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The Four Horsemen of the Corporate Apocalypse:  Training as the Key to Surviving in the Post-Industrial Apocalyptic World



Presented by Scott Crawford



B. Scott Crawford has twenty years experience in education.  He holds a masters degree in history, with a concentration in American history.  Scott has served as a history teacher and social studies coordinator for a public school division, as well as having served as the director of education for the Taubman Museum of Art.  He has also served as an adjunct instructor for Radford University and Virginia Tech, and he continues to teach history courses through Virginia Western Community College and a seminar on business

decision making as part of Virginia Tech's A Toolkit for 21st Century

Leaders program. 


Scott serves as the Professional Development Officer at ValleyStar Credit Union.  Scott remains active in research as well as teaching, and most recently the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., changed the title of a 19th century painting in its collection as a result of his findings and new interpretation.  Scott is a passionate educator who strives to create learning experiences that help individuals grow professionally, intellectually, and socially, and that help them to see their worlds in a different light.

Over the past forty years, the economic and working landscape have changed.  At times slowly, and at other times like a bolt of lightening, certain forces have emerged that have transformed the overall business climate.  These forces, the "Four Horsemen of the Corporate Apocalypse," have left much confusion in their wake in relation to doing business effectively and in motivating an increasingly diverse workforce.

This session will examine these Four Horsemen in detail and then explore how training, coaching, and professional development, more than ever, are needed to help businesses thrive in a very new, post-industrial, apocalyptic business environment.


Participants will emerge from the workshop learning about the four major forces that have helped to transform business over the past forty years.  They will understand the role training, coaching and professional development play in business and be able to explain why they are need in an unprecedented manner for businesses in the 21st century to be successful. Finally, participants will look at a humanities-based business training model that address both pedagogical and "service-capitalist" tendencies in the post-industrial business environment. 



Please click on the registration link to the right to learn more about the learning objectives and program outline.


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