Future skilling your public sector workforce

Future skilling your public sector workforce

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, Liza Wisner, an award winning television personality, radio show host and keynote speaker who works in the public sector of the City of Corpus Christi, explored future skilling in an organization, the advancement of technology, and the post COVID world.

It is vital for a company to implement future skilling as part of a training strategy. As a human capital services manager for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, Liza Wisner works in development, homeless services and housing development and sees future skilling as an incredibly important tool for the 3000 employees she works with. Future skilling has three main components: 

  • revolution
  • upskilling and reskilling 
  • future skilling blueprint

Revolution starts with asking why we are doing what we do and helps us understand the ways that industries are changing and how to adapt as quickly as possible. For example, when the city of Corpus Christi was forced to adapt their working style because of coronavirus, they were prepared due to the advanced technology systems that they already had in place.

The future skilling blueprint helps people understand that the organization is shifting and that people have the ability to constantly build their skill set. Developing a plan focused on the people in your organization is important to encourage capable employees and make sure people are happy at work. Capitalizing on people’s strengths not only makes them more successful, it also makes them happier at work. Part of a future skilling blueprint is not only looking at the people in your organization but also the machines we work with. The future skilling blueprint shows people how to show up to get work done through:

    • Growth mindset
      • Employees have to understand that failure is an opportunity to grow.
    • Energy management
      • People have to rest and make themselves ready to do their work mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
    • Recognizing deep work vs. shallow work
      • Deep work requires great effort and critical thinking that people should focus on.
      • Shallow work is repetitive work that could be outsourced to technology.

Future skilling your workforce is critical to the future of your organization in this changing landscape. These strategies benefit the future that the workforce has and can unlock the potential of employees. Learn more and watch the webinar here. 

With courses offered in multiple languages, and available on multiple devices we help companies like yours develop the world’s most developed and admired global workforces. For more information on how OpenSesame can save you time and money by curating the right courses for your organization, contact us at info@opensesame.com today.