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1 MACAC Novi, MI March 28, 2014 Dr. Phil Gardner, CERI at MSU

2 No experience necessary Tenure in 1 st position: 4 to 5 years Companies did most of the training 65% of college hires with Fortune 500 Legacy system for recruiting and accountability

3 Experienced required Tenure in first position 12 to 24 months Most organizations provide little or no training Skills & expectations have soared (employers) 35% to 40% of college grads hired by Fortune 500 Still rely on legacy practices and accountability measures

4 Work organized differently: networks Technology & SMART machines Leaner/faster & chaotic organizations (knowledge becomes negotiable & ambiguous) Skills & competencies & learning trump (often) academic discipline New type of professional (no longer The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit)

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6 Benchmark: 12 Essentials Developing professional competencies Communicating effectively Solving Problems Balancing Work and life Embracing Change Working Effectively in a Team Working in a Diverse Environment Managing time and priorities Navigating across boundaries Acquiring knowledge Thinking Critically Performing with integrity

7 Self-management Perspective Networking Teamwork effectiveness Leadership Followership Show&Tell Organizational savvy Kelley, R. & Caplan.J. (1993). How Bell Labs Creates Star Performers. Harvard Business Review: July 1993 A Model for Professional Expertise Taking Initiative Technical Competence Cognitive Abilities

8 Skill Usage: The Funnel Apply Learning Writing Effectively Teamwork Grasp Realities Workplace Acquire Learning Demonstrating Initiative Communicate Orally Think Analytically Acquire Learning Evaluate Alternatives Creative Solutions Teamwork Leadership Utilize technology Grasp Realities Demonstrating Initiative

9 The Higher Standards Build and sustain professional relationships Analyze, evaluate and interpret data Engage in continuous learning Communicate through persuasion and justification Plan and manage a project Create new knowledge Seek global understanding Mentor and develop others Build a team Initiative: The Holy Grail Paper is available at

10 Study Abroad Supervised civic engagement Leadership in a non- professional organization Scholarly research with faculty Internationa l Internship Faculty supervised applied res. project with company Leadership in a professional organization Internships

11 Background day study abroad programs only for first-year students Cost ranges from $3000 to $ credits that count toward a University requirement Benefits Develop a professional network with advisors and faculty Develop a social network of friends Gain valuable college skills and prepare for global learning For more information:

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13 Adaptive innovators

14 Discipline – deep or mastery Problem solving Analytical literacy Communication literacy Cross Disciplinary Communication & understanding Critical thinking

15 13 System s © IBM Systems that focus on the flow of things Transportation & Supply Chain Water & Waste Recycling Food & Products (Nano) Energy & Electric Grid Information/ICT & Cloud (Info) Systems that focus on human activities & development Buildings & Construction Retail & Hospitality/Media & Entertainment (tourism) Banking & Finance/Business & Consulting Healthcare & Family Life/Home (Bio) Education /Campus & Work Life/Jobs & Entrepreneurship (Cogno) Systems that focus on governing City (Government) State/Region (Government) Nation (Government) Higher Ed – T-shaped depth added, cross-disciplinary project teams Professional Life – Adaptive T-shaped life-long-learning & projects

16 ME Know your inner edges Sense of direction and purpose Values -- rudder Boundary spanning competencies Navigate across functional areas Navigate across organizations Navigate across cultures, social groups, etc.

17 What do I know! Whom am I connected to or how do I connect to others Who am I Identity --- academic major is not an identity Purpose --- committed to something more meaningful Passion --- needs a foundation, emerges when ready IF you are moving forward along your purpose

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20 Getting to know you Group dates First real date

21 Serious dating Willing to commit Marriage

22 Being able to carry on an adult conversation Seeking fit: have to know three things Know who you are Know what you are good at Know who you know Understanding their value package

23 Dr. Phils Generational Quiz: Meet the Young Adult of Your Life Identify yours from these four possible groups

24 The Clueless Represents 12% of young adults More men More Asian-Americans Financially dependent on parents Low work identity Moderately superior

25 The Aimless Represents 38% to 41% of young adults More whites Moderate career concerns Low work identity High superiority High family income Well-educated parents 57% would renege Parental support necessary Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

26 The Directionless Represents 23% of young adults High career concerns High superiority Moderate work identity Family income $60- 80K Business and sciences 59% would renege

27 The Directed Represents 25% of young adults Selective surfers High career concerns High identity with work Moderate superiority Women More African-Americans and Hispanics Moderately dependent on parents Health, education, family services


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