DeVinck explained how ethics and values are at the core of his decision making. He offered students a variety of career advice. He stressed the importance of students having a mentor throughout their careers. He encouraged students to always be engaged and to realize that someone is always watching you and opportunities can arise from doing even the simplest of things. Alston recommended students to be confident, approachable, accountable, respectful, competitive and to always surround yourself with good people. Click below to hear Ron Alston's speech. Your browser does not support the audio element.
Students and faculty learned about the "secret sauce" of maurices' corporate culture that has led to exceptional employee engagement and long term financial growth. Over the past four years maurices has been named a top workplace. The company is committed to giving back to the community and each year they close their Duluth offices for one day to volunteer in the community.
He discussed the importance of supporting ethical behavior at work by setting the tone at the top of the organization, reinforcing value across the company and to call out unethical behavior quickly. The founders shared the importance of preparing a detailed business plan early on and the process of obtaining financing. Students learned about the successes and challenges involved in starting up a new business. Sustainability is a key aspect of their business and they explained why they chose to use cans instead of bottles for their beer.
They discussed how their company gives back to the community through their Paddle it Forward initiative. The speakers explained how detailed planning, strong partnerships and persistence has led to significant growth for their three year old company.
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Klapmeier explained the evolution of Cirrus over the past 20 years and discussed the company's rollout of its new jet. He encouraged students to follow their passions and strive to be the best in what they do.
He explained how Cirrus designs planes for pilots and passengers with safety, comfort and performance in mind. On November 3rd St. Scholastica alum Emily Larson was elected mayor of Duluth. Larson discussed the importance of her education at CSS and shared her personal and professional experiences that have led to her new role as mayor.
She explained how her career began serving individuals, evolved to serving organizations and now she is focused on serving the community of Duluth. She shared three key areas that have shaped her path to leadership. Larson stressed the importance of knowing and defining your ethical compass. Greg Benson and his business partners started out making skate board ramps and they now own three companies based in Duluth that employ people.
Benson discussed the evolution of his companies and how sustainable manufacturing practices are both good for the environment and business.
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Amundsen co-founded the first pasture raised egg company in Minnesota. Her company was runner up out of 15, small businesses in the Small Business Big Game contest sponsored by Intuit. Speakers discussed their career path and offered advice on what helped them succeed as a leader. Speakers offered their insights into what organizations can do to encourage ethical behavior at work. April 14, Mayor of Duluth, Don Ness. Mayor Ness discussed the challenges and accomplishments of his administration over the past seven years in office. He encouraged students to stay grounded throughout their life and to try things outside of their comfort zone.
David Gaddie stressed the importance of doing the right thing every time.
He emphasized the importance of building relationships and encouraged students to seek out good mentors. He distributed the bank's code of ethics and discussed its importance to the bank's operation. He provided examples of ethical dilemmas that bankers confront on a regular basis.
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He is an active member of the community. February 10, Dr. Jackson gave an engaging presentation on leadership and discussed Attentional Leadership Theory and Finding Your Flow a model that helps individuals focus in order to maximize performance. He is the founder of the Institute of Applied Human Excellence a training firm dedicated to helping individuals achieve peak performance. He is an expert in leadership, training and organizational development. He has worked with numerous organizations including several Fortune companies. Jim Hoolihan presented students with real world ethical dilemmas and challenged them by asking "What would you do?
December 4, Dr. Person gave students specific leadership and career advice and discussed ethical dilemmas facing the healthcare industry. In Essentia Health was formed and Dr. Person was named CEO. Essentia Health is the largest employer in Northeastern Minnesota. Near the end of his speech Dr. Person discusses the top 10 things he has learned over the past 20 years while serving as CEO. Hodnik provided an engaging speech where he discussed how he and his team are leading Allete forward during a period of rapid change.
He discussed the importance of ethics and integrity in Allete's culture and offered advice on developing life skills that will help students succeed in their careers. Students can enroll through December 1st. Students who successfully complete the course earn a certificate of completion. Others consider that a lack of ethics only matters if you get caught. However, good corporate ethics involves a lot more than staying out of the news or even simply making sure that people comply with company policies, laws, standards and financial regulations.
Ethics is more about the day-to-day behaviour and decisions of individuals. This is not just about individuals near the top of the organization although they have a special role but every individual, in every team at every level. In the Consumer sector, for example, vast amounts of data will allow for increased sophistication in inventory management, customer segmentation and product personalization, involving some use and familiarity with technology by jobs at all levels, from retail assistant through to more senior positions.
While most jobs require use of a wide range of skills, somewhat different skill set combinations are sought after in different industry sectors.
Our dataset allows us some generalized observations about the impact of various disruptive changes on skills demand at an aggregate industry level. However, along with the impact of disruptive changes on these sectors, it is anticipated that complex problem solving skills will become somewhat less important in industries that are heavily technical today—such as Basic and Infrastructure and Energy—in which technology may automate and take on a bigger part of these complex tasks going forward, and will ascend in those industries, such as Professional Services and Information and Communication Technology, that are expected to become more complex and analytical due to these trends.
Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. Content skills which include ICT literacy and active learning , cognitive abilities such as creativity and mathematical reasoning and process skills such as active listening and critical thinking will be a growing part of the core skills requirements for many industries.
For example, the increasing ubiquity of mobile internet combined with the coming-of-age of the Internet of Things promises to transform the daily routine of many frontline roles in the Sales and Related, Installation and Maintenance, and Manufacturing and Production job families across all industries, requiring a much higher level of technology literacy than in the past. As an ancillary characteristic to increased automation in these fields, employees are expected to have more responsibilities related to equipment control and maintenance and problem-solving skills, as well as a broader general understanding of the work processes of their company or organization.
Many formerly purely technical occupations are expected to show a new demand for creative and interpersonal skills. For healthcare practitioners, for example, technological innovations will allow for increasing automation of diagnosis and personalization of treatments, redefining many medical roles towards translating and communicating this data effectively to patients.
Similarly, Sales and Related jobs may see an increased demand for creative skills and ideas for promoting a memorable shopping experience, as brick-and-mortar retail has to reposition itself in relation to e-commerce and online competition. Overall, our respondents anticipate that a wide range of occupations will require a higher degree of cognitive abilities—such as creativity, logical reasoning and problem sensitivity—as part of their core skill set.
Governments, businesses and individuals alike are increasingly concerned with identifying and forecasting skills that are relevant not just today but that will remain or become so in the future to meet business demands for talent and enable those that possess them to seize emerging opportunities. While the employment trends identified by this Report certainly corroborate the importance of these efforts, it is nevertheless also clear that the potential net job creation in absolute terms in the STEM field alone will not be sufficient to absorb strains on other parts of the labour market.
Indeed, in some cases such efforts may be more successful if they disregard current labour market demands and past trends and instead base their models on future expectations. Drivers of change to job markets such as Big Data analytics may themselves become useful tools in managing this process.