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Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Work Ethic Development

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. Mr. Davies has been named by the Global Forum for Education and Learning as one of 2021’s Top 100 Visionaries in Education in recognition for his contributions to education globally. Additionally, Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

Davies is currently the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in all 50 states and 6 countries, they equip trainers and teachers to build the workforce of the 21st Century. A graduate of American University, Josh has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He finished serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, where he chaired the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also led the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado and served on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. In addition to his work in the public sector, Josh also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council.

Josh Davies’s Session(s):


1:15 p.m. PST — Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Future Isn’t High Tech, It’s High Touch!

With the rapid advancements in information, automation, and artificial intelligence, society is becoming increasingly overwhelmed by technology. While there are many benefits to this growth, there are also some downsides. Increasingly the rise of smart phones, social media, and instant messaging have created huge gaps in the ability to communicate, empathize, and interact with others – in short, to be human. Savvy leaders across the globe are realizing that to be successful in the future we need to build the high-touch skills that our organizations are lacking.

Join Josh Davies, CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, to learn strategies for developing these 21st Century Skills in everyone from front-line employees to senior leaders. These high-touch skills will be critical in building a resilient workforce that can adapt to the ever-changing world we are living in. In a future driven by technology, it will be the organizations that differentiate themselves with people that will become the global superstars.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding the national meta trends that have been accelerated by the events of 2020
  • See the impact of these trends on our economy, workforce, and education
  • Discover strategies to better prepare the workforce of the future

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