Pivoting During a Pandemic - Stories of Adaptability and Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

  • October 08, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom
  • 17


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Pivoting During a Pandemic - Stories of Adaptability and Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

Please join us for an evening of networking with your L&D peers and an interactive discussion about the changes to our work and learning to adapt during a pandemic. This event is brought to you by the Sarasota Geographic Interest Group (GIG).


Learn to rethink how you approach your career.

Review your skill sets and consider looking at in-demand skills for today

Discuss trends in hiring and tips to staying relevant


Who knew that 2020 would be the year of the ‘career pivot’?! As L&D professionals, the pandemic has forced us all to adapt to new ways of working (and/or finding work!) With that, many of us are also at an inflection point, faced with the need to rethink how we approach our careers, brand ourselves and our strengths, and find new ways to adapt and reinvent ourselves in order to stay relevant and ‘on top of our game.’

Join us for an interactive discussion with two experienced learning leaders as they share:

- Their personal journeys of ‘pivoting during a pandemic’

- Trends in hiring and in-demand skills development

- Insights and tips for staying relevant during this time of upending change

You will have opportunities to interact with the presenters, and each other, and come away with fresh ideas and new strategies for success. This will be a great opportunity to take a pause, a deeper look at our careers, and consider new perspectives as we work through these challenging times together. 

Our presenters for this evening:

Nina Hirota, MBA, MCCT

Nina Hirota is an award-winning and global leader, developing human capital strategies from ground up to steer organizations through growth, M&A and complex transitions, most recently contributing to the integration of a Fortune 30, $100B enterprise.

She has led talent and change management for organizations with footprint in more than 180 countries, in in a wide array of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, banking, financial services, consulting, and international financial institutions.

She is also an Adjunct Faculty with New York University, and was recognized with their 2020 Teaching Excellence Award, for her deep concern for students’ growth and development.

Nina is a member of Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council and a board member of the ATD Suncoast Chapter. Check her profile and numerous recommendations on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ninahirota. Follow her on Twitter at @nhirota

Margaret Clarkson, MBA, PMP

Margaret Clarkson is driven by the desire to help people elevate their skills -- to perform better at work and to achieve personal fulfillment. She has deep experience leading talent, learning, and diversity initiatives to meet and exceed strategic organizational goals in a variety of industries. She also coaches individuals in all aspects of work and life.

Margaret recently earned a Brandon Hall award for the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program. As Vice President of Global Talent, Learning & Inclusion at Marsh & McLennan, she led the team to create this executive leadership development experience that includes a business simulation.

Active in ATD since 2009, Margaret recently served as President of ATD’s New York City chapter where she increased membership over 25%. Margaret earned her MBA from The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. A lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing a coaching certification with iPEC, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Connect with Margaret Clarkson on LinkedIn.

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