21st Century Human Upgrade Programme

Immersive digital learning experiences for the 21st century organization

Executives are falling behind because technology is advancing so fast and people’s digital skills and thinking aren't keeping up. At LEF, we believe its time for an upgrade and we have created the 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme with a mixture of hands-on haptic learning with latest consumer technology, as well as a structured approach to improving digital skills based on the 21st Century Human capability model. LEF bring these immersive learning experiences to you.


We believe you can’t build the 21st century organization without first having individuals equipped with 21st century human digital skills and a digital mindset. These align to drive the future of the organization. We offer two versions of the programme to help effect change, improve the digital literacy of your employees and generate innovative ideas for your organization:

  • Developing Digital Mindsets - EXPLORE
    One-day immersive experience with focus on hands-on workshops and business case development
  • Developing Digital Skills - EDUCATE
    One or Two-day deep-dive immersive experience including digital skills coaching and hands-on haptic learning


By commissioning a 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme, your organization will benefit from:

Making executives digitally relevant –
inspiring them to take personal responsibility to upgrade their 21st century human digital skills and mindsets to better build and lead 21st century organizations.
Making change
happen –

creating a catalyst for new ideas/innovation through development of a mastermind group during the Xlab experience to spark new business opportunities.
Increased motivation and ability to identify opportunities –
by observing the art of the possible, discover new ways to drive new innovation and change into the business.
Interested in learning more about our 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme?

About Lewis Richards

Lewis Richards is passionate about educating senior executives to make sense of the digital world we live in.  Having created LEF’s Xperience Lab in 2014 by assembling a mobile collection of the most relevant new technologies, and then working with each client to help employees build digital skills on premises in the context of the company’s business, he’s now taken this a step further under the moniker of The Digital Chef to create use case recipes by daisy chaining technologies together to solve real business problems.

A Researcher with the LEF for the last two years, Lewis is a seasoned technology leader having spent 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Services and the Corporate Office of Innovation. Read more

About Bob Barker

Bob Barker is LEF's personal digital and social media skills coach supporting both the Xperience Lab and Social Executive Programme as a facilitator and associate developing research and content.

Bob has 30 years in the technology industry working as a marketer in companies including Oracle, SAS and NCR, and in smaller software and technology firms (recently helping reshape LEF's identity, brand, online presence and marketing operations).  For the past few years, he has also been focused on coaching executives on personal brand and use of social media, which highlighted the need for digital competence in order to be successful. However, the motivation, time required and understanding in this area means many people have never had the coaching required to improve their skills and their lives. Creating and evolving this coaching is now Bob's mission through his work with the LEF. 

Bob started his career flying in the Royal Navy before switching to business and computers, which has always been an interest ever since going on a school trip to visit one in the early 70's. Read more


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