PCDN webinar: Don’t miss the bus: Getting it right on the key skills for the future of work

PCDN webinar: Don’t miss the bus: Getting it right on the key skills for the future of work

PCDN’s 2019 Career Series is focused The Future of Work in Social Change. We will continue our exploration of the key trends and concrete tips to help you advance a career of impact.

Please join us for our next webinar in the series featuring leading expert Diana Basto, Head of Tertiary Education at the British Council in Colombia.

In the webinar we will discuss the skills needed for the fourth industrial revolution. Are the education systems getting it right? Are we aware of what we lack in our professional and personal development? Are we going to be replaced by robots? Is it possible to be re-trained? Do we need a different mindset to navigate the future?

With so much information, knowledge and opportunities out there, we need to identify the key skills so we don´t miss the bus.

Join us for this highly interactive session that will feature plenty of time for discussion and your questions.

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time:12 to 1 EST To see the correct time in different zones click on the world clock

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The session will take place via Zoom. All participants (registration is required) will receive details on how to access the session prior to the event.

A recording of the webinar will also be placed on PCDN after the event.



Diana is the Head of Tertiary Education at the British Council in Colombia. Under her supervision, the British Council implements programs related with Higher Education, Skills Development and Science.

Diana studied Government and International Relations at Universidad Externado de Colombia; she has a specialization in social evaluation of projects from Universidad de los Andes, and a Masters in Public Policies and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She has more than 10 years of work experience in the education sector. She has held several top-level positions in different public entities including the Ministry of Education, the National Training Service (SENA) and the National Planning Department. Diana also worked for Carnegie Mellon University as assistant director of international programs. Her last position was as director of education of Fundación Proantioquia.

She is convinced that high quality education should not be a privilege but a right for all. Passionate about education and youth empowerment and leadership.

Specialties: Higher Education, Coaching, Operations and Strategy, Policy Evaluation,  Technology and Innovation Policy Management, Organizational Change, Skills Development, Labor Market, Human Capital Development, Leadership, Youth Empowerment.



Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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