary when the job market will be so changed by the time you get out? You’ll graduate into jobs that don’t exist. We need to learn how to learn, how to build relationships, and innovate collectively. These are not things necessarily discussed in today’s curriculum. Where should you look to further your education? Join us as we discuss with this week’s special guest, Dr. Jim Goodrich, Stoller Distinguished Chair of Business and Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University.

Jim Goodrich, Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University

Jim Goodrich is currently Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University, where he is responsible for creating a new strategic plan for the College and growing the operation. Prior to this he was Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles, where he was chief academic and administrative officer responsible for strategic management, internal operations, faculty, budgets and external relations. Goodrich has been active in strategic planning and leadership development in higher education as Dean or Associate Dean for the past 20 years.

Jim’s career also includes accomplishments as a teacher, scholar and consultant. Dr. Goodrich started his teaching at the University of the Pacific in California, where he became a tenured full professor and Director of the Westgate Center for Management Development. Jim has done training and consulting for national and international clients including IBM, Coca-Cola, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Deloitte, the Red Cross and public agencies such as CALTRANS. He has also done executive coaching for the Marshall Goldsmith organization with C-suite executives in multinational firms – as well as innovative leaders of smaller organizations – for many years.

 

Are we Catching Up to Make Star Wars a Reality?

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Are we catching up to make Star Wars a reality? Yes we are, according to Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the world forever; and as history teaches us, we can never go back. Join us this week as we discuss the meaning of work when robots can do everything, and we are quickly realizing what seemed like fiction in Star Wars. What will happen to the driver in driverless cars? Vivek Wadhwa argues (and we agree) that AI is changing the dynamics of life and that we are on the verge of solving the “grand challenges of humanity”. It is an exciting time for those who embrace it and a very bumpy one for those who have their heads in the sand. Join us for a lively discussion with Vivek Wadhwa, author and named one of the top 100 global thinkers and top 40 most influential minds in tech by Time Magazine.

Vivek Wadhwa, author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Vivek Wadhwa is a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the FutureThe Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent, which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012; and of Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, which documents the struggles and triumphs of women. Wadhwa has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Emory University, and Singularity University.

 

 

 

 

Traditional Leadership Tools are Dead Along with Hierarchy

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As we careen into the 21st Century, it is becoming increasingly clear that the traditional tools and techniques of the 20th Century are designed for a bygone era. Gone are hierarchies and traditional talent management tools that served a great purpose in industrial settings, but are not as effective in the fast-paced world of the gig economy and agile organizations. Strategy as we know it is no longer the business power house it used to be. Organizations can be gone by the time they pull together their strategy, yet alone try to implement it. Leadership is much more distributed and project-based than the control-based vertical leadership of the past. Join us in talking about the new shape of the 21st Century workplace and the new tools and approaches that will catapult you and your organization to the forefront. We will be discussing these topics with Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, who is leading the cutting edge for the work world of the future.

Michael Chavez, Chief Executive Officer for Duke Corporate Education

Michael’s interest and focus is on helping his clients to connect strategy and leadership. In particular, he teaches, facilitates and advises in the areas of leadership and culture, organizational networks, team collaboration, strategy and execution. Michael brings to Duke CE more than 20 years of experience in the fields of executive management, marketing, strategy consulting, and organizational learning and development. He has led projects all over the world and in a variety of industries, including software, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail, financial services and media.