The Great Comeback: The Future of Work in a Post-COVID World
Original Air Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
The countdown is on and the days are numbered until it's ‘business as usual’ again. Or is it?
With five years of change happening in the past few months, there is no 'normal' to go back to, says author and powerhouse speaker, Eric Termuende, BComm’14. The co-founder of NoW of Work will discuss numerous topics — how to fail forward, finding the best job for us, and how to thrive in a world that, perhaps, has never been less certain?
In this interactive 75-minute discussion, you’ll hear this dynamic storyteller speak about the future of work and how you can make one-degree shifts towards a fulfilling career and intentional future.
Brought to you by UCalgary Alumni.
Meet the speaker
Co-founder, NoW of Work
Eric Termuende has dazzled crowds with his insight-packed messages at some 350 speaking engagments around the world. From Amazon to Toyota — Termuende has helped shape the future of workforces around the planet. As co-founder of NoW of Work, he has worked first-hand with organizations to help employees develop resiliency and create a more intentional future of work, as well as writing a best-selling book on the topic. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, Termuende’s ideas have been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, and numerous other news outlets. From the TEDx stage to seeing his book on shelves across the country, this alumnus is a trusted resource as we navigate uncertainty and create a better tomorrow at work.
Founder, Bessie Box
Shanika obtained a BA in Film Studies + Law and Society through the University of Calgary. At the age of 23, she was named the executive director of the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (a Calgary-based socially conscious documentary film festival), while maintaining a role in communications at the Calgary Drop-In Centre. There she built and supported campaigns that raised more than $1.4 million to support the city’s most vulnerable. As a champion for Calgary, Shanika has sat on committees for many organizations including: Kids Help Phone Calgary Chapter, Calgary International Film Festival, Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Famous 5 Foundation, University of Calgary Alumni Arts & Culture Council, and the Calgary Stampede. At Bessie Box, Shanika leads storytelling, marketing, and customer success. When she isn’t working, she can be seen watching some obscure foreign film at a festival or eating her way through Calgary's best cuisines.
Associate Director, Alumni Career Development, UCalgary Alumni
Carol Wert is the Associate Director of Alumni Career Development with the UCalgary Alumni and has been a proud employee of the university since 2006. Her career with the university started in student services, supporting students in their career development and eventually leading a team of career development specialists in the university career centre. Since moving to the UCalgary Alumni team in 2016 she has led the charge in creating a thriving career program for alumni. She is a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) and a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) with more than 20 years of experience in career development and coaching. She is inspired by the potential of others and considers herself fortunate to work closely with individuals to help them achieve their goals and pursue what is meaningful to them.
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