Wednesday, July 17 :
NEW TIME: 2 – 4 PM, SPEAKERS AT 3 PM
As the world of employment turns toward automation and robotics, here’s something artificial intelligence will never master: soft skills.
What are soft skills, exactly? According to the Stanford Research Institute International and the Carnegie Mellon Foundation, they are reason for 75% of long-term job success. They are the personal and interpersonal skills — people skills — including but not limited to:
- basic respectfulness to show up on time and look you in the eye;
- higher order capacities to be a self-directed creative problem finder, solver and communicator who works well with others in a team.
Bottom line: We’d all like bright employees who can work independently, creatively, and collaboratively without being micromanaged. And our next Biz Café speaker believes it’s possible — with a little inspiration.
Come watch Mary Alber, PhD, MBA, of the Education Innovation Collaborative, in our next Biz Café: “Closing the Soft Skills Gap.”
At this Biz Café, you’ll learn a whole lot about soft skills based on Alber’s doctoral research on personal development systems. You’ll leave this Biz Café with:
- The latest data on the competencies that are in most demand by employers in Northern Nevada;
- An understanding of why today’s school system isn’t developing soft skills;
- Action plans for parents and employers to integrate soft skills into your home and places of work.
And here’s a scheduling change to note on your calendar: By popular request, Biz Café is now from 2-4 p.m.
Please join us at Rounds Bakery from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17; the program starts at 3 p.m. It’s free to attend, no RSVPs are needed, and everyone is welcome!
All of us can play a role in nurturing skills to empower business, our regional economy and our quality of life. This is a Biz Café that will show you exactly how!