Staff Development Symposium
"future of work"
Digitization. Staff. University.
Digitalization is bringing about rapid changes in our working world. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we must – and can – transform the way we work and behave. These changes will not only affect technical processes, but also individual employees, organizations, and our society as a whole.
What opportunities and risks can a more flexible and digital academic working world offer? Young researchers’ requests must be particularly favored since they play a crucial role in shaping future society. But this transformation process also requires perspectives to be developed for all other groups of employees too.
RWTH invites renowned representatives from academia and industry to share their ideas on the future of work. The challenges for staff development in science and academia are a key focus of the event.
The event will be live-streamed for all conference participants. After the presentations and during the panel discussions, participants will have the opportunity to interact and contribute to the event online.
Professor Verena Nitsch, Director of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics at RWTH Aachen University, talks to us about digitization, working from home, and work-life balance in the pandemic in this interview.
Information and Registration
The event fee is 180 euros.
Please use the RWTH booking system to register for the event.
If you would like to use internal ordering processes, such as SAP, for billing purposes, please do so before you register. Please indicate your internal institution order number during the registration process for the "future of work" symposium.
All events are wheelchair accessible. If you require additional accommodations, please contact us ahead of time.
RWTH has reserved a number of rooms for visitors, which can be booked using the following link: Meeting Point Aachen – Future of Work 2021.
|1:30pm to 2pm||
|future of work – day I|
|2pm to 2:30pm||
Keynote speech: "History.Society.Change"
|2:30pm to 3pm||
Keynote speech: "Media.Staff.Management"
|3pm to 3:30pm||
Keynote speech: "Digitalization.University.Lifelong Learning"
|3:30pm to 4pm||
Keynote speech: "Digital Change.Equal Opportunities.Career"
|4pm to 4:15pm||Break|
|4:15pm to 5:15pm||
|9am to 9:30am||
Keynote speech: "Young Researchers. Desires. Goals"
|9:30am to 10am||
Keynote speech: "Digital Transformation.Age.Labor Participation“
|10am to 10:15am||Break|
10:15am to 10:45am
Keynote speech: "Work 4.0.Personal-Technological Interactions.“
|10:45am to 11:15am||
Keynote speech: "New Work.Organization.Culture“
|11:15am to 12 noon||
Keynote speech: "People.Work 4.0.Organization"
|12 noon to 1pm||Break|
Staff development.Best practice.Economy
|1pm to 1:45pm||
|1:45pm to 2:45pm||
Podium discussion: "Future of Work – Organizational Possibilities for Staff Development“
|2:45pm to 3pm||
Close of event
Ralf Raspe, TV journalist, Aachen
Please note that the talks and discussions will be held in German.