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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):


12:45 p.m. EST — Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2020: Foresight, Not Hindsight

We all know there is only one constant in this world: change. Nothing exemplified that better than the past year. 2020 has accelerated systemic shifts in the workforce, educational system, and in society. In addition, the growth of new technology, specifically in automation and artificial intelligence, will cause further disruption. The addition of this accelerant to the existing disrupters will cause a transformation that will impact all aspects of work. Rather than sit back and hope, now is the time to prepare for the coming reality. 2020 has given us insight on the coming changes and we now have the opportunity to learn from what happened. We need to be developing the changes to build a resilient and inclusive workforce with the skills needed to be successful. Learn how we can develop the skills that will make you and your organization relevant today and in the future — now is the opportunity for us to evolve our practices and adapt. While it is often said that hindsight is 2020, the reality is that it can actually be the foresight we need.


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