Summer Learning Series: Uniting the Virtual Workforce

  • 23 Jun 2011
  • 12:00 PM - 12:59 PM
  • Webinar (Eastern Time)


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Summer Learning Series: Uniting the Virtual Workforce

Does distance still matter among the 21st century workforce? Is it really dead as many claim due to mobile devices and collaboration tools? The answer is no. This is a myth. To simply believe the hype, that collaboration technology creates more innovation, more productivity, a happier workforce, etc. is simply short sighted and most executives can see evidence that it’s just not so.

Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D. coined the term “Virtual Distance” to describe a measurable and very real phenomenon building in our electronic age. Virtual Distance refers to a quantifiable psychological distance that when left unchecked, can create havoc with performance, innovation, leader effectiveness and other key success factors companies care about. Karen presents empirical data about these perceptual shifts and demonstrates proven “how tos” on ways to improve results and overall well-being throughout the virtual workforce.

This session will cover:

  • The major challenges and obstacles to creating and maintaining a high-performing virtual workforce
  • How to measure Virtual Distance and its impact on performance, innovation and other important outcomes
  • How to map Virtual Distance so that specific plans can be put in place to reduce its effects and improve productivity 
  • How to improve leader effectiveness by implementing training and coaching on Virtual Distance management skills

About Our Speaker

Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D. is Professor at Stonybrook University and Founder of Virtual Distance International, a research-based management consulting company that creates models and methodologies for improving performance, leadership and innovation in globally integrated enterprises. She is the author of “Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise”, and “Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century.”

Registration Fees

  • Metro DC ASTD Chapter Members  no charge
  • Non-Chapter Members  $25

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Certificate of Completion

Attend all three webinars in the 2011 Summer Learning Series on Virtual Learning and Leadership and receive a certificate of completion from the Metro DC Chapter of ASTD.