Michelle R. Weise

Education & Workforce Strategist
Michelle R. Weise prepares people for the jobs of the future.

Why you should listen

Michelle R. Weise is the author of Long-Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet. Her book was awarded the 2021 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, and Thinkers50 named her one of 30 management and leadership thinkers in the world to watch in 2021.

Weise leads Rise & Design, a strategic advisory service for organizations seeking to prepare working-age adults for the jobs of today and tomorrow. She previously worked as vice chancellor of strategy and innovation at National University System, senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group. She was also the chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network as well as of Southern New Hampshire University. With Clayton Christensen, she coauthored Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution while leading the higher education practice at Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Weise is a former Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard and Stanford.

Michelle R. Weise’s TED talk