Navigating the Future of Work and Education on Holistic Leadership

July 26, 2023
Geoffrey Roche


The future of work and education looks vastly different today than in 2019. The global pandemic shook the way people work and receive an education in ways once thought unimaginable.

Technological advancements, demographic shifts, and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic all play a role in shaping the future of work and education. As the nature of jobs changes, so must the education and training that prepares individuals for these roles. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, 43% of work tasks will become automated by 2027. OECD estimates a radical transformation of over 1 billion jobs in the next decade. It’s critical for organizations to recognize the need to reskill and upskill their employees.

How can people effectively navigate the future of work and education to meet the needs of today’s workforce and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges?

Welcome to the Holistic Leadership podcast, hosted by Geoffrey Roche and Dr. Travis Hearne. In this episode, they engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Brandon Busteed, Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head of Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan. The discussion explores the current state of the workforce, the evolving landscape of education, and the crucial role of leadership in bridging the gap between the two.

Critical insights from this conversation points include:

  • The need for a paradigm shift in higher education and employment, moving towards a model of seamless learning and work are seamlessly integration
  • The importance of scaling best practices in education and employment to meet the demands of a changing workforce
  • The potential of hybrid models in expanding access to opportunities, such as internships, to a more diverse pool of talent

Brandon Busteed is an internationally recognized thought leader in education and workforce development. He currently leads Kaplan’s efforts in serving universities and employers, leveraging the organization’s global educational offerings and insights to help them adapt, grow, and thrive. Before Kaplan, Busteed served as the worldwide head of the public sector at Gallup, leading groundbreaking studies and consultations with hundreds of higher education leaders. As an entrepreneur, he founded one of the country’s first successful ed tech companies, Outside the Classroom, which was acquired by Everfi in 2011. A prolific speaker and author, Busteed has published over 100 articles and keynoted more than 200 conferences. He was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Education and frequently contributes to

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