March 2021, New Delhi:
The Policy Times in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, India which has been bestowed the title of ‘Institute of Eminence’ from the Indian government organized a webinar on Learning Future Skills And Preparing For Future Jobs ” as part of academic exchange and integration vision within South Asia on Wednesday, March 31 from 5.30 pm -7.30 (IST).
Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Dean, International Partnership, Head of Department for Economics, Shiv Nadar University, India shared the mindset to adapt in the present world are able to learn new skill sets and learn to identify the problem with creativity and empathy and to shape such mindset the key elements are knowledge from the integrated and comprehensive multi-disciplinary domain,self-exploration and an urge for new discovery and take account of the diversity of perspective and diverse approach and passion to learn and incorporating research as a core part of the study.
Full Session Link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=869091233938623&ref=watch_permalink
Mr. Richard Rekhy, Board Member of KPMG Dubai and Former CEO, KPMG India one of the most intelligent minds of India with vast industry experience stated the importance of observing the industry before choosing the career and technology is going to be an important decider of future skills and jobs. Employability skills in current time are smart working and articulate presentation, proficiency, situational reflex in life and practical wisdom and the ability to relate to situations and quick action to every situation and added mix of composure, compassion, and ethics are all the package to navigate in today’s work life.
Professor Dave Dowland, Registrar of BRAC University, Bangladesh believed the quality of human resources needed as workforce remains the same in some base principals but added elements are speed in productivity, flexibility to innovative adaptation, the strength of imagination, and readiness to work globally barring all prejudices. The most important building basics of workplace skills and cross-border academic collaboration are increased connectivity across backgrounds throughout their academic career and personal life.
Dr. Khaja Mohteshamuddin, Instructor, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi advised the young minds to stay focused, get out of their comfort zone and keep up-skilling, and value time and time as a way of shaping very important moments in life.
Dr. Shalu Kalra, Associate Professor, Department of Finance Shiv Nadar University, India based her advice on cognitive and Meta Cognitive Skills, the ability to challenge existing ideas and digital awareness, and data judiciousness.
Dr. MD. Aftab Uddin, Principal, Noakhali Science, and Commerce College, Bangladesh, and Ms. Shikha Zaman, Superintendent of Seabreeze International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh were some other eminent speakers in the webinar.