Shaping the Future of Readiness: Strategies to Create Change
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakout
Room: Council Suite (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Strategic Planning
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Leaders and innovators in the K-12, postsecondary and employment sectors understand the urgency of ensuring that everyone is ready for college, career and life. A wide range of stakeholders are already pursuing many efforts to close gaps in academic achievement, educational attainment, skills and employment. Yet those gaps will not be closed if we view readiness only through today's lenses. To prepare young people for the changing nature of work and help them thrive amid rapid change and significant uncertainty, we need to redefine readiness for the emerging era. In this session, leaders and innovators will explore strategies for redefining readiness, considering ways people can be empowered to bring about change, how structures might need to be reorganized to align with future needs, and how society can be encouraged to rethink approaches to readiness. They will surface key opportunities and challenges and examine their current efforts in light of them.
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate