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The idea of the future can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be; the future comes one day at a time. Take action to future-prepare yourself, your team, or your organization and listen now! 
 
In this podcast, Keith Keating – a Learning & Development professional, workforce futurist, and design thinking practitioner – explores topics aimed at helping to prepare for and stay ahead of tomorrow. 
 
The future depends on what you do today!
 
http://keithkeating.com

Ahead of Tomorrow Keith Keating

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The idea of the future can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be; the future comes one day at a time. Take action to future-prepare yourself, your team, or your organization and listen now! 
 
In this podcast, Keith Keating – a Learning & Development professional, workforce futurist, and design thinking practitioner – explores topics aimed at helping to prepare for and stay ahead of tomorrow. 
 
The future depends on what you do today!
 
http://keithkeating.com

    Am I Racist? Exploring our Relationship with Racism

    Am I Racist? Exploring our Relationship with Racism

    There is finally a heightened discussion on racism, equity, and diversity happening in the workplace today. However, with many now living at work in our virtual environment, we can no longer separate our personal and professional lives. To explore who we are at work means we need to explore who we are at home.

    Reflecting on our behaviors in our personal life will help us identify ways we may have unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, or subconscious behaviors that may be racist.

    Talethea Best, Founder & CEO of Best Innovations Consulting LLC and diversity, equity, and inclusion leader, and I will explore:


    5 questions to ask yourself to help you identify your relationship with racism
    The importance of understanding yourself within a framework of others
    What it meant for Talethea to learn she was Black
    Ways to acknowledge your privilege
    How to be an Ally

    We cannot change the system of racism if we do not first take a step back and reflect on ourselves, and our behaviors to recognize the role that we play within the system. Only then can we begin to make the necessary changes.

    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. " Desmond Tutu

    • 34 min
    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series for Teachers: Episode 2 - How to Keep Learners Engaged and Energized in the Virtual Classroom (for all ages!)

    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series for Teachers: Episode 2 - How to Keep Learners Engaged and Energized in the Virtual Classroom (for all ages!)

    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series is relevant for ANY facilitator, trainer, teacher (adult or K-12).  But really - I recorded this to help those in greatest need right now: our K-12 teachers.

    This episode will provide tips/tricks & best practices for keeping your students engaged in the virtual classroom through:


    Energizers
    Ice Breakers
    Non-verbal Communication Tools

    *NOTE - these are all great tricks for keeping corporate meetings engaging and interactive too!

    Virtual CAN BE just as engaging and beneficial as in-person...if we design and deliver content in a meaningful way.

    Our world shifted overnight from in-person to virtual, including the way we learn. It's possible you spent your entire teaching career in the classroom - you knew your syllabus by heart, you knew the way your students learned, and you knew how to keep them engaged. And now you are having to unlearn what you knew and relearn a new reality. But how could you possibly have time to unlearn and relearn when you are navigating the pandemic, your personal life, and making every effort to ensure your students are safe. Maybe little direction, or even no direction, has been given to you for best practices or tips & tricks.

    Maybe not every best practice will be valuable for you, but I assure you many will be worth your time.  And don't forget - you can listen to podcasts with increased speed to save time. Change the speed on your platform if I, or anyone else, is talking too slow.  Personalize the speed for your need.

    Please reach out to me on Linkedin or keith@keithkeating.com if I can be of service to any teacher organization (K-12).

    Thank you teachers for all that you do.  You are the bedrock of our future.

    • 20 min
    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series for Teachers: Episode 1 - Moving Content Online (What to Keep, Toss, or Reinvent)

    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series for Teachers: Episode 1 - Moving Content Online (What to Keep, Toss, or Reinvent)

    Optimizing Virtual Learning Series is relevant for ANY facilitator, trainer, teacher (adult or K-12).  But really - I recorded this to help those in greatest need right now: our K-12 teachers.

    This episode will focus on a 4-step process to consider as you are planning your virtual content:

    1. Focus on essential content (Lift & Shift does NOT work)

    2. Calculate how long you need, versus how long you actually have

    3. Plan your critical activities

    4. Thread in the content

     Virtual CAN BE just as engaging and beneficial as in-person...if we design and deliver content in a meaningful way.

    Our world shifted overnight from in-person to virtual, including the way we learn. It's possible you spent your entire teaching career in the classroom - you knew your syllabus by heart, you knew the way your students learned, and you knew how to keep them engaged. And now you are having to unlearn what you knew and relearn a new reality. But how could you possibly have time to unlearn and relearn when you are navigating the pandemic, your personal life, and making every effort to ensure your students are safe. Maybe little direction, or even no direction, has been given to you for best practices or tips & tricks.

