Building and Managing the Virtual Project Team for HR Professionals

Description

This one day program focuses on how to effectively build and manage a virtual (or remote) project team. So much rides on the success of a project team – and when you have a virtual team (whether across the world, across the country or in the next state) there are many more challenges on a daily basis that affect team performance. In today’s world, most every organization needs to work across time zones. Poor team performance will ultimately affect the success of the project. This workshop is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the challenges around pulling together resources for virtual projects, managing communications among team members and assignment of responsibilities, assigning roles and overall management of a virtual (global) team.

All participants will be provided templates to use back on the job.  A case study example is used throughout the program which is customized for the client’s business.

Target Audience

  • HR professionals who need to work with virtual teams

Topics

  • Building the team whether you pick the team members or they are chosen for you
  • Best practices for “kicking off” the project team
  • Effective project planning with your team
  • The five stages of team development
  • Building the project team to ensure diversity
  • Managing and communicating best practices for remote teams
  • Managing conflicts and problem solving when you can’t be face-to-face
  • Motivating and engaging virtual teams
  • Providing feedback keeping in mind cultural differences
  • Building cohesive and committed virtual teams
  • Communication best practices including developing team communication plans collaboratively, and using communication tools effectively