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Future Webinar Series #3: The Future of Work

Date: October 25, 2018

This webinar is the third in the series, Future Ready Economic Development Organizations.

The Future of Work

Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Technological advancements will lead not just to more automation across various industries, but the creation of new fields with corresponding new job functions. Factor in a demographically older and more diverse talent pool, plus an increasing shift away from traditional employment toward the gig economy, and it is easy to see a vastly different future of work. Economic developers must begin now to understand and plan for the future needs of workers and employers and help set their community on the path to a successful tomorrow.

Key takeaways form this webinar:

• The impact of automation on work - from job losses to creation and everything in between
• Diversification of the talent pool, understanding and leveraging it to your advantage
• How the Gig Economy is, and will continue to, change our relationship with employers



Jon Clifton
Global Managing Partner
Washington, DC

Jon Clifton is the Global Managing Partner of Gallup, an advisory firm that specializes in big data analytics of employees, customers, students and citizens. Jon’s mission is to help 7 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning 150 countries. Jon is a nonresident Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He serves on the board of the Meridian International Center, StreetWise Partners and Findyr. He is a member of Gallup’s Public Release Committee, the governance board that oversees and maintains Gallup’s public release standards for data, research and methodology. Because of his expertise, Jon has been interviewed on BBC News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and AlJazeera, and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the state of American small business and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent contributor on Gallup.com and has written for The Hill, The Diplomatic Courier, and The Global Action Report. Jon received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate in international law from the University of Nebraska.