According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making