Cultivate Career Agility: How to Create Your Edge in the Modern Workplace
16

Thursday, 16 April

5:30 7 pm CDT

GA Chicago (Remote Online)

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Cultivate Career Agility: How to Create Your Edge in the Modern Workplace | April 16

Marti Konstant Photo


Founder, Agile Careerist Project | Workplace Futurist | Author

Ronaldo Borger Photo


Chief Talent Officer/CHRO, Faegre Baker Daniels

Ryan Siegel Photo


Senior Manager, Agile Transformation, McDonalds

Meighan Newhouse Photo


Managing Partner, People Transformation | Learning Solutions, Inspirant Group Inc.

Parissa Behnia Photo


CEO & Business Whisperer

16

Thursday, 16 April

5:30 7 pm CDT

GA Chicago (Remote Online)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring COVID-19 very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.


Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.


Registered participants will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this offering will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


With business practices, individual career strategies, and technology change advancing at record speed, the workplace requires you to strengthen your agility muscle. Today’s workplace exists in a state of creative destruction and constant reinvention. This ongoing transformation demands a new outlook for employers and workers alike. Individuals must learn to adapt to this insistent current of change or find yourselves unemployed and unemployable. Come join the discussion as Marti Konstant, workplace futurist and author of Activate Your Agile Career, launches an engaging dialogue with a team of panelists about how to accomplish this.

We will discuss workplace agility from two sides: the organization and the individual:

  • Organizations are moving from fixed and predictable to adapt to a more fluid environment. They are becoming more agile in how they develop their workforce and evolve their business models.
  • Individuals are responding to these changes and also taking the lead in their own career development patterns for the future of work.

Agenda

  • 6:00-6:05pm - Event Introduction
  • 6:05-6:15pm - Presentation on Career Agility
  • 6:15-7:30pm - Roundtable Discussion (with Q&A)
  • 7:30-8:00pm - Final Q&A

Takeaways

  • How agility applies to multiple layers within organizations
  • Why businesses require agility thinkers
  • How to thrive when change dominates the future
  • Agility behaviors that will get you noticed and help advance your career
  • How job tenure has evolved in the future of work
  • The role of continuous learning and reinvention
  • Trends and considerations regarding the permanent and alternative workforces

Preparation

  • Please prepare any questions you have for our panelists by filling out a Google Form.
  • This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up around 24 hours before the event launches.

About the Instructors

Marti Konstant Photo

Founder, Agile Careerist Project | Workplace Futurist | Author

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career
She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive who has worked in Silicon Valley.

Through keynote presentations and workshops Marti helps leaders cultivate career agility, rather than fight it in their workplace. Named a top career influencer, she has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Levo League, The Muse and has worked with companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. She is an investor in multiple technology companies and is an expert in applying agile principles to workforce development.

Ronaldo Borger Photo

Chief Talent Officer/CHRO,
Faegre Baker Daniels

Ronaldo is an accomplished and innovative leader with international experience across all HR disciplines. He helps lead organizations with thoughtful and strategic perspectives, combined with deep expertise in talent management and leadership development. He was most recently the Chief Talent Officer/CHRO at Faegre Baker Daniels, and has previously worked at Seyfarth Shaw, Kearney and other leading consulting firms. Ronaldo is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ryan Siegel Photo

Senior Manager,
Agile Transformation, McDonalds

Ryan is an experienced leader who specializes in the implementation of major organizational change initiatives across large enterprises. With over 20 years of experience across management consulting, food & beverage, financial services, healthcare, and public sectors, he is adroit at communicating, collaborating, and inspiring colleagues to follow a common vision at all levels of the organization. He has a long track record of planning and leading agile transformation programs and lean operational excellence efforts, including building and leading high-performing PMOs, developing Continuous Improvement programs, and implementing Agile practices within large complex organizations. He is currently a Senior Manager for McDonald’s Corporation, leading their Global Technology Transformation Program. He loves using technology to solve complex operational challenges at scale and watching his kids use that technology when they visit their local McDonalds!

Meighan Newhouse Photo

Managing Partner, People Transformation | Learning Solutions,
Inspirant Group Inc.

People are Meg's passion. At Inspirant, she brings that passion to both internal "Unconsultants" and to external client teams. She starts every project by finding the perfect Inspirant resource for the client's specific needs, vision, and culture. Then, as the leader of Learning Solutions, she works with those resources and the client to assure each step in the bespoke Learner Journey is effective, engaging, and relevant to each person. Meg brings a healthy dose of empathy, listening, and relating to all of her work. Her focus on people, and innate desire to help them get "unstuck" and try something new, makes her incredibly good at what she does and an invaluable asset to the Inspirant leadership team. Inspirant Group is a digital transformation consulting firm that partners with Fortune 1000 companies along all phases of their transformation journey.

Before joining Inspirant Group, Meg ran her own consultancy, worked for a Big 4, and was a technology instructional designer for the world's biggest law firm. She continues to perform charitable work as Founding Director of Colette Allen Charities, supporting individuals inspired to improve their lives through education and training

Parissa Behnia Photo

CEO & Business Whisperer

Parissa Behnia is the Business Whisperer of Sixense Strategy. She is the secret weapon that busy CEOs use when they are hungry to find new ways to win customers and beat back the competition. Parissa is also a partner at 678 Partners, a firm offering strategic services to Family Offices. She holds an advisory board position at Cora, a Chicago based female-founded startup that is best described as the Kayak of furniture. She’s recognized in the Chicago entrepreneurial community as an advisor and angel investor, with a particular heart for fellow female founders but a love of creative minds above all else. Parissa is a frequent speaker on topics such as strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is also an active mentor and volunteer in cultural, civic, women’s, education and business organizations and has served in numerous service leadership and non-profit board positions. Parissa holds an BA from Northwestern University and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

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We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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