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Online Chapter Meeting: How to Thrive in the Gig Economy

Strategic Business Management skills


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

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. 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 favour of short-term support based on immediate needs.

Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers,

independent professionals and contract workers. 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.

Learning Objectives

  1. What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
  2. What does it take to thrive in the gig economy?
  3. How can you prepare for gig economy employment?


6:30 PM - Introduction

6:40 PM - Presentation

7:30 PM - Q&A

7:50 PM - Wrap Up


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.

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 ten 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.

Event Information

Fees: (Subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - Complimentary

Non-Members and Guests - $10.00

PDU Allocation

One (1.0) PDU will be applicable for PMPs who attend this one and a half (1.5) hour event.

The talent triangle allocation is 1.5 PDU – Strategic and Business Management



Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m., 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to your chapter registrar. There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Please contact info@pmitoronto.ca to cancel your registration.  Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome.

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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Monthly Meeting

Date: December 16th, 2020

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

# of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: $10.00