During our December convening of our MAX Leadership Network, we heard from Gina Rude and Molly Birnbaum with Accenture about the Inclusive Future of Work initiative that is underway in the Atlanta region, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Birnbaum provided a deep dive into some recent data from Accenture on occupations with a high potential for either automation and technology augmentation. Following her presentation, Rude and Birnbaum led the network into a discussion around ideas for serving our workforce in the midst of these trends.
Click here for a copy of the presentation from Accenture.
Accenture defines an inclusive future of work as a future in which all workers have the motivation, means and opportunity to adapt to and thrive in the digital economy. Click here to learn more.
As a prelude to the data presented by Accenture, the network first reviewed some data on insightful workforce-related perceptions, including views toward automation, from the 7th Annual Metro Atlanta Speaks survey with Jim Skinner with the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Click here for a copy of the presentation from ARC.
Metro Atlanta Speaks is a public opinion survey that tracks residents’ perceptions about transportation, the economy, quality of life, and civic engagement. In 2019, ARC added questions and emphasis on the topics of housing/neighborhood change and workforce development, specifically. Click here to learn more.
ABOUT THE MAX LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The MAX Leadership Network is comprised of workforce leaders who convene regularly to strengthen our collective capacity as workforce developers to meet the needs that employers have for a ready workforce. Members of this network come together to jointly do the following:
- Learn more about who is doing what, where, and for whom
- Explore common issues and opportunities, and share ideas for building solutions
- Make new connections and catalyze partnerships
- Keep each other updated and informed on ways we can help each other
Members of the Leadership Network represent nonprofit CBOs, technical colleges, state agencies, local workforce boards, chambers of commerce, intermediaries, and other key partners in workforce.
The MAX Leadership Network will convene again on February 10th.