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January Chapter Meeting: How to Thrive in the (Covid-19) Gig Economy?


PMI-UNY invites you to our January Chapter meeting, where we will present:

How to Thrive in the (Covid-19) Gig Economy? Practical Talk for Personal Success with Michael Nir

1 Technical PDU

With the impact of Covid-19 upon us the Gig economy is accelerating – do not be left behind! In this talk, you get to practice and develop critical skills to thrive in the Gig economy.

Participants receive a free BOLDeR© Imagine Blue Ocean and a discount to Michael’s full course BOLDeR© Realize Your Power

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance designer, and a contract project manager/product owner have in common? The answer is that they are all 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 the company's 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.

Talk learning objectives – be BOLDeR© – based on the BOLDeR© Survival Guide

* What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for

gig economy employment?

* What does it take to thrive in the Covid19 gig economy?

* How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

BOLDeR© Technique:

*    Believe – fast failure wins, change the narrative

*    Open your eyes – core competencies, NLP, SI

*    Let’s move ahead – plan and budget

*    Dance to the music – use Agile Kanban to flow

*    Retrospect – cadence is king


Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is a Business Agility Architect and Strategist; 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.

Check out Michael’s Quest for Agile YouTube: How to Survive Your First Day of Remote Work WITHOUT Going Insane https://youtu.be/eWCmnfW0tBo.

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.

Please connect with Michael for questions and insights: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelnir/


For more information, contact: Gabi Shoemaker, VP Events Planning at vpevents@pmiuny.org

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Type of activity: Events

Date: January 20th, 2021

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Late date:: 20 January 2021 to 12:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: $10.00

Late member: Free

Late non member: Free