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102 Owning Your Gig: Build Your L&D Entrepreneurial Toolkit

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM ET
Tuesday, December 5

The scope of the L&D professional is changing. With the increase of contract work, outsourced teams, and specialized remote development opportunities, it’s time to learn how to own your gig. This workshop-style session offers the opportunity to explore your skills, build your digital footprint, outline best practices in portfolio creation, and wrap everything up in a 30-60-90 day plan. This session is ideal for the practitioner ready to build success outside of the conventional learning space. Be ready to change the way you work! Owning your gig is a real way of life for the modern L&D professional.

Whether you are looking for a full-time or part-time opportunity, after this session, you will be able to:

  • Outline, celebrate, and market your skillset
  • Understand business basics
  • Decide what you need and what you want in tech tools
  • Create a financial plan to guide pricing strategy
  • Outline components of your digital footprint
  • Create a strategy to align what you do with what the market wants
  • Build a sample marketing plan to use your resources most effectively

Erin Donovan

Founder, Chief Partner

Fuel Training Consultants

Erin Donovan is a learning and organizational design leader with experience in retail, logistics, tech, manufacturing, nonprofits, education, agriculture, and financial services. She focuses her corporate success on building and facilitating measured growth strategies grounded in her practical and academic experience. In the corporate space, Erin advises corporations in change management, tech rollouts and agile-based solutions, works locally with small business to build cultural and on the job training, and serves as a global partner to ensure her solutions match the unique needs of each of her partners. In the education space, she designs and delivers professional development that levels the playing field between academic and corporate learners. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction, two content area master’s degrees, and a bachelor’s degree in business, and is a National Board-Certified educator.