Who should attend
This seminar is designed for any manager, supervisor or project leader as well as those moving into a context of managing remote teams. It is particularly helpful to professionals with several years’ technical experience who have been promoted to positions as managers or team leaders.
About the course
As more organizations work virtually, managers of traditional work teams are leading across locations, functions, cultures, and time zones. Managers and team members require diﬀerent skill sets to capitalize on the unique opportunities that virtual teams can bring to an organization. In this action-learning workshop, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead virtual teams. You will leave with a pragmatic set of tools and strategies to improve performance, engagement, innovation, sharing, and intercultural behaviour. You will gain access to a set of strategies that will determine the actions you need to take in your unique context.
Key Benefits & Takeaways
- Discover best practices in successfully leading remote teams
- Explore intercultural challenges: relations to power/authority; challenging others; raising issues
- Understand how sharing leadership is a powerful tool in managing remote teams
- Identify strategies and actions to overcome these challenges, in their own context
Topics covered in this course
Increase your awareness of issues in:
- Performance, cohesion, engagement, innovation
- Sharing key information
- Intercultural behaviors: authority, participation, face, conflict and divergent thinking
Building High-Performance Virtual Teams
- Get access to a set of strategies, actions and behaviors in order to overcome challenges
- Understanding the purpose of meetings and how to prep, conduct and follow-up
- Address your own specific leadership issues and potential solutions
- Build your co-development group
As a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute and lecturer in the Desautels Faculty of Management, Miriam Carver’s areas of expertise include leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, building teams, customer service, executive coaching, and emotional intelligence. ...
Tamara Carver is an Assistant Professor at McGill University in the Faculty of Medicine. She is the Education Lead of Family Medicine Innovations in Learning (FMIL) which supports leading-edge education innovation. Her research focuses on the evaluation of blended education programs. Her driving ...
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