The future of work is changing, whether you’re ready or not. But getting ready is no simple task. University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley has spent the last six years honing the School’s strategy to serve the needs of the next generation of business leaders. He recently spoke with Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning’s Anne Trumbore, who serves as the executive director of digital and open enrollment, to dissect the landscape of lifelong learning, how it is evolving to meet the needs of the modern workplace and how professionals can best tap the power of education to advance their purpose.

I believe we’re seeing a proliferation of learning forms, in degree and non-degree formats, from many different providers because the need for learning is so high. We’ve never been on an exponential growth curve enabled by technology the way we have the last 20 years. It’s unique in the history of humanity. We’ve never seen something like this before, and it’s changing the face of work and how things happen in ways that we’ve never seen in history.  – Dean Scott Beardsley

Listen to the full interview on Darden’s Ideas to Action podcast.