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Help Wanted: The Future of Work

Whittaker Associates, Inc.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Help Wanted: The Future of Work

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Help Wanted: The Future of Work

Presenter: Dean WhittakerPresident-CEO, Whittaker Associates, Inc.

Host: Jami Gibson of Whittaker Associates, Inc.



Why should you care about the future of work?  Well, for one, the world is changing so fast, we need to anticipate the skills needed for future industries as opposed to taking a reactionary approach that would leave our workforce playing catch-up. If we anticipate the skills that will be needed and prepare our workforce to provide them, our communities will prosper.


When we have an understanding of the drivers that cause change, we can predict hard trends (demographics, technology, etc.) that are shaping the future of work. Linear and cyclical changes can give insight as to the timing of these trends and how to use them to benefit our communities and ourselves.


Attend the webinar to learn:

  • Why it’s important for you and your board to anticipate change
  • What steps you can take today to position your community to take advantage of the trends taking place
  • What skills are going to be necessary for the jobs of the future
  • How to attract work to your community
  • How to be smart about the future in order to stay relevant


If we consider the four factors that drive trends, we can determine the skills that will be necessary for companies to meet the demands of their customers. We can inform government as to what infrastructure will be needed. Also, we can help companies consider unseen opportunities.


Join us online on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00pm ET for a 90-minute webinar (60-minute presentation followed by 30-minute audience Q&A) by Dean Whittaker, President and CEO of Whittaker Associates, a data and predictive analytics firm.


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About the Speaker

Dean Whittaker is President-CEO of Whittaker Associates Inc., a data analytics company providing target marketing research and trend analysis to economic development, real estate, and corporate clients.  They specialize in identifying business opportunities by predicting corporate behavior through the use of their propriety predictive analytic algorithm.  

With 30 years of experience in economic development at the city, county, and state levels, Mr. Whittaker brings insight and perspective to regional economic development issues.  He also provides an understanding of the trends impacting our possible, probable, and preferred futures.

About the Pro Learning Lab

The Pro Learning Lab (PLL) is a collaborative effort between Blane Canada, Ltd. and Whittaker Associates, Inc., working to provide relevant, timely, and educational topics of interest to economic development professionals in a commercial-free webinar format.

Have questions about Help Wanted: The Future of Work? Contact Whittaker Associates, Inc.



Whittaker Associates, Inc.

This webinar is produced by Whittaker Associates, Inc.  It is part of the Professional Learning Laboratory economic development educational series.  The Lab is a joint venture of dedicated professional trainers committed to providing high-quality content, and expert instruction without commercial messages.

About Us
For over 30 years Whittaker Associates, a trusted market research and consulting firm, has connected corporate businesses, real estate professionals, and economic development organizations to business opportunities worldwide. Our services can help you grow your business and local economy.

Whittaker Associates, Inc.
1121 Ottawa Beach Road, Suite 200
Holland, MI 49424
Ph: 616.786.2500

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