Managing Co-located and Virtual Teams

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW23K1146

  • Identify and implement the 5 team fundamentals needed to run any kind of effective work group
  • Using Tuckman's Stages of Team Development, identify the appropriate team leadership style for each phase of the team's cycles
  • More effectively manage meetings, upgrade current delegation style, and manage up and down across a variety of domains
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of virtual teamwork, and implement effective strategies and practices to overcome virtual and cultural challenges
  • Design outcome-based, measurable goals for team to increase accountability and performance
  • Utilize empowering coaching tools to motivate direct reports to perform at their potential and help direct their growth in the organization
  • Create an understandable team mission, define member roles, select time-efficient processes and establish reasonable accountability for the team

Overview of the webinar

This is a hands-on course that provides team leaders and managers with the best practices and tools needed to increase attainment of co-located or remote team's goals by providing a user-friendly model and helpful templates. Participants will learn the essential team fundamentals inherent to high performing teams and apply these strategies to solve their own team challenges. Managers will increase their ability to create virtual team environments that bring more unity and productivity across states, differing cultures, cross functional teams and internationally. Leader will learn to diagnose challenges when teams become "stuck" or are under performing and utilize coaching techniques, assessments and performance management strategies to get performance back on track.

Who should attend?

Managers and leaders who manage or hope to manage both co-located, virtual and/or cross functional teams in the future. Employees from any virtual or cross-functional team that would like to increase their teams productivity and functionality.

Why should you attend?

With even more individuals and teams working remotely or in hybrid situations, it’s important for manager and leaders to find ways to creative cohesive teams that function well despite geographical, cultural and cross functional challenges. Managers need to continue to find ways to motivate and inspire their teams remotely through a variety of changing individual and team dynamics.

In the office location, we can collect a lavish amount of social and subliminal information about our leaders, colleagues and the organization. This makes it easier for managers and teams to maintain clear and synchronous communication.  Remotely, we are limited to short Zoom calls, phone and emails, making it more difficult to build trust and rapport, and to create an inclusive team culture. 

In order for team leads to create more momentum, harmony, connection and positive energy, managers need to be more thoughtful of how they communicate, enhance team morale and build relationships with their teams remotely. Additionally, it is best practice to consistently create opportunities for team members to socialize and collaborate informally.

Overall, working from home is sustainable in the long term, but it requires managers and employees to make some adjustments.

Faculty - Ms.Suzanne Blake, PCC

Suzanne Blake, PCC, is an award-winning International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach with 26+ years of coaching, training and business consulting experience. With warmth, humour and the latest in coaching and brain science techniques, Suzanne works in partnership with individuals and groups to attain their communication, empowerment, career and leadership goals. 

Suzanne Blake is the Founder and President of Blake Coaching and Training. She has helped hundreds of seasoned and emerging leaders expand their capacity, make decisions, use focused strategic thinking, build confidence and self-awareness. Her coaching work has been featured in on The Today Show, NPR, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and numerous other media outlets. 

A passionate industry leader, she specializes in coaching executives and managers in leadership development, managing individuals and co-located and virtual teams, communications styles effectiveness, work-life balance, presentation skills, emotional intelligence, time and performance management. Suzanne has comprehensive experience designing and facilitating training and coaching programs, facilitating team buildings, and conducting one-on-one Executive Coaching sessions. 

Her clients include: Verizon, Deloitte, LLC, Amica Insurance, BCBS, EMC/Dell, Synthes Switzerland, eClinicalWorks, Nimbly Wise Ed/Tech Coaching and Training, Core Axis and numerous non-profit organizations.


Paridhi Shrivastava - Technology Director: Amazon Healthcare

Suzanne is a one-of-a-kind talent house that everyone wants to work with.   It is hard to miss her infectious enthusiasm. She is an epitome and powerhouse of talent, expertise, experience, energy, and positivity.  
Suzanne has a tremendous executive presence and is a seasoned and engaging facilitator. She loves to tap into the wisdom in the room or over a call and helps them facilitate their own awareness and learning. I have heard people use the words "spectacular, amazing, very engaging, and fun" to describe Suzanne's facilitation style. She customizes her presentation to the needs of the group and organization and provides spot coaching as well as state of art curriculum and the latest brain science.
Mike Kelly - CEO: OnUP Systems
Each time we connect, I leave our time together feeling better, more energized, more excited by the possibilities, and that's because Suzanne is so generous in every way. She loves ideas, is so passionate for people, has a leadership servant's heart of wisdom and discretion, offers respect to challenge my thinking in pursuit of better together and matches those wonderful attributes with the ability to get work done on time and with excellence. Suzanne is just the best, the absolute best facilitator and coach, and I can't wait to collab with her again - Thank you Suzanne Blake, for who you are, for what you do and for helping me and our mighty company get better at what we do!!  
Manosmita Debnath - Senior Manager: Customer Success at Epsilon CXM
It was an absolute pleasure to get trained from Suzanne. She is the most lively and enthusiastic trainer I have ever come across. She was in our office for Team Management and Handling Skill training. Normally, I am a kind of a person who does not like such trainings though, however, Suzanne turned things the other way round.
I felt so positive attending her sessions. She is super fun to have in your circle. I will be glad if I get a chance to attend another live session of yours. It was an absolute pleasure to get trained from Suzanne.  
Amber Asaro - Associate Manager of UX Research and Re-Ops at Red Hat
Suzanne brings humor, inspiration, and enthusiasm into the room. I have seen her do this in informal club meetings, formal corporate discussions, trainings, and just in hallway conversation. Suzanne exudes sincere concern for others. She listens to the needs of employees, observes their skill sets, and inevitably encourages them to be a better version of themselves.


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