While the education to employment gap is still considered a key issue for policy makers, this webinar will look at how soft skills can be defined, evidenced and developed as part of workplace learning. Unlike hard or technical skills, soft skills are evidenced through behaviour and practice making them more difficult to demonstrate tangible impact. Traditional soft skills training has often overlooked mechanisms for measuring their on the job application. With these soft skills being cited as the key ‘power skills’ for the future of the workplace, it is more important than ever to have an agreed understanding of a framework for power skills development.
Annamarie is a Senior Manager in BIBF – Centre for Leadership & Management, who is completing her PhD on the development of future skills. She has worked between higher education, training and labour market development for over 10 years and brings a holistic systems understanding to her academic and consulting work in education and labour market policy and reform.