Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal will share his life lessons on leadership, resilience and teamwork at Skillsoft’s upcoming Perspectives conference.
‘Shaq’, as he is often known, is the iconic basketball player who has been named one of the world’s most influential athletes by Forbes magazine. He is also a renowned businessman and entrepreneur – an early investor in Google and the creator of a social media video app called Tout.
His keynote conversation with Skillsoft’s chief marketing officer Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is just one of the highlights of this year’s virtual event, which begins on 23 September.
Other sessions include a powerful keynote from HR industry analyst Josh Bersin, who will look at how HR professionals can respond to “The Great Resignation” as staff seek new opportunities after the pandemic. Bersin will consider why organisations must reinvent their employee experience to attract new talent.
Some of the key topics Perspectives will cover this year are how we move from a skills gap to a skills revolution; who owns the skilling agenda; the future of work; talent development and building a culture of learning that is inclusive and considers ‘the whole person’.
There are a broad range of breakout sessions to enjoy, including sessions on learning design principles and how to build a data culture. There will be discussions on how to plan ahead to build skills for technology and how to build diversity and inclusion into your corporate culture.
Tapping into the current focus on wellbeing and how to build resilience in the post-pandemic era, there will be a talk from Jaz Ampaw-Farr, a TEDx speaker and “resilience ninja” on how we can balance life and work in an increasingly digital age.
Elizabeth Nyamayaro, UN special advisor for the World Food Programme, will look at how organisations can engage with communities to create lasting societal change.
Eric Stine, Skillsoft’s chief revenue officer, will discuss “real life superheroes” with Robin Arzon, head instructor at home cycling phenomenon Peloton. She began her career as a successful lawyer and reinvented herself as an athlete and wellness expert after a life and death experience.
For organisations looking to innovate their talent development strategies, Skillsoft will host a panel discussion on the role of skills development in engagement and retention, including case studies from UNC Health and Eaton.