The Institute for the Future has identified five skill areas that will be essential for the success of future learning and career paths. They are: Make Yourself Known, Befriend the Machines, Build Your Crew, Make Sense, Keep it All Going.
Each area has its own set of skills for the future. The skillset of the area in which you are the strongest will help you choose the path of future learning, civic engagement and career.
Steps you can take:
- Review the skillset of your chosen future individuals (see the archetypes). In which areas are these individuals most substantial?
- Then, use this skills strategy worksheet choose your most vital areas of skills and resources. These are your skills that you can choose to build your future learning, civic and career pathways. For example, to build teams you can choose to focus on the skills that will help you operate in communities, connect to global networks and expand your future opportunities.
- After naming your strengths, compare them to your chosen future person. Is your profile similar to the person you chose? If not, compare your profile with another archetype. Your future awaits you.
- Finally, come up with a title for your capacity-building strategy that reveals how you plan to build capacity in the selected areas.
The chosen person from the future can inspire you to create unique pathways to future learning, civic engagement and careers.
To get a badge for this activity:
- analyse the chosen archetypes from the future and use this worksheet to identify your strengths and areas to focus;
- if you have a team, share your results and talk about them;
- upload an image, photo, print screen or document with your strengths and growth areas, and reflect on the badge task.
The Network of Cities of Learning offers this learning activity within the capacity-building project ‘Youth co-design learning, civic and career pathways’. We are grateful to the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for co-funding support for this project.
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This badge is issued to people who have identified their strongest areas of ability and considered a personal growth strategy in the following areas of skills:
Make Yourself Known, Befriend the Machines, Build Your Crew, Make Sense, Keep it All Going.
The Institute for the Future has identified these skill areas that will be essential for the success of future learning and career paths.
Holders of this badge have named their strengths and chose a personal growth strategy.
Evidence verified by: One activity organiser
Use the worksheet to start building your growth strategy for the future. Upload an image, photo, print screen or file with your assessment of the potential and development of skills. Share your thoughts on the following questions:
- What was the most straightforward/challenging part of this task? What did you discover about yourself?
- What do you need to realise your capacity-building strategy?
- Where in your city and how can you develop the capacity to achieve your future goals? What opportunities are missing?