Farouk Dey, Keynote Speaker

In his inaugural role as Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Farouk Dey leads programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning with life aspirations for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni across the university’s schools and divisions. In his former role as Dean of Career and Experiential Education at Stanford University, he successfully built and scaled career and experiential learning by creating a vision of meaningful work and a networked approach of personalized connections and inclusive communities. He is now working with education and industry leaders at Johns Hopkins University to launch a new vision of equitable access to life purpose for all students regardless of background or social capital using principles of integrative learning and life design.

Dr. Dey has held senior leadership and board roles at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profit organizations. His credentials include a PhD in Higher Education Administration, EdS in Higher Education Administration, MBA, MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance.

A native of Algeria, Dr. Dey has been involved in education since a young age and has developed a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their ultimate potential. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Voices in Education and is recognized in higher education circles for his thought-provoking writings, engaging speaking, and transformational leadership. Dr. Dey has served as a consultant for many organizations and universities, faculty at several institutes, and keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world. Most notably, he led a four-year Department of State initiative to build career education and talent development programs at universities throughout the Philippines, taught transformative leadership courses for the Ministry of Education in Singapore, hosted dozens of international delegations from around the world, and delivered keynotes at conferences in Austria, Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Korea, Russia, and across the United States. The central theme of his work has been inclusion and equity of access to education and opportunity for all people regardless of background or social capital.

Past Keynote Engagements

EdCrunch; Moscow, Russia
European Convention of Career Centres (CareerCon); Vienna, Austria
EuroTech Universities Alliance; Munich, Germany
Global HR Forum; Seoul, South Korea
Institute of Adult Learning; Ministry of Education; Singapore
Science, Technology, Research, & Innovation for Development in the Philippines (STRIDE) Career Symposium; Manila, Philippines
Technology Institute of the Philippines Career Symposium; Manila, Philippines

Association of Private College & University Alumni Directors (PCUAD); South Orange, NJ
ASU + Global Silicon Valley Summit; San Diego, CA
California Community College Association for Occupational Education; Palm Springs, CA
California State University Career Services Forum; Monterey, CA
Career Services Institute (CSI-West); Stanford, CA & Seattle, WA
Collegiate Career Services Association (CCSA); Boulder, CO
EDGE Conference on Integrated Career & Academic Planning - IUPUI; Indianapolis, IN
Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FL ACE); St Augustine, FL
Fullbridge Career Services Online Conference; Online
Gateway Career Services Association (GCSA), St Louis, MO
PeopleGrove Innovators Summit; San Francisco, CA
Intern Bridge Career Services Online Conference; Online
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE); Chicago, IL
Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE); San Francisco, CA
New England Association for Cooperative Education & Field Experience (NEACEFE); Beverly, MA
Oregon Career Development Association (OCDA); Portland, OR
Recruiting Solutions Conference (RECSOLU); Chicago, IL
Small College Career Alliance (SCCA); Lake Placid, NY
Southern Association of Colleges & Employers (SoACE); Austin, TX
Strada + InsideTrack Student Success Symposium; Portland, OR
TEDx JHU DC; Washington, DC
University of Columbia Career Week; New York, NY
University of Florida Leadership Conference; Gainesville, FL

Keynote Description
The Future of College Career Education and Talent Development

Economic changes, technological advances, and generational trends are the impetus behind the rapid paradigm shifts we are witnessing in education, career development, and the world of work. These shifts are changing how people make meaning of their personal and professional choices and growth, how universities structure curricula and academic experience, and how organizations hire and retain talent. In the evolving digital age, scale is the name of the game, and the path to one’s life purpose has transcended conventional transactional approaches. Based on his research and extensive experience in higher education and experience at Stanford and Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Farouk Dey shares the key themes that have defined how people achieve their life purpose and how educational institutions and hiring organizations must shift their approaches to best prepare and compete for talent for the future of work.