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Overview

In today's increasingly mobile workforce, leading virtual teams is an essential skill in your management arsenal. You might ask yourself, how do I gain the benefits of a wider talent pool without sacrificing company culture and face-to-face communication? With the best practices and foreknowledge of common challenges, you can achieve more with remote teams!

Even if your company has never embraced remote work options, because of COVID-19, it has probably become part of your company's culture both now and continuing into the future.

Cultivating a positive culture is always a challenge, but remote work can add an additional layer of complexity because it's more difficult for dispersed workforces to unite under one vision. Paired with proper strategy and open lines of communication, the right set of digital tools can fuel a positive culture that boosts employee satisfaction and encourages every user to reach peak performance.

New virtual silos are built as people form their own independent routines and habits. Plus, you can no longer rely on in-person meetings, unplanned check-ins, and impromptu work sessions to drive the conversation. Managing a remote team requires a really thoughtful, dedicated approach to planning out every aspect of management, from projects to mentorship.

In this webinar, we discuss challenges and best practices for supporting a remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. You'll get ideas to implement at your organization to keep your team connected, focused, and motivated while working remotely.

Why you should Attend

Managers spend their days ensuring that their reportees are happy and productive, that projects are moving forward, and that the team is aligned and pushing towards key goals. That won't change when your business goes remote, but how you accomplish it absolutely will.

This webinar provides you with key approaches and tools you need to get the most from remote workers by keeping them engaged with the company, and with their team members.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • The challenges of remote work for employees, and employers
  • How leaders can improve remote management skills
  • Tips for leading and motivating remote team members
  • Developing an effective communication strategy
  • Policies, procedures, and legal issues related to telework
  • Strategies for managing remote employees

Who Will Benefit

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Project Leaders of remote Teams
  • HR Managers and Managers
  • Supervisors of Virtual Teams

Speaker Profile

Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D., SPHR – is President, CEO – PRAXIS Management Solutions, LLC, a New Mexico-based management consulting firm specializing in human resources, employee relations, leadership, training & organizational development, organizational research and assessment, strategic & operational planning, and non-profit organization management and governance. Dr. Meilleur has more than 40 years of management and executive-level experience in human resources, risk management, and organizational management in the private non-profit public, and private for-profit sectors.

Dr. Meilleur also serves as Senior Vice-President and Risk Services Consultant for Human Resources and Employment with Poms & Associates, a national risk services and insurance brokerage firm. His previous work experience includes public, private, and nonprofit organizations, in executive and management capacities.

He is also on the faculty of the UNM School of Public Administration in the graduate program, teaching in the areas of human resource management, nonprofit organization management, leadership, dispute resolution, organizational change, and human resource development. He has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops across the country, and is a published author in the areas of human resources, marketing, leadership and management development, organizational change and innovation, non-profit organization management, and board development.

Dr. Meilleur received a BA in English Literature and Education from Bucknell University, an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from UNM. He received his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management in 1995.