Surfing the Gig Economy (B)

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Surfing the Gig Economy uses the metaphor of surfing to describe how clients can adapt to the 21st Century world-of-work, one that most workers find to be messy, chaotic, frightening, and unreliable. I have traveled the world to witness the effects global capitalism, rapid technological advancement, and hyper-connectivity have on all types of workers.

My goal for this class is to give you a different on-line course experience. One that encourages you to ask questions that have remained unasked, to think deeply about your own experiences of work as they have formed the spectrum of privilege and opportunity you have in your life, and to shift your career services practice to better incorporate ideas of career adaptability and self-management for you and your clients.

The primary audience for this course is any career services professional (e.g., coaches, facilitators, human resource professionals, counselors, psychologists) working with clients adapting to the 21st Century World-of-work, therefore this course impacts our work with all clients.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  Better understand your own experiences, thoughts, and beliefs about the 21st Century world-of-work.

  Use the 5 part Surfing the Gig Economy framework in your own career practice.

  Help clients identify assets, barriers, and obstacles when planning their future.

  Determine the type of goals they wish to pursue in gig economy.

  Create an action plan to ensure they maintain momentum towards their goals.

  Maintain a “curation plan” that supports their goals.

  Use the idea of the “trip of a lifetime” to remain centered and focused through constant career transition.