How can Employees, Organizations and Educational Institutions Prepare for the new Workplace?

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

We are now at the edge of workplace revolution. Individuals, organizations and educational institutions will benefit from preparing for a time when technology will do more, and the nature of our work will be different. People, organizations and institutions of higher learning that begin preparing for the changing environment will lead instead of following or being displaced. This webinar will provide insights and strategies to all of these challenges.

This webinar will cover:

  • Guide employees to see the long and short-term value of education – beyond the bigger paycheck.
  • Preparing for the future of work – what will employees need to learn and what will the new workplace be like?
  • Education, competencies and skills for the new workplace are what people will contribute to a highly automated work setting.

Sponsored by:




   Al Gorriaran

Dr. Al Gorriaran is the Faculty lead for the Master’s in Human Resources Management program at the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. Dr. Gorriaran is a retired Army Human Resources Officer with twenty-two years in human resources, training and development and recruiting. Immediately after retirement he received teaching appointments in business and mathematics at Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2004, he entered the Foreign Service where he served at the following diplomatic missions: Skopje, Macedonia; Tirana, Albania; and Nogales, Mexico. In Skopje, and Tirana he served as the Human Resources Officer. While in Nogales, in addition to his other duties as Management Officer, he led the integration of the Drug Enforcement Agency into consulate operations while serving as deputy principal officer for administration. After serving in the Foreign Service, Dr. Gorriaran worked at the Smithsonian Institution as a human resources business partner and international HR advisor. In 2010, he joined Capella University as core faculty in the Master’s in HR program. 

Dr. Gorriaran holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and master’s degrees in business administration (Webster University), public administration (Troy University) and information technology (Keller Graduate School of Management). He has a doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College, Army War College’s - Defense Strategy Course, Navy War College and the Human Resources/Financial Management and General Service courses at the US Department of State’s Foreign Service institute. Dr. Gorriaran is currently pursuing a PhD in information technology.

Dr. Gorriaran was a recipient of the following awards: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Region 4, National Teaching Excellence Award (2017), Capella University, Presidents Award (2016), Capella University, Harold Abel Award (2014), The Smithsonian Institution Human Resources Performance Award (2010), US Department of State, Foreign Service, Meritorious Honor Award, (2007), US Department of State, Foreign Service, Franklin Award, (2006), Northwood University Florida Outstanding Faculty Award (2003) Northwood University Samuel R. Marotta Business Teaching Award (2002-3), Department of Defense, Meritorious Service Medal, (1997) and the US Army Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards) (1990, 1992, 1999). Dr. Gorriaran lives in Bristow, VA, with his family.