Strategic HR at Mount Washington: Oct 27-29, 2019 – Bretton Woods, NH


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Retreat!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 Retreat.

KEYNOTE: The Death of Expertise

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Future of Thought and the Future of Work

Tom Nichols

How do you acquire, nurture, and leverage expertise at a time of dramatic cross currents? A few studied people know more and more about less and less. AI is about to go into full bloom, and superficial knowledge is at everyone’s fingertips courtesy of Wikipedia, WebMD, and the 24-hour news cycle. Author Tom Nichols opens Big Idea Sunday with a provocative look at what constitutes informed decision-making and his premise that superficial knowledge can be rather dangerous. Ranging from the “Dr. Google Syndrome” and other issues associated with technocracy to the status of higher education today, Professor Nichols engages us in a discussion of the democratization of information and its impact on society and our workplaces.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI BUSINESS credit.

Profile: Getting to the heart of the matter – Tom Nichols is a five-time, undefeated Jeopardy champion. He also happens to be the author of “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.” Additionally, he is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, with expertise as a Sovietologist.

Program Faculty: Tom Nichols