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Skills to thrive in the age of AI

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UpSkill Digital’s research and evidence-based course will equip leaders with the skills needed to thrive in the age of AI.


As AI evolves, it will continuously shift traditional leadership competencies. Now more than ever, leaders must develop and sustain their awareness of the many ways AI is transforming the key capabilities they require to evolve their current skills, eliminate obsolete ones and acquire new competencies to remain relevant and be future-ready.

A World Economic Forum study states that ‘the rapid evolution of machines and algorithms in the workplace could create 133 million new roles in place of 75 million that will be displaced between now and 2022’ and that such a transformation will have a profound effect on the global workforce. However, in terms of overall numbers of jobs, the outlook is positive.

In light of this, businesses must take an active role in supporting their existing workforce through reskilling and upskilling but equally, create supportive platform services to enable individuals to take a proactive approach to their own lifelong learning.

The cross-generational and socio-cultural challenges humanity will face lies in our ability to rapidly and regularly shift our mindsets. We will have to develop a growth mindset, become less risk-averse and adopt agile and experimental ways of thinking and working. Such big and fundamental shifts will not come easily. Leaders will have to become the facilitators who can prepare, motivate, and equip their people to comfortably accept and embrace continuous change. But before assisting others, leaders must be prepared themselves. We’ve seen failure after failure caused by the lack of a foundational understanding of AI among senior executives.

AI For Leaders is an UpSkill Digital training programme designed from the ground up, taken from the leader’s perspective and incorporates action learning activities to promote critical reflection, a practice proven by research to effectively develop leadership qualities such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and it also uses error-based learning an effective tool for overcoming and understanding oneself. AI For Leaders; an intense transformative set of programmes for those seeking to rapidly adopt, apply and sustain the six key skills proven to dramatically drive effective and successful digital transformation.

A new programme aimed at decision-makers across all sectors who understand the importance of being ready for Revolution 4.0 and who are aware that digitally transformed landscapes will require more human centricity. An activity-based experience prioritising practices for building people-focused strategies and agile frameworks for lifelong learning initiatives.

The focus? Building capacity in areas where AI will more often than not struggle to outperform humans i.e. problem solving, creativity, negotiation, collaborative design, conflict resolution, and crisis response.