21st Century Skills Academy


Everywhere you turn, there’s another news story emphasizing the impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on enterprise. Along with that are headlines screaming about Silicon Valley giants siphoning off global talent at a time when machine learning has become a huge driver in the battle for digital transformation dominance.

But where is the nexus between hype and truth?

Our Academy is a tactical approach to future proofing current human resources and developing talent pipelines in an increasingly talent scarce environment.

Our World

By 2020:

  • 94% of companies see that AI can bring them competitive advantage, but only 5% have extensively incorporated AI.
  • 1 in 5 workers engaged in non-routine tasks will rely on AI to do a job.
  • One-third of the desired skill sets of most jobs would be comprised of skills not yet considered crucial today.
  • Artificial intelligence will become a positive job motivator.

By 2030:

  • Global GDP could be 14% higher, or USD$15.7 trillion as a result of AI, making it the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy.
  • 1 in 3 jobs - ‘at risk’ of automation Australia-wide.

No sector or business is in any way immune from the impact of AI… The big question is how to secure the talent, technology and access to data to make the most of this opportunity?

We help organizations build both the soft and hard skills needed to successfully navigate objectives, targets and an ever changing context. 

Elements of Our Approach

Each Functional Academy draws from a broad range of assets and channels to provide custom learning journeys that deliver sustainable change. Including:

1. Needs and Context Assessments

Individual and organizational capability assessments to identify current state of key capabilities, mapped against mega-trends.

2. Curriculum and Syllabus

Full scope and sequence of all key topics, for both technical and higher level skill development.

3. Learning journeys

Curricular topics and key learning experiences to build desired capabilities for each learner cohort.

4. Technical courses

Short, emerging tech courses focused on priority capability topics.

5. In-person workshops

Interactive, facilitated workshops, with aligned field assignments, to explore new capabilities.

6. Experiential learning

Opportunities for deeper exploration and hands-on experiences, either in person or online, to apply new competencies.

7. Coaching and ToT support

Professional offerings to enable scaling of skill acquisition.

8. Talent pipeline

Tactical approach to solidify future HR needs in a skills depleted environment. Go beyond partnerships.

9. Post-Academy assessments

Focused assessments of soft and hard capabilities to assess Academy impact.

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