Chaos to Change: Fusing Upskilling and DEI

Learning Objectives

For far too long we've had separate conversations about upskilling our workforce and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn In's CEO, David Blake, argues that it's now time to combine the conversation as a way to propel your workforce forward into the future of work for everyone. Blake is a life-long learner and previous CEO & founder of Degreed and Zinch (later Chegg) who has made it his life goal to help create an education system that is accessible, affordable, equitable, and outcomes-oriented. David will address the current state of upskilling and common challenges companies face in the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reflect on how we can execute real change via a talent infrastructure that not only removes blockers but also builds talent inclusively.

Key Takeaways:

  • State of Upskilling: Where we are today with upskilling in the context of DE&I and why the urgency has increased

  • Evaluate your Talent Infrastructure: Learn about specific blockers such as time, finance, and accountability to building talent inclusively

  • Making change happen: Uncover essential factors for institutional change and a checklist ideas to immediately implement inside your organization