As machines assume more work tasks human workers (that's you!) will require new skills to create value in the workplace. To thrive you will need to learn continuously, unlock your creativity, and become an adept collaborator.
Whilst technical skills will remain important most of us will not build apps. We will ,however, have to apply our human skills (sometime called 'soft skills') to extract value from the machines we interact with and to create immunity for ourselves as essential participants in the labour market.
But where can you learn these human skills? Well definitely not in a 20th century education setting! That’s where the Future Work Skills Academy comes in. We are dedicated to designing, developing and delivering engaging skill-building programs for 21st century workplace superheroes.
'The greatest power on earth is the magnificent power we all possess. The power of the human brain.'
This is a popular quote by the Marvel character Charles Xavier in the blockbuster movie X-Men. He is the professor at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning where they teach their students how to harness the powers they already possess, but can’t control.
When they are in control, they become superheroes.
(Re)discover your skills!
The Future Work Skills Academy's programs actually work in the same way!
We just enhance your human skills and show you how to use them to be superheroes at work. We don’t teach you how to fly or shoot laser with your eyes. But we do teach you how to make the most from your human skills like...
Empathy | Visualisation | Communication | Problem Solving
Sensing | Creativity | Problem Framing | Collaboration | Insight
Get to know our Programs
The human+ program is designed to develop self-awareness, personal insight, and build confidence in your unique human capabilities.
4 of the world’s leading experts in the skills of Social Intelligence, Visual SenseMaking, Design Mindset and Novel & Adaptive Thinking have designed immersive, work-based learning experiences that will unleash your creativity , empathy, and problem framing and solving skills for engagement in The Future of Work.
There’s absolutely no doubt that the Future of Work is going to involve a new generation of work tools and the workplace superhero needs agency and confidence in deploying these to create value.
We aren’t all going to be coders or build apps or create the next tech startup but we are going to have to understand the fundamental principles of 21st century workplace technology.
2 of the world’s leading experts in the skills of Computational Thinking & Cognitive Load Management have created the humanx program: designed to give you agency in the digital workplace of the future.
The human* Program recognises that the Future of Work will involve operating across cultures and physical dimensions in teams from multiple skills domains all whilst utilising new media literacies.
In this program, 4 of the world’s leading experts in the skills of Transdisciplinarity, Cross Cultural Competence, Virtual Collaboration and New Media Literacy have created unique and engaging learning content to build your 21st workplace super powers of collaboration.
The human+ Program is your pathway to greater fulfilment and purpose at work, higher median wages and more job opportunities.Based on the based on the skills identified in the Institute for the Future’s 10 Skills for the Future of Work the Program comes in a variety of formats to suit your learning preferences.
Not sure if this is for you? Check out the Free Preview programs available in our course catalogue.Humans are the 21st century strategic advantage in the workplace and you are one step away from fulfilling your promise!!
“The human+ program eases the fears many people have about the future workplace changing with automation and digitization. This program very eloquently and compellingly shows how inherently human skills are a must in the future workplace and how human capabilities can not be substituted with technology. Each unit in the program showcases how human qualities increase the value and advancement of the workplace. This program is a necessary reminder of what makes us inherently human, unique, adaptive and creative as the world around us changes.”Kiran Shoker
“This course focuses on an important series of skills necessary for work in the future. The group assignment greatly enhanced my learning through the practice of these skills. ”Denise Nowicki
“A wonderful thank you to Donna and your Team for all the time you invest in us. Life would be dry without learning and growth. As good wine matures with age, so shall the inputs and seed you've sown in us.”Onyedikachi Ude
“It was awesome learning experience!”Priyanka Gulati
“I really enjoyed the course and learning new techniques which I will be working on going forward.”Bernadette Canniffe
“I have learned a valuable set of skills that I look forward to using in both my professional and personal life.”Christopher Moges
“The amount of self-awareness I gained through the human+ program has allowed me to deliver greater value back to my organization. It was awesome!”Manny Gigante
“Great program providing an in-depth look at “soft skills” needed not only for positive interactions in the workplace, but in everyday life. ”Lisa Strong
“human+ provides different tools to deal with the human aspects of any system. Delivered by skills specialists from around the world it is like having access to your dream human library.”Ashwani Kumar Sinha
“human+ has pushed the envelop and expanded my knowledge on empathy and skills required for the 4IR, my understanding has broadened, illuminated. An absolute must for every Agile work environment. Love it.”Onyedikachi Ude