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Skills for the Future


In every industry we talk about future roles and the skills needed to help businesses to prosper in an increasingly fast paced environment, often the words digital, technology, connectivity are the front runners. But the past year has certainly amplified that it’s softer skills, our ability to adapt, our resilience and ability to solve problems that helps us to deal with anything and even succeed through crisis.

The top 10 skills below were announce as the skills we all need to have by 2020, but where do you think we need to be by 2025?

  1. Complex problem-solving

  2. Critical thinking

  3. Creativity

  4. People management and collaboration

  5. Resilience

  6. Emotional intelligence

  7. Judgement and decision-making

  8. Negotiation

  9. Cognitive flexibility

  10.  Pace – fast or slow?

We’ll talk about the skills we all need to develop to succeed and stand out in business, how we develop the skills we feel we’re lacking and the skills we should all bring to the table in a leadership role.



Kirsty Ramsey is Marketing and Business Development Director at O Communications and North East England Chair for CIM.

After a long career in professional services marketing, Kirsty joined O Communications in 2019. Specialising in data and insight led marketing strategy, she works with a varied portfolio of clients, from retail and lifestyle brands to professional services and tech companies. Her role involves agency marketing and business growth, focusing on new service development. Kirsty is a Chartered Marketer and the chair for the CIM in the North East

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2021 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 30 June at Northumbria University. Attend in person or online. 

Tickets start from £35+VAT.

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19 Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HP, 

United Kingdom

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