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WORK IS NOT A PLACE: OUR LIVES AND OUR ORGANIZATIONS IN THE POST-JOBS ECONOMY

The world is changing and so is the very notion of ‘work’.  For years we have been told that our aging workforce will mean a shortage of workers in many industries. More recently, the narrative has changed to one where robots do everyone’s work and there are not enough jobs to go around. Which view of the future is correct? More important, how will our lives and organizations change as we navigate the changing realities

In this much-requested presentation based on her book of the same title, Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye to the way the big trends are changing our realities. From looking at the way global change, demographics, and technology are coming together to reshape the work world through to examining the challenges for individuals, businesses, and governments, she sketches a world that is both unsettling and exciting.  How can you best prepare for a world where work is not a place? Start with Linda’s presentation and feel like you can meet the future head-on. 

 

LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION 

The next decade will be a time of unprecedented transformation, a time when waves of disruption rock the economy and the world that we know. The leadership challenge ahead will be unprecedented: decision-makers will face a never-ending need to think quickly and adapt instantaneously to change while at the same time crafting the best long-term path and inspiring confidence in those around them.

In this inspiring presentation, economist Linda Nazareth talks about the forces that will re-make the economy in the years ahead and the challenge that they will pose in terms of leadership. Using examples of how companies have coped with previous disruptions she will look both at the lessons from the past as well as how and why leaders must make their own history as they deal with what lies ahead.

 

ECONOMORPHICS: THE ECONOMIC TRENDS CHANGING TODAY INTO TOMORROW

 

From globalization to urbanization to dealing with demographic change, the world we know is morphing into a different planet with different economic opportunities and challenges. What are the trends taking today into tomorrow, and what are the trends that are resulting from the shift? In ‘Economorphics’ , Linda Nazareth talks about the dozens of things she sees happening, and the challenges – and opportunities they present to the economy, the labor market and the financial markets – and to your industry as well.

 

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN CONTEXT

 

Europe, the U.S., oil prices, interest rates, population change, currency markets, the markets and more – what is the big picture and how do you make the right decisions to stay ahead of the curve? How does North America fit into the mix – and how do you plan for your own industry and investments? In this presentation Linda Nazareth looks at the economic outlook, the opportunities in the face of challenges, and the way that the larger picture will affect your own business interests.

 

YOUR PLACE IN THE BIG WORLD: A KICK-OFF TO YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING EXERCISES

 

Is your organization looking to the future with an eye to re-thinking strategy? As a kick-off to your strategic planning sessions, let Linda Nazareth give you a big picture view of the world with an eye to where your organization fits with the future. Presentations will be tailored to your organization, incorporating your specific demographic and economic concerns.

 

EVENT MODERATOR 

 

Linda is also an experienced and skilled event moderator who can draw on her own expertise to the degree required to help your organization and its leaders tell their own story.

My Background

Linda Nazareth is an economist, a futurist and a respected authority on the future of work.  As a newspaper columnist and an author, she knows how to frame things in ways that both educate and entertain and as the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at think-tank the Macdonald Laurier Institute she knows what she is talking about.

 

Linda’s career has taken some non-traditional turns for someone in her field. Her first jobs were as a government economist where she specialized in labor market planning, which was followed by a stint at a major financial institution where she spent years as a Senior Economist. Wanting to change things up while she could, she lobbied to have a job created for her on Business News Network (BNN, Canada’s answer to CNBC) while it was a start-up and spent a decade on-air as their in-house economist.

 

During her time on BNN, Linda started writing books and giving keynote presentations, and eventually left daily broadcasting to give those passions her full-time attention. Her clients have included everyone from American Express through to The Economist Magazine, and all have benefitted from her ability to take big ideals and distil them into information that they can use for their own strategic plans.

 

Linda’s fourth book, Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy draws on the research she has been building for years as well as the insights gained from interacting with audiences across a range of sectors. With it, she is eager to engage people in thinking about what the world might look like when we replace the idea of ‘jobs’ with that of ‘work’ – and why that might not be a bad idea at all.

 

A frequent media commentator, Linda has been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Wired magazine.

Testimonials

  • My association engaged Ms. Linda Nazareth to provide the keynote address to our annual conference. She delivered a dynamic presentation linking demographics to economic and population changes…the audience was very engaged and impressed with Linda’s mastery of the topic."

    Philip G. Rahrig, Executive Director, American Galvanizers Association

  • "Best presentation for the entire conference. Fabulous speaker. Makes you think outside of the box. The speaker knew how to keep the audience interested. I have listened carefully and with great interest to all her ideas. I appreciated the fact that she was a woman presenter as there aren't enough at this conference. The tone of voice, the way she moved on stage was perfect to keep the audience interested. The coverage of every subject was well done and well presented."

    Feedback from audience members, International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Conference

  • "I wanted to reach out and, first, thank you for the excellent work you did during Friday’s program. I heard from my team, as well as from the client that you did a great job as host and moderator. Second, I want to thank you for your patience last week and throughout the entire process. As we discussed, there was a lot of anxiety about this program and, unfortunately, I believe some of that was put onto your shoulders during the days and hours leading to the live performance. You were professional and understanding throughout the process, thank you for that."

    From an event organizer dealing with a very high event in the financial secto

  • Our conference was a great success and your presentation was a wonderful way to kick it off.  I think people got a lot of good information and takeaways and several of the other speakers referenced some of the points you made in your remarks.  I really enjoyed working with you, and I hope your Symposium experience was a pleasant one."

    Organizer, International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists Symposium

  • "Linda did a great job – she was prepared, engaged, and interesting.  My only comment would be that I wish we could have allocated more time to her (this was our call), as I think she would have held the audience for longer….It was really very nice to meet her and spend some time with her – I would highly recommend her as a speaker."

    Organizer, Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Association

"I wanted to thank you for your contribution to the success of last week's Canada Summit…The event was extremely well received, and we have had great feedback from our audience and the broader business community. You have a great gift for summarising big, complex issues succinctly"

Event Organizer, The Economist Group (The Economist Magazine)

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Toronto, Ontario

FEES:

$7,000 - 10,000

MY EXPERTISE:

Linda Nazareth is an economist, futurist and expert on the future of work. The author of four books, the most recent of which is Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy (2018) she is also a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Linda’s audiences have spanned a range of audiences and have included clients such as The Economist Magazine, American Express, E & Y and the Bank of Montreal all of whom have benefitted from the way that she can take huge ideas and distill them into information that organizations can use for their own strategic planning purposes.

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