Skills for Future Business Leaders

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With the need for organizations to upskill and reskill employees more regularly, and the market for learning opportunities ever expanding, how can business schools ensure they are providing learners at all stages with the skills they need to thrive as future business leaders? This recorded webinar offers insights valuable to both university leaders and employers. View the recording to explore the latest research on skill gaps across North America and the globe, while also uncovering how employers are adapting their hiring strategies to meet the demands of cutting-edge fields like AI.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the skills landscape with new research on skills trends in 2023 and the role of microcredentials on employability.
  • Uncover the most recent findings on common skills gaps and areas where today's graduates are in need of upskilling.
  • Understand how industry leading companies are thinking about hiring for emerging skill areas.


Hanna McLeod, Director of Thought Leadership, AACSB International

Hanna McLeod serves as AACSB’s director of thought leadership and is responsible for developing AACSB’s organizational research and thought leadership strategy and external research partnerships. She leads the development of several AACSB publications and thought leadership reports and her current research interests include lifelong learning, societal impact, and emerging innovations in educational delivery. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a MA in Cultural Studies – Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Jagiellonian University in Poland.  


Tessa_MisiaszekTessa Misiaszek, Head Of Research, Korn Ferry Institute

Tessa G. Misiaszek is the head of research with the Korn Ferry Institute. She recently co-authored and published a book titled, Branding That Means Business, through The Economist in September 2022. Misiaszek taught in the Simmons School of Management and Hult International Business School for several years. She has also served as an instructor with Harvard Division of Continuing Education and is the cofounder of the Happy at Work podcast. Misiaszek completed her PhD at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She also holds a master’s degree in public health and a BSc in resource economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Tekla_MoquinTekla E. Moquin, Skills to Jobs Leader at Amazon Web Services

Tekla Moquin is the Skills to Jobs Leader for the Americas at Amazon Web Services, working across government, education and commercial sectors to align skills-based pathways to entry-level, cloud-enabled tech jobs. Prior to joining AWS, Moquin served as the associate vice president of Workforce Partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island where she led the college’s workforce programs transformation from 2018-2022, as the founding Director of Client Services for Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, and in multiple roles at Year Up. Moquin holds a BA from Salve Regina University and MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Quentin_McAndrewQuentin McAndrew, Ph.D., Global Academic Portfolio Strategist, Coursera

As Coursera’s global academic portfolio strategist, McAndrew oversees the acquisition strategy and performance of all university content. She also collaborates with university partners to design innovative educational programs that deliver transformative opportunities to learners everywhere. Previously, McAndrew served as assistant vice provost for Academic and Learning Innovation at University of Colorado Boulder, where she grew Boulder's Coursera portfolio from 16 courses to almost 200 and launched two degrees. She was an architect of Boulder's performance-based admissions pathways and fully stackable curriculum. McAndrew teaches a highly rated Business Writing course on Coursera, with students from 165 countries. McAndrew has won awards for her writing and research, and she brings private sector and higher education experience to her role. She holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder, all in English.


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