    Maybe not every best practice will be valuable for you, but I assure you many will be worth your time.  And don't forget - you can listen to podcasts with increased speed to save time. Change the speed on your platform if I, or anyone else, is talking too slow.  Personalize the speed for your need.

    Please reach out to me on Linkedin or keith@keithkeating.com if I can be of service to any teacher organization (K-12). 

    Thank you teachers for all that you do.  You are the bedrock of our future.

    • 25 min
    Overcoming Bias in Design Thinking (Part 2 of 2)

    Overcoming Bias in Design Thinking (Part 2 of 2)

    If you have a brain, you have bias.

    Bias forms from our own experiences, it forms from the invisible lens through which we all subconsciously see the world. And it exists in all aspects of our lives.

    Rooted in the creative problem-solving methodology of Design Thinking are tools that are intended to help us overcome bias. But, without being aware of it - design thinking itself can inherently be bias.

    One of the best ways to take combat bias is simply recognizing where it exists.

    In part 2 of our series, Sharon Boller and I will be discussing ways bias can occur within each phase of design thinking and what you can do to overcome it.  Collectively we can tame unintentional bias and uncover the real truth for our customers.

    • 19 min
    Overcoming Bias in Design Thinking (Part 1 of 2)

    Overcoming Bias in Design Thinking (Part 1 of 2)

    If you have a brain, you have bias. 

    Bias forms from our own experiences, it forms from the invisible lens through which we all subconsciously see the world. And it exists in all aspects of our lives.

    Rooted in the creative problem-solving methodology of Design Thinking are tools that are intended to help us overcome bias. But, without being aware of it - design thinking itself can inherently be bias.

    One of the best ways to take combat bias is simply recognizing where it exists.

    In this two-part series, Sharon Boller and I will be discussing ways that bias can occur in design thinking to help you be more aware of it.  Collectively we can overcome unintentional bias and uncover the real truth for our customers.

    • 24 min
    Reskilling America - How can we prepare our talent for tomorrow?

    Reskilling America - How can we prepare our talent for tomorrow?

    Ask yourself this:

    - Do I know which roles will continue to exist in my organization in 3-5 years?

    - Do I know which roles in my organization are in greatest demand and those in greatest decline?  

    - And am I adjusting my talent & development strategy to actually service this gap?

    If the answer is "No" or "I don't know" - this episode is a MUST LISTEN NOW episode. 

    The burgeoning skills gap is REAL! An estimated 80+million people need to further develop their skills...whether it's upskilling, reskilling, second-skilling, new skilling, or recognizing transferable skills, it's ALL ABOUT SKILLS!
    On this episode, learning strategist and consultant Matthew Daniel shares insights on the need to create equitable development opportunities for frontline workers and actionable strategies we can execute today to start closing the skills gap.

    We will discuss:
    - Increased need for #equity and #inclusion in L&D and ways to create it
    - Scenario-based planning vs strategy planning
    - How we enable reskilling in organizations
    - L&D industry's moral obligation to support and protect our learners - especially the frontline learners

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

yesthisisbj ,

The future is coming, get ready!

“Ahead of Tomorrow” is a must for company owners, managers and workers, so everyone! Keating makes a strong simple case for ways in which people need to adapt to a changing marketplace without waiting for the changes. He offers professional advice and practical follow-throughs for it, making out-of-the box solutions to our greatest workplace fears seem natural and controllable.

Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 ,

Insightful ideas and actionable advice!

Listened to episode “Trusted Advisor: Skills for Success”. Great intro music and announcer! Got me in the mood to level up. This podcast has a very professional feel. Enjoyed listening to Andrea Howe’s take on what it means to be a trusted advisor. She is super knowledgeable on the subject and seems to enjoy teaching.

This episode was packed full of actionable skills and advice. I loved the segment about “soft stuff” being the “hard stuff”. I have to agree that many things like communication and emotional intelligence are so key. So glad that you emphasized the importance of empathy in this episode. It truly is what the world needs now.

Love you interview style! You really challenge your guest to dig deep and uncover things with thought-provoking questions. Your voice is very relaxed and mellow which calms me as I listen. Thank you for publishing this content and bringing these insights to the world! Recommend this podcast to anyone who enjoys learning and wants to prepare themselves for a brighter future!

MedsnMan ,

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Keith is an insightful, forward looking, articulate and provocative thought leader in the learning space. His interviews are engaging and his topic and speaker selection is “Creme de la creme”. Will not disappoint you and we’ll worth your time to subscribe.

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