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Mon, Dec 07


Online Event

Virtual Teams That Work!

Now - more than ever - we rely on virtual interactions with our teams to deliver. Join IPMA-MCC favorite Sandra Crowe in a timely, engaging conversation about Virtual Teams that Work!

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Virtual Teams That Work!
Virtual Teams That Work!

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Online Event


About the Event

Description: Everything on a team happens as a result of conversations. What we do in conversation, how we organize, construct and use language as tools in those conversations, determines what we will create in our work relationships, especially in our team dynamics. The more we see language as a tool, the more we will be able to use it to our advantage. The way we use the tools of language with each other will determine the effectiveness of the team. This free session will help outline how to use not only specific tools within language, but will outline techniques and processes to support teams that work!

Outcome: What participants will take away is the ability to use language in a more powerful way, specifically to use four tools more effectively in dealing with team issues, and interpersonal concerns. As a result participants will feel more comfortable confronting difficult issues, creating more productive outcomes, and experience more ease of efficiency with one another. This combination will allow them to walk away with skills they can apply in many aspects of their life.


  • Understanding how language impacts team dynamics
  • Using language tools to effectively increase team productivity
  • Learn a quick tool for immediate feedback that supports everyone
  • Implement an easy tool for creating and setting expectations
  • Language generates results: learn how to use it and make team rules that work
  • Take back four tools for more effective team results today

This session will also go over Sandra’s Four Stages of Virtual Team Reset:

  1. Inquiry: By asking the right questions, such as “What do you do well?” “What does your management do well?” or “What are two successes you’ve had in the past year?” the dynamics of what the team does well (and not well) gets revealed. This involves talking to the manager and leaders on the team as well as others that are involved in the core functioning of the team. This also gives management a mini 360 to find out overall assessments of the team, where your strengths are and where things need to navigate.
  2. Analysis & Diagnosis: Once the data is tabulated and connected, the holes (if there are any) in the team can be analyzed. Depending on the objectives of leadership we can implement assessments such as The Leadership Circle, MBTI, Strengths Finder, DiSC, Emotional Intelligence, Skillscope360, other 360’s etc…
  3. Prescription: This part usually involves a training session, typically anything in between a half day to two days in length. Based on the analysis, assessments, conversations and objectives, we create an agenda and format for a team program that addresses all of these elements and introduces ideas that unpack issues and embed solutions.
  4. Follow Up: The team decides what action steps will be taken and implemented. They will create inner accountability and then Sandra will check in with the manager to see how the outcome is unfolding. Follow up coaching or sessions can be added on as well as future “check ins”.

The combination of all these elements leads to a more aware team, better relationships, greater effectiveness and ultimately satisfaction between and among team members as well as upper management. For more information contact: Sandra Crowe

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