Ulrik Vestergaard KnudsenDeputy Secretary GeneralOECD
31st January 2022
Day 1 :
Opening remarks from JPMorgan Chase Foundation and policy makers on adult learning strategies.
Hang HoHead of International MarketsJPMorgan Chase Foundation
Stefano ScarpettaDirector, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECDOECD
Angela HanksActing Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training AdministrationU.S. Department of Labor
Nathalie BergerDirector for Support to Member State ReformsDirectorate-General for Structural Reform Support, European Commission
Fabian LangenbruchDeputy Director-General for “Skilling, Upskilling and Securing the Supply of Skilled Labour”Directorate-General of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)
Coaching adults to train
How can we provide more tailored career advice? Which institutions - public or private - are best placed to deliver career guidance to adults? In this panel discussion, we will highlight innovative examples of career guidance for adults and reflect on what makes them successful at motivating skills development.
Leveraging technology in adult learning
How can technology improve adult learning? This panel of experts will discuss innovative uses of technology in adult training provision. Discussion tables will follow.
Industry-led talent development
How can firms contribute to designing adult training programs? This panel of experts will discuss sectoral approaches to upskilling and reskilling. Discussion tables will follow.
Luca MarcolinLabour market economistOECD
Dave FlynnExecutive DirectorSkillnet Ireland
Julie LassébieJunior labour market economistOECD
Stefano PianoLabour market economistOECD
Matilde CastriottaProject ManagerUpskill-4-Future
Jakub StolfaProject Manager & CoordinatorDRIVES (Development and Research on Innovative Vocational Education Skills)
1st February 2022
Day 2 :
Reaching out to vulnerable adults
How can adults who do not train be encouraged to participate? What types of outreach methods are most effective, and for whom? This panel of experts will discuss the barriers standing in the way of greater participation and inclusiveness in training. Discussion tables will follow.
How can financial support be adapted to local labour market circumstances or to better meet individual or firm needs? This panel of experts will share their experiences in designing and implementing innovative strategies for funding adult learning. Discussion tables will follow.
Preparing workers for the green transition
How can we measure the effects of the green transition in the labour market? How to train workers so no one is left behind? This panel of experts will discuss the questions above and provide insights on how to support training initiatives to build the workforce needed for the green transition. Discussion tables will follow.
Closing remarks from a panel of experts who will share their strategic vision for the future.