Summer E-Academy on the Future of Work

Summer School on the Future of Work

Summer E-Academy on the Future of Work

17–21 August 2020
The course is available in English

The world of work looks a little different every day.

These changes – driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization – are unprecedented in their scale, speed and depth. They are already profoundly reshaping the ways in which people work and live.

An entire generation is ready to innovate for the work they deserve. Are you in?

Key features
Master classes

Tap the knowledge of experts

Online hackathon

Mine the wisdom of the collective

Virtual reality

Build your future scenarios in VR

Elective courses

Select your topics of interest

Introduction to the course

The world of work looks a little different every day. These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed and depth. They are already profoundly reshaping the ways in which people work and live. An entire generation is ready to innovate for the work they deserve. Are you in?

Who attends this course?

- Students who aspire to be thought leaders in the debate about the link between decent work and sustainable development - Young people with leadership positions

What topics does the summer academy cover?

The Summer Academy calls on young people from all over the world to shape new strategies and policies that deliver decent work, social justice and a fair transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

What will I learn?
  • Discover the impact of technology on jobs, as well as the risks and opportunities for governments, businesses, and people
  • Gain insights into the jobs of tomorrow
  • Receive an introduction to Just Transition strategies that balance social development with environmental sustainability
  • Discuss the principles of responsible business conduct
  • Explore a transformative agenda to promote gender equality and diversity in the workplace.
What will I be able to do?

There is a real need to understand and anticipate the changing employment landscape, so we can work towards a better future of work. Jointly with other young leaders:

  • develop probable and preferable scenarios of the future
  • draw strategy maps that illustrate a pathway towards this brighter future of work
  • study more in-depth some of the policies and tools to reach the milestones along the pathway
Why should I join?
  • Gain access to the latest findings of research on the Future of Work released by the ILO, the Global Commission on the Future of Work and other UN agencies
  • Debate the Future of work with other young people from all over the world
  • Choose from eight elective courses, covering topics such as fair migration, skills for the future and global labour mobility.
Who attends the summer academy?
  • Students who aspire to be thought leaders in the debate about the link between decent work and sustainable development
  • Young people with leadership positions
The academy comprises the following building blocks:
  • An on-line hackathon to mine the wisdom of the collective
  • Webinars with high-level experts and UN officials
  • Virtual Reality sessions emerging in tomorrow’s World of Work
  • Elective courses on a selected range of topics
  • On-line learning modules
  • Individual assignments
  • An on-line policy forum
Format and methodology

This innovative e-learning activity applies cutting edge digital learning technology in order to fully immerse participants and facilitate inter-action with the resource persons. The sessions are highly engaging and different methods are used such as virtual reality conferencing, online hackathons, webinars, self-guided learning modules and group work to make the content interesting, relevant and also entertaining.

Participants who attend all sessions and successfully complete the learning assignments during the activity required will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Language

Participants will be required to have a good knowledge of English.

Duration

The Summer Academy has a duration of 1 week: from 17-21 August 2020. Participation in the Summer E-Academy requires 7 hours of study per day during the period from 17-21 August. Participants will be required to complete a set of individual assignments in order to receive the Certificate of Achievement. The estimated time required to complete the individual assignments is 25 hours. The deadline for the completion of the assignments is 31 August 2020.

Cost of participation

The cost of participation in the E-Academy is 980 Euros. The cost of the E-Academy including the virtual reality option is 1,780 Euros. This package includes the Oculus VR headset which will remain the property of the participant.

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