Michelle R. Weise

Leader of Rise & Design.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. 


Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2021 Talent Award. 


Her book was awarded the 2021 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature by UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association).


A focus on the people falling through the cracks of our education and workforce infrastructure helps us design a new lifelong learning ecosystem for all of us to navigate more seamlessly the 20 to 30 job transitions we can expect in an uncertain world of work ahead.


Senior advisor to Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and BrightHive, a data collaboration platform. Former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and Southern New Hampshire University. Led the higher education practice at Clay Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation.


Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet (2020); Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution (2014 with Clay Christensen); RiseandDesign.io


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“Michelle Weise possesses a bright voice and vision, and a way forward to the future of work.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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