Dr Marcus Bowles | Strategic consultant to DeakinCo.
Employing reskilling and upskilling strategies are critical to finding and retaining the talent you need, with the added advantage of engaging in socially responsible approaches to the future of work (WEF).
How do you fill the gaps in your workforce planning and improve employee engagement and retention at the same time?
Perhaps we can help…
DeakinCo. exists to equip workforces with the skills recognition required to succeed both now and into the future. Partnering with DeakinCo. in the assessment of your workforce capabilities enables you to both recognise and retain great talent through the use of a suite of Professional Practice credentials that are powered by Deakin University.
Marcus has been a strategic consultant to DeakinCo. since 2014. He is a researcher, and educational expert focusing on industry transformation. Over 25 years Marcus has successfully delivered over 260 major consultancies and worked with some of the best known Australasian brands in business, education, professional, and government sectors. His research and efforts to advance innovative learning and assessment models in higher education are backed by honorary professorial appointments at Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures and at Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures. He is chair or member of a number of national boards for private and professional entities in Australia.
Marcus is director of The Institute for Working Futures pty ltd where he undertakes consultancies into the future of work and learning; the design of agile organisations, leadership and workforce capability frameworks; reinventing professional education and recognition systems; and the creation of dynamic workforce development solutions. He is an internationally recognised for his consultancies and collaborative industry projects designing workforce solutions and constructing roadmaps for organisations, professional and educational providers and regions seeking to succeed in transforming from industrial to digital models, practices and capabilities.
Marcus currently holds honorary professorial appointments at Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures and at Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures. His academic work and research has centred on major projects identifying ways to improve outcomes-based education in higher education; predicting the impact of automation on jobs; and building micro-credential frameworks to enable more relevant and responsive approaches to demand; building regional competitiveness through skills; and designing authentic assessment systems backed by verified credentials and block chain technologies.