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Future Proofing Your Career in Uncertain Times

From pandemics to protests, automation to aging, we are facing unprecedented disruption. Against this backdrop, how can you build an "anti-fragile career", one that gets stronger under volatile conditions?

On May 15 (Friday), HKUST Business School presents Future Proofing Your Career in Uncertain Times” lunchtime webinar by Diana Wu David. Diana is a former Financial Times executive, author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global Asia. As an accomplished business leader, storyteller and strategist, Diana will share about her unique recipe to future proof your skills and capabilities and build resilience in the face of constant changes.

The webinar will be moderated by Prof Albert Park, Director of HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies and Head and Chair Professor of Economics. The webinar is open to alumni, students, staff and friends of the HKUST community.



Diana Wu David
Founder of the transformational organisation, Future Proof Lab, and author of an Amazon best-seller Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration, Diana is a uniquely qualified thought leader. Via her coaching, writing, consulting and speaking, she helps executives reinvent business and prepare for the future of work, leading to success in a fast-changing world. Diana equips entrepreneurs, CEOs and board directors with proactive methodologies to enhance their leadership agility, influence, productivity, collaboration and resilience in the face of constant change. You can download a free future proof assessment here.


Professor Albert Park
Professor Albert Park is a development and labor economist who is an expert on China’s economic development. He is Director of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Head and Chair Professor of Economics, Chair Professor of Social Science, and Professor of Public Policy at HKUST. Professor Park is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn), the International Growth Centre (Oxford/LSE/DFID), and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (Chicago). In recent years he has published articles in leading economics journals on firm performance, poverty and inequality, migration and employment, health and education, and the economics of aging in China.

  • This is an online webinar on Zoom.
  • Due to limited quota, registration will be on first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Successful registrant will receive a confirmation email with a link to the online webinar.

Kindly contact the Business School External and Alumni Relations (EAR) Team.

Event Details

Date 15 May 2020 (Friday)
Time 12:45 - 14:00 (Please sign in at 12:40)
Venue Online via Zoom
Admission Open to public
Fee Free
Language English

Note to participants: Photographs will be taken at the event for record and publicity use. By attending this event, you agree your image may be used for these purposes.

Arrangement of event in case of Bad weather
All programs would be suspended once the Rainstorm Black Warning or Typhoon Signal No.8 (or above) is hoisted, or there is information that the Warning or Signal would be hoisted within 1 to 2 hours before the event starts. Notification on reschedule or refund arrangement would be announced in due course.