Prepare for Your Future: Adapt, Upskill and Reskill

Thank you to all who attended our complimentary virtual conference! We know your time is valuable, so we’re honored you spent the day with us.

Whether you want to watch a session you missed, share a session that resonated with a colleague, friend, or family member, or if you simply want to relive the conference, you’re in luck! We’ve recapped the event and supplemented it with videos and visual notes so you can reference the information at any time, any day.

If you didn't have a chance to join us for the event, this complimentary virtual conference is meant to help serve as a resource during these uncertain times. We discussed the strategies that may be helpful to those looking to advance in their career or future career, break into a new one or get an inside look into the critical skills necessary to adapt to and advance in successful careers to help them stay marketable in the future.

Review tips to help you pursue your professional goals and prepare for your future from our variety of speakers. Hear from executives at leading brands, a US Olympian, an author and C-level leaders. View the sessions during which other students and working professionals discussed ways to help build upon their career skills to be even more productive and innovative for today’s rapidly evolving workforce.

Next Level of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Healthcare Careers

Dr. Bob Arnot, former Chief Medical Correspondent for NBC; Dr. Shantanu Bose, DeVry University Provost

In the medical field, AI and ML are bringing a new set of tools to doctors and healthcare professionals, which are increasingly aiding to diagnose patients, read images, allocate hospital beds, and design applications with electronic health records. Learn through examples of how AI and ML are being used to help more accurate diagnosis of malignant melanoma and diabetic retinopathy, as they can increase accuracy and efficiency of healthcare professionals.

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Tech Know-How for Tomorrow’s Workforce

John J. Higginson, CTO Groupon; Chris Campbell, DeVry University CIO, Vice President, Information Technology

John J. Higginson, CTO for Groupon, joins DeVry CIO Chris Campbell for a conversation on how agile development practices aid their companies. They'll cover the value and strategy behind pushing decision-making as close to the problem as possible, the value of experimentation and learning over detailed planning, and a one-team approach vs. hand-offs.

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It's a Virtual World: Interviewing & Soft Skills for the New Workplace

Jackie Costello, Sr Technical Recruiter and Colby Williams, Sr Technical Hiring Manager for Cox Enterprises; Scarlett Howery, DeVry University Vice President of Operations

In this session featuring two recruiters from Cox Enterprises, we focus on their advice for how to navigate the interview process, as well as what soft skills hiring managers are looking for, especially in the "work from home" environment.

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Plan. Execute. Achieve. Building a Career Framework

Daisha Hankle, DeVryWORKS

This session covers the importance of exploring possibilities, building a plan and taking action; discovering individual paths to professional achievement and defining your own measures of success; Benefits of continuously developing skills and showcasing your value internally.


Using Social & Emotional Intelligence to Help Individuals & Teams Adapt in Times of Uncertainty

Bob Biglin, CEO & Senior Partner, The Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence; Elise Awwad, DeVry University Vice President of Strategic Enrollment

We discuss how emotional and social intelligence can help individuals and teams adapt and thrive in an era of uncertainty and complexity. Bob Biglin, CEO & Senior Partner, The Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence, covers how productive relationships are a foundation of adaptive teams and why continuous learning will be an integral part of careers in the coming decades, as advanced technology plays a more central role in society.

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Skills for Technology Careers of the Future

Lisa Iannuzzelli, National Dean of Program and Course Development; Jude Lamour, PhD, DeVry Professor; Natalie Waksmanski-Krynski, PhD, DeVry Professor

A discussion with DeVry faculty on technology skills for the new workforce, and programs designed to meet those needs. Professors Natalie Waksmanski-Krynski and Jude Lamour cover an overview of critical foundational skills anyone in technology must know, why industry certifications are important to employers, and how to help keep your technology skills up-to-date.

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Making Yourself Indispensable: Find Your Durable Value

Alexandra Levit, Human Capital Author, Analyst, Consultant, and Futurist

Alex breaks down what makes up career durability and explains how to acquire the skills, mindset and knowledge needed to be an engaged, productive and persistent member of the workforce.


Three-time US Olympic Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor on Balancing Long-Term Goals & Why Being Fearless Isn't as Scary as it May Sound

Elana Meyers Taylor, US Olympian; Remberto Del Real, DeVry University Chief Marketing Officer

Learn how Elana Meyers Taylor leveraged focus and resilience to achieve her Olympic dreams, and how she continues to rely on those skills as she pursues other long-term goals off the track. She talked about the power of being adaptable, the value of regular self-assessment and why being fearless isn't as scary as it may sound.

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