10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

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Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? These skills aren’t specifically addressed in the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam, but they will be invaluable for association professionals as they deal with changes in their market and workplace. If you don’t provide education on future work skills , your members will find that education elsewhere. Boyd separates these two skills but I believe they go hand in hand.

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

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47 percent of working millennials freelance now—a larger percentage than any other generation and another predictor of the growing freelance economy. Do you know how many freelancers are working in your profession and industry? In what capacities are they working? Freelancers stay competitive by learning new skills. 49 percent of freelancers said their work has already been affected by AI and robotics, while only 18 percent of traditional workers said the same.

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Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

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According to a Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study, nearly 50 percent of retirees want to continue working in retirement. One-third said they have to because they need the money, and two-thirds want to work to stay mentally active. will have more than 15 million new jobs but only 9 million people of working age (18 to 64) to fill those positions. Employees eligible for retirement at his firm either work part-time or on a per-project basis while drawing from their retirement fund.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

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A learning pathway is a designated route through online classes, courses, and other educational programs that is designed to help someone achieve a learning goal, for example, prepare for a specific career or update skills. These companies know that people need to acquire new skills to hold onto their existing jobs, move into new jobs, and enter new careers. A variety of learning pathways gives people the opportunity to “choose their own adventure” while working toward their goals.