PMI North Carolina Chapter

Chapter Meeting – September 2020: How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy

Chapter Meeting – September 2020: How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy

Non-Members $0, Members $0, Volunteers $0. 


With the impact of Covid-19 upon us, the Gig Economy is accelerating – don’t be left behind!

What do an Uber driver, a freelance writer and a contract project manager / scrum master have in common? The answer is that they are all 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.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs is shrinking.

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 favor of short-term support, based on immediate needs.

On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the Gig Economy.

Those participating in the Gig Economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. 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, engineers and marketing consultants.

Talk learning objectives – be BOLDER – based on Michael : Marketing the impossible 

  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?

Bolder Technique:

  • Believe – fast failure wins, change the narrative
  • Open your eyes – core competencies, NLP, SI
  • Let’s move ahead – plan and budget
  • Dance to the music – my delay fish
  • Retrospect – cadence is king


Speaker:  Michael Nir – Keynote Speaker, Coach, Author and CEO Sapir Consulting US; On A Quest for Business Agility

MirspeakerAbout the Speaker: 

Michael Nir is a master at both technology and emotional intelligence.  With a degree in Engineering and a training in Gestalt, Michael brings passion, creativity and innovation to his audience, inspiring people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

Checkout Michael’s Quest for Agile YouTube Channel

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.

Michael's latest book, a personal book: How I Lost 17 Pounds During COVID19

Meeting Agenda

5:45 - 6:00 PM   Gather and Information Exchange

6:00 - 6:20 PM   NCPMI Business Announcements

6:20 - 7:20 PM   Featured Presentation:How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy”

7:20 - 7:35 PM   Q&A 

Event Details

Event Date 09-17-2020 5:45 pm
Event End Date 09-17-2020 7:45 pm
Registration Start Date 08-22-2020
Registered 211
Available place 89
Cut off date 09-17-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price FREE for all NCPMI members and non members
No. of Strategic PDUs 0.5
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting


Michael Nir

Keynote Speaker, Coach, Author and CEO Sapir Consulting US; On A Quest for Business Agility

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