Managing Virtual Teams & Leading in A Flexible Work Environment: The Where, When and How

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to effectively manage virtual teams by focusing on the where, when, and how to engage employees and apply five leadership behaviors to increase performance.

You must be able to adapt your leadership style to ensure you can engage and motivate team members in remote locations and different work environments. This session will share insights that describes the advantages and challenges of leading in a flexible environment and characteristics of high-performing virtual teams. This session will:

·         Explain the differences between leading face-to-face teams and virtual/remote teams.

·         List strengths and challenges of leading a virtual team.

·         Identify what virtual team members want from their team leader.

·         List the characteristics of a high-performing virtual team .

·         State how generational differences impact team collaboration.

·         Demonstrate five leadership behaviors required to increase team performance and engagement in a virtual environment.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Giselle Kovary


As a managing partner and co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc., Giselle helps clients build strategies and programs that target, motivate and engage a multigenerational workforce. She is a sought after resource to industry leaders across North America, in both the private and public sectors.

With over 15 years of experience in learning and development, she has devoted the last 10 years to researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance. Giselle has created solutions and programs that focus on five practice areas – sales & customer service, leadership, team building, Gen Y and HR. She has presented to international audiences, has written numerous whitepapers, and co-authored two books: Loyalty Unplugged: How to Get, Keep & Grow All Four Generations and Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills. As a multigenerational workplace expert, she is regularly quoted in national newspapers, trade magazines, radio and television.

Giselle has a Master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor and has been nominated for a RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Trailblazer award in 2010. She is a member of the Human Resource Professionals Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Provincial Partnership Council.

Convention Center: 206
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
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