Introduction to the Talent Transformation Guild

3 Feb 2020 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Automation is transforming the landscape of work and the tasks that we perform. This 4th industrial revolution requires individuals, teams, and organizations develop new skills and new ways of working.

This is a digital transformation underpinned by fast and frequently changing technology to solve the problems and complete tasks previously performed by people. And this digital transformation demands another transformation. A talent transformation. A transformation that will enable individuals to understand the future and the needs for reskilling and upskilling.

We are navigating uncharted territory. Successful organizations will transform in ways that resonate with their vision, business model, and people while leveraging the benefits of automation. Others will fail.

Providing leadership during times of change demands a deep understanding of the issues. What is going to change? How will it change? Who will do what?

That’s where the Talent Transformation Guild comes in.

The Talent Transformation Guild is an agile community of like-minded people looking to be a part of the solution.

The Guild connects human resources professionals, personal coaches, and consultants with each other.

It stimulates conversation by providing webinars, articles, conferences, and a framework known as the Talent Transformation Pyramid. This framework is licensed under creative commons and provides a vocabulary to enable conversations and interventions to prepare for talent transformations.

Learn more and join the Talent Transformation Guild today by visiting:

About the Talent Transformation Guild

The Talent Transformation Guild provides resources for professionals that are preparing for upskilling being triggered by 4th industrial revolution and accelerated by Covid-19. Members include c-level executives, human resource professionals, consultants, and coaches. As a member-driven organization it promotes best practices via webcasts, webinars, podcasts, articles, white papers, research and conversations to improve and make the best of the talents of individuals for the benefit of themselves and the organisations they work for.

The Guild enable stimulating and meaningful discussions to help professionals prepare for talent transformations at individual, team and organizational levels. The Guild supports the Talent Transformation Pyramid, an open source model, designed specifically to recognize the widest possible range of talent influencers and skills. To date many decision-makers are caught in traditional, linear thinking and immediate concerns to consider this. The Talent Transformation Pyramid enables you to address the challenge by promoting more strategic thinking with a focus on an organization’s readiness to perform.

About the Future of Work

According to the World Economic Forum, new and emerging technologies are affecting our lives in ways that indicate we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. This new era will build and extend the impact of digitization in new and unimaginable ways. The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving new capabilities for people and machines. This will see new ways for technology to become embedded within societies and even our bodies.

With process automation, robotic automation, the internet of things the nature of work will change. Some analysts predict that more than 40% of tasks currently performed by humans will be delegated to machines. This does not mean that 40% of people will be put out of work but it does mean that most workers will have to upskill. HR experts are predicting this will dramatically change the landscape of our workforce.

About the Guild's Founders

Eric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He served on the HR Open Standards Consortium to further the goals of open, transparent and trusted approach for HR data standards development. Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) to define launch and track standards for Learning Management Systems.

Martin Belton has provided marketing solutions to organizations supplying HR and Learning solutions throughout Europe. After working with some of the UK’s leading PR Consultancies, he joined Questionmark where he was Sales and Marketing Director working alongside Talent Transformation’s co-founder Eric Shepherd. He was also Sales & Marketing Director at Kallidus (formerly e2train) for seven years before working as a marketing consultant to organizations supplying talent and learning systems including Netex and Saba. Most recently Martin has organized the eLearning Network Annual conference and exhibition.

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