In a world of perpetual change, standing still is not an option. Which means that the process of learning has to be a lifelong and cross-generational journey. This presents an exciting opportunity to re-imagine education for all generations, and to blend the pursuit of personal fulfillment with that of professional excellence. To this end, we are forming the Coalition for Lifelong Learning, bringing together leading, global organizations with complementary expertise, be it in knowledge sharing, entrepreneurship, creativity & play, or mindfulness. Members will host joint events, exchange experiences, and offer linked programs to guide the future of lifelong learning.
A point of inspiration for the initiative was this quote from the thought-provoking, futurist book Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari:
"Since we do not know what the job market will look like in 2030 or 2040, today we have no idea what to teach our kids. Most of what they currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are forty. Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning followed by a period of working. Very soon this traditional model will become utterly obsolete, and the only way for humans to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives, and to reinvent themselves repeatedly."