How to Thrive in the Covid-19 GIG Economy

October 22, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Topic:   How to Thrive in the Covid-19 GIG Economy

With the impact of Covid-19 upon us, the GIG economy is accelerating – don’t be left behind! In this talk you get to develop critical skills to thrive in the GIG economy!

In this presentation, Michael Nir will present his BOLDeR© Technique explained in his book – Success in the Gig Economy, and address these important questions:

  • What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
  • What does it take to thrive in the Covid-19 gig economy?
  • How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance writer and a contract project manager / product owner have in common? The answer is that they are potentially a part of the GIG economy.

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs is shrinking.

The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less full-time staff in favor of short-term support based on immediate needs.

On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the GIG economy.

Those participating in the GIG economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the GIG economy are experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.

SPEAKER BIO – Michael Nir

Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an executive agile Lean DevOps expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change,
experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

The author of twelve books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

Michael's latest book, How I Lost 17 Pounds During COVID19 is available on Amazon 

Check out Michael’s Quest for Agile on YouTube

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Meeting Agenda:

6:30 PM to 6:45 PM – Chapter Announcements and Presentation of Speaker

6:45 PM to 7:30 PM – Presentation
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Q&A

Meeting & Registration Details: This meeting will be conducted using Zoom. You must register for the meeting beforehand. 

 Registration closes on Monday, October 19th 2020, at 11:59 PM EST.

 The meeting is free for members but there is a minimal charge for non-members.

You will receive the Zoom details in an email after Registration closes and before the event starts, make sure to look in your spam/junk folders since it might be there. If you have not received the Zoom instructions by Noon on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 - please send an email to [email protected] ASAP so the instructions can be provided to you.

.Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this event.

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