ATD-PHL Featured Events

The Rise of the Independent Worker. The New Economy and Its Impact on You, Your Organization, and Society

Thursday, May 17th (5:30pm-8:00pm)

The workforce and the way people work in the future is transforming before our eyes. Individuals, organizations, and the general public are faced with new realities and everyone needs to change to survive. But what is that new reality? How do we need to change?

Wrapping your arms around the new reality and necessary change can be a challenge because there is a lack of consistency in the data. There is minimal government data about the independent worker and there is lack of conformity of terms between the different third-party surveys. There isn’t even agreement on the name for the future work economy. For example, is it or is it not the Gig Economy?

This presentation starts by clarifying terms such as independent worker, freelancer, and consultant. Key studies about the future of work are highlighted. The presentation continues by examining the forces behind the change and how these forces are redefining the work arrangement for individuals, organizations, and society.  Finally, together we explore what you can do to evolve and survive as a person and organization as well as discuss the social implications of these changes. Leave the presentation with a few next steps that you can implement yourself or within your organization.  





Upcoming SIG Events

Leadership & OD SIG: CEOs' Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development

Tuesday, June 12th (5:30pm - 8:00pm)

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New Member Spotlight

  Christopher Merville

  Director, Education & Pharmacy Devpt. 

  Boiron USA

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Member Testimonial

The first annual ATD Philadelphia regional conference in 2012 came at exactly the right time for me. I was beginning to transition from a career as a face-to-face adult learning director at a local college into workplace education. A bigger shift than I anticipated. I found out about the conference two days before it was to be held, and signed up. That day I met wonderful people from varied corners of the field, and attended captivating sessions. I left convinced that I was moving in the right direction. I kept coming back for more. I immediately was inspired to become active on the conference program committee. My participation affords me the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in the Training & Development field; this is a much richer experience than just being in the audience. 

It’s not easy to change careers in midlife. My friends through ATD-PHL have been trusted resources pointing me to new and interesting positions, and have helped me get noticed. In fact, I landed in my current position because an ATD presenter/mentor knew someone who I wanted to know.

I almost always feel the SIG gatherings and chapter events are worthwhile. Sometimes I attend simply because I enjoy the networking, camaraderie, and friendship!

I highly recommend membership. No regrets! Please join me. 

Liz Zinbarg Nover 

Upcoming Chapter & SIG Events

June 05, 2018 5:30 PM • Microsoft Technology Center, 45 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355
June 09, 2018 9:00 AM • Drexel University - LeBow Hall, 3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - Room 368
June 12, 2018 5:30 PM • Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, Room 222, Philadelphia, PA 19102
June 26, 2018 5:30 PM • MEA, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite G-50, King of Prussia, PA 19406
July 25, 2018 6:00 PM • Bridgeport Brew Pub, 3 DeKalb St. Bridgeport, PA 19405
September 13, 2018 8:30 AM • Drexel LeBow, College of Business, 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104



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