Due to COVID-19, this series is going virtual, via our Council's YouTube channel. Speaker time and dates remain the same. 

Past Programming

Our Spring Series

in partnership with 


The Future of Work


Globalization. Automation. Underemployment and the gig economy. What are the trends that have been shaping patterns of work? How will government, industry, and educators respond to the new opportunities and challenges created by change? Just as importantly, how do people imagine new possibilities in their local roles as workers and citizens in a global and tech-driven economy, so that we can positively affect the future of work?


Now archived on the World Affairs Council's YouTube page.

Public invited. No reservations needed.

Free to view.

You'll still have the typical World Affairs Council ability to send in a question of the speaker-experts during the live presentations. And you’ll also be able to catch them afterwards as archived videos.

Tuesday, April 14

“Global Trends Shaping the Future of Work”

 with Kristin Sharp, Partner, Entangled Solutions, Washington, D.C.



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Tuesday, April 21

“Entrepeneur's Experiences in the Changing Economy--Local Perspectives”

with panel moderator: Attah Obande, Director of Dream Fulfillment, Spring GR



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Tuesday, April 28 

“Working Together for Growth in West Michigan: Industry and Education”

with Dr. Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College



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