career invention workshop

85% of the jobs today’s learners will do in the coming decades haven’t been invented… yet!

Continuing globalization, the development of technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual/mixed reality and robotics, blockchain and cryptoassets as well as the emerging gig economy and contingent worker paradigm are all intersecting to disrupt traditional job roles. The good news is there are tremendously exciting opportunities for those who are prepared!

So how do we get ready for the 21st century’s global borderless workplace? By investigating what career options lie ahead and giving learners strategies to successfully manage how they acquire the needed skills.

Ideation guru and best-selling author Bryan Mattimore and I have teamed up to create a workshop focused on helping students learn more about what the Future of Work holds and how to be ready and successful. We are very excited to offer this terrific collaborative and interactive experience.

Three Part Process

How we got to now

Socio-historical perspective: how we have evolved from hunter-gathers to partnering with robots

Opportunity connections

Learn about opportunities at historically unconnected disciplines (nano pharmacy, robotic ethics, others)

Create a Future Job

Participants pick three criteria: leading-edge technology, vertical, role/title – to create a “future” job


About Christopher Bishop

Based on the seven careers I have navigated over the past 45 years, I am the poster child for how to be successful in the 21st century’s global borderless workplace.

Since graduating from college with a degree in German literature, I’ve worked as a touring rock musician, a Web producer at several interactive agencies in New York and social media leader at IBM’s corporate headquarters…to name just a few.

About Bryan Mattimore

Bryan W. Mattimore is president and cofounder of The Growth Engine Company, an innovation agency based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

In the last twenty-five years, Bryan has facilitated over one thousand brainstorming sessions, moderated over five hundred creative focus groups, and managed over two hundred successful innovation projects for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients.

Bryan is the author of three highly-regarded books on business, innovation and creativity including “21 Days to a Big Idea” and “Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs.” He is also an instructor in Caltech’s Executive Education Program. 

It was great to see how skills and careers are linked. I am going to use this insight in my STEM Club!

Marlo Diosomito

AP Teacher, High School for Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX

“I was really at the point where I was not sure what to continue my degree in. This gave me a wider perspective.”

Fashion Student

University of Bridgeport, CT

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