Discipling Workers for the New Gig Economy: Vocational Formation in a Changing World of Work
November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Michaela O'Donnell LongSuggested Donation
In a changing workforce, many men and women are working less for corporations in what’s coming to be known as a “gig economy.” This shift in the workforce raises new questions about what we need to equip workers for success. We need creativity, confidence, and resiliency, or, in other words, an entrepreneurial posture. Join Michaela O’Donnell Long as she talks about four practices that people in this new workforce will need to succeed: empathy, imagination, risk-taking, and reflection. Communities that practice these together can more effectively prepare people for the changing world of work.
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About the Speaker: Michaela O’Donnell Long is the senior director of Fuller Seminary’s De Pree Center and serves as an adjunct instructor of practical theology and leadership. She holds an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary.
In addition to her academic work, she is also an entrepreneur. She is the owner and managing director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency she co-founded with her husband, Dan, that helps brands make a social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), and more. Notably, the Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a short film she produced for Oprah’s show, Super Soul Sundays.
O’Donnell Long consults with organizations, coaches individuals, and speaks/teaches on issues related to vocation, leadership, entrepreneurship, gender, practical theology, and innovation.