Professional Development Event
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Surviving and Thriving in the Emerging “Free Agent Economy”
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
In-person and On-line
Networking and Snack: 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Presentation:7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Longlong Noodles, 425 McArthur Ave #5, Ottawa, ON K1K 1G5 (Tel: 613-741-2531)
What you need to know?
- Format: In-person and on-line
- Registration Fees: $10.00, $5.00 for students
- Beverages and snacks available on site
- ASQ Recertification Units: 0.5
Tim Ragan, Founder of Career Constructors
We’re all now familiar with the Gig Economy and its economic and business drivers, so what is the Free Agent Economy and how does it differ? In this talk, Tim confronts the truth of the Gig Economy as a “race to the bottom” and argues for its’ reframing into the notion of a higher value, more purposeful and engaging Free Agent Economy. With that frame set, Tim explores four emerging themes for our success in the Free Agent Economy: (1) Toolkits for helping people become better Free Agents; (2) Strategies for organizations to leverage a Free Agent workforce to improve agility and adaptability; (3) New economic platforms allowing Free Agents to collaborate together to better monetize their skillsets, and; (4) Necessary political and social structures to rebuild the “social safety net” to support and encourage Free Agency. More details on Tim Ragan are available on LinkedIn.
About the speaker:
Tim Ragan is on a mission to help people and organizations develop dramatically better “career agility” and “organizational adaptability” practices to not only survive our modern times, but to thrive in the pursuit of purposeful engagement. With a deep technical and business appreciation for how fast moving our world is today, Tim is very aware how disruptive and turbulent our work world is becoming. An electrical engineer and MBA, Tim (mostly) thrived during 20 action-packed years in the high technology sector. As a constant “agile careerist”, in those 20 years Tim served in 12 vastly different management and executive roles – spanning development, operations, product management, channels, marketing, quality, business unit management, and various international assignments — in 4 global companies, including as CEO of a technology start-up. As a self-proclaimed Free Agent for the past 16 years, Tim has completed a further 73 assignments with multinationals, small businesses, service organizations, funding agencies, the not-for-profit sector, taught as a university prof for 8 years, authored two books, and completed various other projects.