A prevalent trend in the past decade has been the use of virtual teams in the workplace. Multiple factors have driven organizations to use teams whose members are geographically dispersed. These factors range from the increase of telework and remote work spaces as well as business being conducted globally.
Leading virtual teams requires new skills and new mindsets as well as the effective use of collaborative technology. Session participants will learn of tools, tips and techniques to maximize the performance of virtual work teams. We will discuss, demonstrate and share best practices to engage and motivate teams who are geographically dispersed.
About the Presenter
Alice Waagen, PhD is president of Workforce Learning LLC, a management consulting company that provides business leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to build organizations that are productive and healthy. Dr. Waagen is passionate about helping her clients and the missions that they serve. She strives to make every engagement produce tangible value by helping executives discover better, faster and more efficient ways to lead their workforces to business success.
Dr. Waagen’s clients are Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations and government agencies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialty does not lie in a particular industry, but in her expertise in knowing what behaviors and actions yield success for business leaders, managers and teams. Dr. Waagen’s common sense approach to solving managerial and leadership challenges can be found in her weekly column in the American Cities Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/n83c9lx )
Alice earned a PhD in education from the Pennsylvania State University. She is certified in the DiSC Interpersonal Behavior Assessment and in MHS EQi Inventory. Giving back to the community is also important to Alice. She serves on the Advisory Board for Marymount University and is a videoconference instructor for the Smithsonian American Art Museum Artful Connections Program.