It’s work Jim, but not as we know it – your work options in the 21st century

It\'s work Jim.

In the 20th century, most people worked as employees and setting up a business was only for the confident entrepreneur with capital. In the 21st century, work is increasingly becoming de-institutionalised. The entry barriers to working for yourself are minimal and there are many ways of generating income in addition to the traditional salary or wages.

What does It’s work Jim cover?

This course provides you with information about the global shifts in work and working arrangements and the opportunity to explore a range of models for income generation. The course provides you with the platform to assess your own preferences, skills and passions and whether self-employment and non-institutional working are the right options for you to take further.

What will I get out of this course?

After attending this one-day course you will have:

  • An overview of the bigger societal shifts that are driving a change in the nature of work
  • An understanding of the key shifts underway in the structure of work and working arrangements
  • Information about 8 different models for work and income generation in addition to traditional wages and salaries and the advantages and challenges of each model
  • A deeper understanding of:
    • the skills in high demand over the next decade
    • your own skills (including transferrable skills) and
    • how your skill set maps onto the skills needed for different forms of non-institutional working
  • Explored ideas for a 21st century form of income generation that fits with your preferences, skills and passions
  • A plan for your next steps.

Who should attend this course?

This workshop is ideal for anyone who:

  • Has a passion that they would like to make the centre of their work or
  • Would like greater work-life balance than their present work arrangements allow or
  • Is facing redundancy and would like to explore a wide range of options or
  • Is frustrated by the constraints of working inside an organization or
  • Feels the way they work now is not allowing them to recognize their full potential


This workshop is presented by Stephanie Pride and Fran Hoover. They are both experienced facilitators who have worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in a wide range of organizational settings. They bring significant experience in supporting people to anticipate and negotiate change. They have both made the transition from working in large organizations to working independently using the tools available in the 21st century.

Next scheduled course [link to calendar]

To enquire about booking this course for your employees contact

Stephanie Pride: 027 4966 956

Fran Hoover: [fran’s mobile]