Monday, July 8, 2024

Transforming learning paradigms: The evolution from upskilling to comprehensive professional development - Venus Gilbert, Chief Learning Officer

The professional landscape is undergoing unprecedented change. Technological advancements, globalization and evolving industry needs are shifting workforce development strategies. Given that job requirements are now in constant flux, the traditional concept of upskilling has become a popular strategy. However, the question to answer is, “Will this be sufficient in the long run?” The modern professional landscape demands a broader, more integrated approach—one that goes beyond acquiring specific skills to embrace a comprehensive model of professional development. This article explores the shift from upskilling to holistic professional development, highlighting strategies, challenges and implications for both individuals and organizations from a learning perspective.