Managing Virtual Teams and Communities

10 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Chris Collison
Chris Collison 🇬🇧
Paul Corney
Paul Corney 🇬🇧

Managing Virtual Teams and Communities

About the Masterclass

Looking for practical hints, tactics and tips on setting up, starting and sustaining a Virtual Team or a Virtual Community or want to take a step back and assess how effective your Community is? This Masterclass will give you the knowledge and tools to do just that and more.

It will be highly interactive and practical with a set of learning outcomes. Illustrated with case study examples from global assignments it will also draw on a guide on running Communities of Practice written for the United Nations by Chris Collison.

Masterclass Agenda

Working Virtually

  • Characteristics of Virtual Teams
  • Virtual team behaviors
  • Working virtually across culture
  • Set it right to get it right.
  • Who chairs wins!
  • Importance of ‘virtual cake’
  • Success Factors

From Virtual Teams to Virtual Communities

  • Knowledge Sharing ‘Arroz de Marisco’

Managing Virtual Communities

  • Set up
  • The characters
  • The incentives
  • How to sustain
  • What happens when it goes wrong
  • What does it feel like when its working

Reflections & consolidation

  • Open Space Peer Assist: a chance for the delegates to demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has to work virtually across borders, languages and cultures.

Masterclass Leaders

Chris Collison and Paul Corney have decades of practical global experience.

Chris is an internationally recognised thought-leader, consultant, trainer and author with 20 years of experience in the field of Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Organizational Learning. He has worked as a consultant for over 130 organisations ranging from the International Olympic Committee, and the World Bank to Credit Suisse and Vodafone. His books are used on Masters and Doctorate programmes around the world, and he is a faculty member or associate lecturer at several international business schools.

He is an associate or faculty member at several business schools and universities in the UK, Ireland, Russia and Iran and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development). He is regular speaker at public and in-company events, and has lectured on MBA, MSc and DBA and internal corporate programmes. Chris designed and delivers a regular blended learning programme for the United Nations on Collaborative Knowledge Sharing and Innovation.

Paul helps peoples and businesses to realise their potential: as an advisor; coach; facilitator; and project director. He has a broad global experience working at all levels across a range of industries: 3rd sector; energy; finance; government / public sector; information; knowledge management; law; leisure; retail; and software. He has led assignments in Africa, Asia, The Americas, Europe and The Middle East.

Paul is also a prominent keynote speaker and masterclass leader and a member of Brighton University’s Business School Faculty where he lectures on Knowledge & Innovation. In Lisboa he has delivered keynote speeches at AESE and University of Lisboa and run two successful Masterclasses on ‘managing risk: capturing and retaining critical knowledge.’

Paul who lives in Lisbon and Eastbourne is currently co-authoring a book on Knowledge Management entitled ‘Navigating the Minefield: A practical KM Companion’ to be published at the end of 2016.