As a former Virtual Team Leader and Program Manager myself, I know how important having a great toolkit for support of today's virtual and remote team really is. I hear this every day from the virtual and remote teams I work with through virtual team building events, and coaching conversations.
I dedicated the first 2019 Effective Virtual Conversations call to the topic of 5 Virtual and Remote Team Building Activities. You can view it here on YouTube.
As more teams become geographically dispersed, building skills in virtual teamwork is critical. These are not the same skill sets we tried to develop at the start of the millennium when there was a focus on virtual and remote teams. We're updating these skills with today's practices and tech tools.
I'd like to invite you to join me here at the Effective Virtual Conversations blog this year, for continued posts on what makes conversations in the virutal space engaging, and impactful. If you are a virtual and remote professional you may also want to check out the sibling site of my latest book - PlanDoTrack.com.
Last month I released the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner for VIrtual and Remote Teams as another resource geared to support you in having better conversations and impact in the virtual and remote world. Part workbook, part analog planner, it's a desk sized book, you can refer to all year long, AND use to keep organized.
There are two resources I hope you will check out regularly over at PlanDoTrack:
Weekly Friday posts as part of the 52 Weeks of Planning, Doing and Tracking. Each week I'll be releasing another episode and weekly worksheet, geared to support you with a focusing prompt for reflection AND action in the virtual space. Check out the original posts here.
The second set of resources I hope you will check out are the monthly planning sessions I offer. Month end virtual reflection hacks (1 hour in length to support you in reflecting on key successes from the last month AND planning for the month ahead - next one January 31st from 6 - 7 am Eastern) AND the February 2nd PlanDoTrack Virtual Retreat - an action filled accountability retreat getting you to plan, take action and start tracking key projects you are working on. I'll host this program this coming weekend on Saturday from 2 -6 pm Eastern on zoom. Learn more and reserve your spot here.
Have a great start to your week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
Author of several books including: PlanDoTrack (2019), Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), Effective Group Coaching (2010)
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The second Monday of every month from about 11 - 11:30 am ET/New York usually finds me leading the monthly Effective Virtual Conversations Community Call. I've been hosting these since the summer of 2017 when EVC was released, and I'm pleased to announce that I've just posted the 2019 schedule for the first half of the year.
These calls are usually hosted on zoom (so we can use the technology available to us) and run for 30 minutes. They are also posted over at my YouTube channel. Content and tool rich, they take a practical, tips approach to supporting leaders, team members and learning professionals in creating more engaging virtual conversations. Most of the tips come from my 2017 book, Effective Virtual Conversations.
2019 topics are scheduled as:
January - Five Virtual and Remote Team Builders (ideal for virtual and remote teams!)
February - Enhancing your Virtual Collaborations
March - Making it Stick. Boosting Retention in Virtual Sessions (NOTE this call is held on 3/25 as I will be away on 3/11)
April - Design Hack (Bring a real-time design project you want to work on and leave this special 45 minute session with the skeleton of a webinar/virtual session)
May - Jazzing up engagement -2019 style
Other calls in 2019 will focus on neuroscience and virtual learning; content creation.
I hope that you will join me in my zoom room (usually 270-302-0415). Details are typically posted the morning of the call over at my Effective Group Coaching Facebook page. No cost to attend other than your time and your connection!
Download a copy of the call schedule here for Winter 2019.
Jennifer Britton, CPCC, PCC
Facebook – EffectiveGroupCoaching
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Also author of Effective Group Coaching (2010), From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013), Coaching Business Builder (2018), and PlanDoTrack(2019)
Join Effective Virtual Conversations Author Jennifer Britton for regular posts to spark your ideas and conversations virtually!
Virtual Facilitation Essentials:Spring 2019: Mondays 1:30 - 2:45 pm ET: June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 8, 2019 (8.5 CCEs)
Learning Lab and Design Studio meets throughout the year on Fridays from 8:45 -930 am ET (Weeks 1 and 3 of month). Join us for a month or the year. February's focus is on video based learning.
Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs); Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET and Mondays 8-915 am ET running June 7 - 21 (3 spots open)
Coaching Biz Growth Lab - Business Group Coaching for Coaching Business Owners - Meets Week 1 and 3 Fridays of Each Month (3-4 pm ET).