May 28th Luncheon:
Maximizing the Power of Virtual TeamsPresenter: Lee Johnsen
Principal and Founder, Partners in Development
Today, more than 7 out of 10 teams in
America accomplish results with members who seldom meet face-to-face.
Yet, they have significant, unique performance challenges. What can
performance improvement professionals do to help these teams achieve
In this session we'll explore how dispersed teams can accomplish results better, faster, and cheaper. Topics will include:
- Trends of a dispersed workforce
- Key practices for leading dispersed teams
- Communications media
- Ways to establish and build trust from a distance
By understanding key differences
between virtual teams and onsite teams, ATD members will be able to
serve as members and leaders of their own virtual teams as well as
consult and support of other virtual team members and leaders in their
organizations. Participants will be able to apply a useful tool to
assess the complexity and reliance factors associated with virtual team.
They will also identify best practices for building trust and enhancing
During the session, participants will
be engaged in small group discussions, audio-visual materials,
interactive handouts, and Q & A sessions.
Johnsen, CPT, CPLP, SPHR, is President of Partners in Development
(PID). Lee has a 20-year record of successfully guiding organizations
toward improved productivity and work relationships resulting in
significant growth. He has previously held management positions in
fortune 500 corporations and has extensive experience working with
Lee has presented at regional and
international conferences (ATD and ISPI) on topics of training
evaluation, e-learning, and leadership of globally dispersed teams. He
is a published author and an adjunct faculty member of the American
Management Association (AMA). In 2014, Lee spent five months working in
Saudi Arabia and leading his own virtual team. More Information...
This program is eligible ATD CI CPLP recertification points 1pt/1hr (continuing education).