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Leading from a Distance: The Keys to Managing Mobile and Remote Teams

Event Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Event Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue(s): Calgary Petroleum Club
Presenter(s): Dr. Laura Hambley
Agenda: 7:00 - 7:30 AM: Registration/Networking
7:30 - 9:00 AM: Session
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DESCRIPTION:

There is no doubt organizations are moving towards increased mobile, flexible and remote work due to increased real-estate costs, draining commute times, engagement and retention of talent, and increased globalization of business. Leading from a distance is becoming a key skillset for today’s managers, as the future of work is now.

In the wake of remote working reversals by Yahoo and IBM, Dr. Laura Hambley will explain that effectively managing remote teams is scientifically related to certain leadership skills, attributes, and capabilities. Leveraging 15 years of Industrial/Organizational psychology research, participants take a mini distributed leadership assessment and engage in a collaborative discussion.

Drawing upon recent real-world case studies, participants will explore and discuss communication and collaboration strategies for leading from a distance.

Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of:

  • Tips for how to support leaders in embracing flexibility in order to attract and retain top performing employees
  • The capabilities, skills, and attributes that make remote team leaders successful
  • Knowledge of psychometric assessments tailored to distributed employees, teams, and leaders
  • How habits related to remote leader effectiveness can be adopted into their own distributed leadership practices
  • The most common pitfalls of leading from a distance, whether mobile workers in the same city or teams dispersed across geographies.
  • One free Distributed Work Profiler assessment from Work EvOHlution

 

 

PRESENTER BIO(s):

Dr. Laura Hambley is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur who co-founded Work EvOHlution, due to her passion for enhancing distributed worker success. Laura holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Calgary, specializing in the human dynamics of distributed leadership and teamwork. She has completed and published extensive research on the critical success factors for effectively leading distributed teams. Laura also coordinated a major telework research project through the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary (2004-05), and has co-authored a book on the topic (Growing the Virtual Workplace, 2008). Since 2014, Work EvOHlution was recognized as one of the 50 most innovative new organizations in Alberta, profiled in Scientific American magazine, and continues to develop cutting edge tools for organizations globally.

Laura is a Calgary-based entrepreneur who also founded Canada Career Counselling (Alberta, Ontario and BC) and co-founded the Leadership Success Group. She is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary and enjoys supervising and teaching students. Laura was selected as a Canadian Woman of Inspiration (Global Influencer) in September 2018. She currently is Chair of the Canadian Energy Executive Association with her husband, Scott Lovett. They have three children and love the mountains.

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