Relearning to Learn
As the pace of technological and societal change accelerates, continuously learning and updating one’s skill set is a necessity to stay employable. U.S. National Bureau of Labor statistics show that on average, baby boomers born between 1957 and 1964 held an average of 11.7 jobs from the ages 18 to 46. This trend is likely to persist, even accelerate, for successive generations. Research conducted by Future Workplace in 2012 indicated millennials born between 1977 and 1997 expect to stay in jobs less than 3 years at a time, potentially representing 15-20 jobs over a lifetime.
Embracing continuous learning as a survival skill – one that opens eyes to new opportunities and keeps mental gears operating at optimum speed – helps people roll with the inevitable changes that just keep coming. Brain research shows that humans are capable of learning new things throughout life, and staying mentally engaged can in fact protect from the ravages of dementia in older age.
This discussion will address the challenge of mental agility from two perspectives:
• What strategies can we personally employ to stay mentally agile?
• How can we help learners learn more effectively and build lifelong habits to successfully navigate constant change?
We begin at 7:30 am to meet, greet and gather questions for discussion. Program runs from 8:00 am to 9:00am.
500 S. Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620.
Room: Gidget A. Hopf Leadership and Learning Institute, second floor.
Park in Lot B. Entrance is under a large concrete/glass canopy.
Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
7:30 - 8:00 AM: Connect with peers, gather questions for discussion.
8:00-9:00 AM: Program
This is a special interest group (SIG) meeting. SIG meetings are free to members, and the first 2 SIG meetings are free to non-members.