The Workforce of the Future

Wednesday, October 31 | 9:45AM–11:15AM MT | Four Seasons Ballroom 2-3, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Featured Session
Delivery Format: Panel Presentation
A panel of higher education and industry leaders will explore forces shaping the workforce of the future and the implications for higher education. Technology plays a major role, both in workforce futures and in higher education's response. The panel will consider such questions as: What does higher education need to do to be the essential lifelong training ground for the future workforce? What do employers expect of their workforce, and is higher education meeting their needs? How can and should the relationship between higher education and employers change? How is technology changing jobs and skills needed, careers, and the educational experience?

This session has been designated as part of the Diana G. Oblinger Forum this year. This series of non-exclusive sessions requires no additional registration or fees.


  • Lois Brooks

    CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Waded Cruzado

    President, Montana State University
  • Laura Ipsen

    President & CEO, Ellucian
  • Michele Norris

    Former NPR Host and Special Correspondent, Founding Director, The Race Card Project & Executive Director of The Aspen Project's, The Bridge
  • Karen Stout

    President and CEO, Achieving the Dream, Inc