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Future of Work

Prepare for the future, inside and outside the classroom, at the Future of Work events for community, faculty and staff.

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Email events@cnm.edu.

Are you ready for the Future of Work? CNM and CNM Ingenuity are partnering with national and local business leaders to identify ways we can best prepare for the impacts of advanced technologies, globalization, and increasing rates of change on our workplaces.

At our first event last year, we learned from a futurist why we need to prepare for the Future of Work now. This year, we will learn from business leaders how we can prepare for the Future of Work.

In the first session on February 20, CNM invites the community to join the conversation. Keynote speakers will address topics that can then be further discussed during a networking reception.

The second session, on February 21, is a professional development opportunity for CNM faculty and staff, but is also open to other interested parties. The day will open with a general session in which we hear from national and local speakers, followed by lunch and various breakout sessions on the future of work and learning to include:

  • Future of work and learning environments
  • Future of augmented reality (AR) in teaching and learning
  • Impacts of Millennials on the future of work and learning
  • Fostering the “agile mindset” for the future of accelerated change
  • The possibilities of data science to help organizations do good
  • Managing flexible and remote workers
  • Leadership for the future: building effective teams
  • A virtual reality experience and its implications for the future of learning

2020 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth J. Kistin Keller, PhD
First Lady Keller currently works in systems research and analysis at Sandia National Laboratories and will speak about the future of work and complex systems analysis. She is an Albuquerque native and received a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Masters and PhD in International Development Studies as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. First Lady Keller worked for several years internationally in global water conflict and cooperation.

Andrew Kim, Manager of Workspace Futures at Steelcase
Mr. Kim’s areas of expertise include innovation planning, strategy, user research, and design methods. Steelcase is an industry leader in understanding how trends in the future of work will shape employee interactions, learning, and work environments. They are a leader in implementing future-thinking working environments to best support high performance. As the rate of change in the world increases and the digital revolution gains momentum, how might organizations be better prepared for tomorrow? Mr. Kim will share how the future of work is impacting organizations and the experiences they are providing employees and learners.

Corey Williams, VP of Marketing at Idaptive
Mr. Williams is based in New Mexico, working for a tech company based in Silicon Valley. As such, he recognizes the challenges of recruiting and hiring talent locally to meet the needs of global tech ecosystem. Silicon Valley serves as a dynamic laboratory of modern work models such as outsourced work, mobile/remote work, agency work, freelance/gig work, and more. As a Silicon Valley executive for the past 20 years (including working the past 5 years remotely from Albuquerque), Mr. Williams will share his perspective on workforce trends, what he looks for when assembling a team, and what challenges need to be overcome to be successful in the future.


A Community Conversations 2020 Event

  • Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Smith Brasher Hall (717 University Blvd.)
  • Cost: $20
  • Post-Event Information: Refreshments will be provided with an opportunity for networking and further discussion

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The Future of Work for Faculty and Staff

The keynote speakers, with the exception of First Lady Keller, will also present to CNM Faculty and Staff as a professional development opportunity.

  • Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Location: Smith Brasher Hall (717 University Blvd)
  • Cost: Free to CNM Employees; $50 for non-CNM attendees
  • Other Information: Lunch will be provided.

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