How to Future Proof Your Career

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?

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Dr Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan


Dr Jasmine Virhia

Dr Jasmine Virhia

We are currently in a transition period where the future of work is being defined.

The world of work is being shaped by the Great Resignation, technology changes and varying policies around hybrid working. But what does this all mean for skills? What skill-set should you hone to be a future leader? What skills should you acquire to be in demand on the labour market? Do we all need to be tech savvy? And what are the skills that will allow a person be in demand in the labour market a decade from now.

Join Dr Grace Lordan, author of Think Big, where she will answer these questions and more. Grace will also be telling you more about the value of investing in becoming an inclusive leader through a behavioural science approach.

Meet our speaker and chair

Grace Lordan (@profgracelordan) is the author of Think Big, Associate Professor and founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Grace is an economist and an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board, a member of the UK government’s BEIS social mobility taskforce and is on the Women in Finance Charter’s advisory board. She is course convenor of LSE’s Online Certificate Course Inclusive Leadership Through Behavioral Science. For more information about Grace, please visit her website.  

Jasmine Virhia is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science at The Inclusion Initiative. Dr Virhia has an academic background in Cognitive Neuroscience and is interested in how individuals and firms make decisions. She is currently conducting qualitative research to explore how the future of work will look across financial and professional services post Covid-19, focussing on flexibility, productivity and well-being. Alongside this, Dr Virhia is investigating how to create inclusive work cultures and how firms can measure sustainable change.

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival's "Skills for a fast-changing world" series, hosted by LSE Online. LSE experts discuss research trends in their field about professional skills we need for success. LSE Online makes LSE’s world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of online programmes to equip you and your organisation with the knowledge and skills to advance in an ever-changing world. Discover our courses.

The LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? is running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEFestival

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