Transforming Talent: Upskilling Your Workforce to Thrive in a Changing World

Tuesday 1st December | 1:30pm UK Time

Upskilling is essential when you’re preparing your organization for the future. But when that future is so uncertain, how can you identify the skills you need and reach your goals? Businesses that build and implement a successful talent development strategy can create an innovative and agile workforce that stays resilient amid the most unpredictable challenges.

Join this interactive roundtable, and find out how to implement an advanced, people-focused upskilling strategy. You’ll explore questions like:

What are the key future skills needed by the workforce of today?
How can I identify skills gaps?
How can I keep up with growing demand for personal development?
How can I set attainable skill goals with measurable progress and feedback?
Thinking outside the box, what skills initiatives have worked in my organisation?

HRD Virtual Roundtables are open to senior HR professional only and all bookings are subject to approval by the HRD team. For further information please contact [email protected]


Sascha Schneider

CHRO | Montblanc

Since 2009, Sascha Schneider has been Executive Vice President Human Resources & Organisation and a member of the Executive Board of the Hamburg luxury label Montblanc, which is part of the international luxury goods group Richemont. He is thus responsible for 3,300 employees worldwide. A graduate in law, Sascha has been working for 20 years in international management positions in Human Resources and IT & Organization in various industries, such as FMCG and banking. Sascha, who sees effective HR work as the enabler of sustainable value creation, is working in particular on tomorrow's work organization, the changing role of HR, the effects and changes of the digital transformation on companies and employees and global talent management.

Janice Burns

Chief Career Experience Officer | Degreed

As a human capital futurist and strategist, Janice Robinson Burns develops and implements talent management and development programs that drive business results. She currently serves as Chief Career Experience Officer of Degreed. Prior to Degreed, Janice spent 27 years at Mastercard, with her most recent role as their Chief Learning Officer. As CLO, she led the design and implementation of employee learning experiences and development programs globally, as well as development of frameworks to advance managerial capabilities and effectiveness. Prior to the CLO role, Janice served as Group Head of Human Resources for the Global Products and Solutions organization and Chief Diversity Officer of Mastercard. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.