Eight Critical Skills for the Future

by Gary Woodill on April 8, 2011

What do you need to know to thrive in the future? Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, has listed eight critical skills for the future that he believes should be part of the education of young people. Adults could benefit from these skills as well. The skills in Frey’s list are:

  1. Communication Management
  2. Reputation Management
  3. Privacy Management
  4. Information Management
  5. Opportunity Management
  6. Technology Management
  7. Relationship Management
  8. Legacy Management

in addition to the eight new critical skills listed above, Frey says that there are “two traditional skills that need to be radically updated to match the needs of today’s world.” These are time management and money management.

The above list is not meant to be all-inclusive for what is needed in the future of learning. But read the descriptions of each of the above skills and you will see that we all need to shift our thinking about almost all aspects of your lives.

Eight Critical Skills for the Future | Futurist Speaker | Thomas Frey | 8 April 2011


Do Learning Management Systems Have a Future?

by Gary Woodill on April 24, 2007

For several years now a number of industry pundits have been predicting the demise of learning management systems. Personally, I don’t think they’re going away, but will be part of a mix of systems for tracking learning experiences that will range from LMSs to personal electronic portfolios. It is true that learning management systems have evolved from simplistic imitations of school-based control systems to more elaborate enterprise systems that allow a for a variety of ways to track and facilitate learning. Recently, I reviewed the evolution of learning management systems in the Canadian HR Reporter.

As long as there is a demand for tracking and reporting of courses, assessments, and achievements within large organizations, I believe there will be a demand for some form of learning management systems. For a copy of the article, click here.