Exploring the Expertise Economy with Kelly Palmer

Kelly Palmer is the author of The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete and succeed, which focuses on the urgent need to upskill the workforce with the skills needed most for the future of work. She’s been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloane Management, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Forbes, and Fast Company among others.

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The Non-Traditional Higher Ed Landscape with Amrit Ahluwalia

Amrit Ahluwalia is the Managing Editor of The EvoLLLution, the online newspaper developed by Destiny Solutions to create a conversation hub focused on non-traditional higher education and the transforming postsecondary marketplace. On this episode, Amrit joins Mike to talk about non-traditional learners in higher education, the importance of continuing education, and the need to reframe the focus of higher education to encompass the broader needs emerging in the workforce.

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Upskilling, Career Shifts, and the Future of Work with Nicolle Merrill

Nicolle Merrill joins Mike to talk about acquiring skills, shifting careers, and overcoming fear and self-doubt. Nicolle is the author of the book Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots. She tells her story of career growth and lessons learned along the way. Nicolle is also the host of a podcast called 50 Conversations in which she explores career shifts, skill development, and the challenges of automation and disruptions in the workplace.

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Five Predictions for the Future of Work with Frank Britt, CEO Penn Foster

This week, Mike sits down with Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster, to talk about the future of work from the perspective of “middle-skilled” employees. Middle-skill jobs require a high school degree and some additional training, but do not require a bachelors degree. Middle-skill jobs account for roughly half of the jobs in the US, and that figure is not expected to change much in the 2020s.

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