The Skills Quotient: How to Determine the Skills of Your Organization

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Discover the skills that your employees have now and what they need for the future using the Skills Quotient.

The world of work is going through a large-scale transition, evolving to the “next big thing” while most of us struggle to keep up. How can companies upskill and reskill their workforces? This session presents research, case studies and a workshop to show how forward-thinking companies are adapting to change and focusing on skills. With the Skills Quotient, organizations can use data to understand their employees' current skills as well as the skills they are building. HR professionals are challenged to let go of traditional ways to close the skills gap, and CEOs and business leaders are challenged to embrace the urgency of reskilling and upskilling the workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trends in the workforce: acceleration, automation, digitization; the new mindset; the 60-year career.
  • How today's skills are becoming obsolete; why predicting future skills is difficult.
  • Trends in corporate learning: personalized learning, talent analytics, technology ecosystems.
  • Applying the Skills Quotient to create a skills inventory and an internal career marketplace, to focus on skills (instead of degrees) for both internal and external recruiting.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Kelly Palmer


KELLY PALMER is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in English/communications and a Master of Science in adult learning and education technology. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed. Kelly lives in San Francisco.

LVCC N255-257
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Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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