How Technology Will Change Jobs: Insights on the Future of Work and Implications for Career Counselors and Coaches

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Dr. Hope Clark is a Research Affiliate for Work + Learn Futures at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) helping individuals develop future skills to thrive in a shapeshifting work + learn landscape. In addition to her role at IFTF, she is a consultant for Innovate + Educate, a non-profit organization specializing in the development of competency-based employment solutions. Her area of expertise is translating complex research theories into the design and development of practical solutions for working learners that provide the greatest impact and opportunity for positive change.

Prior to joining the Work + Learn Futures team at the IFTF, she served in a variety of leadership and technical roles in R & D, product and business development, and marketing at ACT, Inc. She also served as the Director of Research and Analysis for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. In this position, she directed federal-state employment and occupational statistical programs for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and developed the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System linking K-12, post-secondary and workforce data to better understand the unique dynamics between working and learning.

Hope received her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northern Illinois University. 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: With the rapid pace of technological change, career counselors, coaches and specialists need to understand how technology, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and more, will be changing the way we work. Career development specialists can no longer assist career explorers, job seekers and transitioners without knowing what to expect work will be like and what skills and abilities will be needed in the not so distant future. Join this career and workforce specialist and futurist to learn what to expect to get yourself ready to help you students, clients and customers.


  • Understand how technology is impacting the nature of work.
  • Recount which jobs/careers are most affected by which technologies.
  • List which jobs will be appearing, be greatly modified, or will disappear from the world and US economy due to technological advances.
  • Learn what research suggests are the skills and abilities that will be in most demand.
  • Obtain resources that will help career development professionals stay on top of technological and workforce trends.