MHI Annual Conference Speaker Named to Thinkers50 2021 Shortlist

2021 MHI Annual Conference speaker Michelle R. Weise, PhD has recently been named to the shortlists for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards in partnership with Executive Networks. The shortlists identify eight thinkers in several award categories who have made an exceptional contribution over the last two years. Michelle R. Weise, PhD has been nominated in the talent category for her exceptional work to advance our understanding of the changing talent landscape.

We could not be more excited to have Michelle R. Weise, PhD speak at the 2021 MHI Annual Conference October 3-6, 2021 in Phoenix AZ. Her session titled, Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist, will address the infrastructure we need to build for a future filled with 20, 30, and/or more job changes. From wraparound supports for workers to targeted education, integrated earning and learning, and transparent and fairer hiring, Dr. Weise will discuss the research from her latest book on how we prepare talent as the ground shifts beneath their feet. It’s not too late to miss this important sessions along with 20+ hours more of robust education programming including technology, future trends and workforce tracks. Register for the 2021 MHI Annual Conference today.

About Michelle R. Weise, PhD

Dr. Michelle R. Weise is an entrepreneur-in-residence and senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group. Her work over the last decade has concentrated on preparing working-age adults for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Before joining Imaginable Futures, Michelle was the chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and led workforce strategies as well as Strada Institute for the Future of Work. Prior to that, she was chief innovation officer at Southern New Hampshire University and designed and led the innovation center called Sandbox ColLABorative. She also led the higher education practice at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. There, she and the late Clay Christensen coauthored Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution (2014). Her commentaries on redesigning higher education and developing more innovative workforce and talent pipeline strategies have been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Harvard Business Review and on PBSNewshour.

Michelle’s new book, Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Yet, published in November 2020 and she has recently been named to the Thinkers 50 Radar 2021 List.