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The Virtual Workforce: Overcome the Challenges and Reap the Rewards of a Decentralized Team! (On-demand)

Location: Online

Program Summary:

(Original broadcast date: April 18, 2018.)

Emerging technologies facilitate working from remote and de-centralized locations. Bring in subject matter expertise, provide training, and host team meetings without travel. Enhance productivity, strengthen engagement, and offer your team the flexibility they need to effectively integrate complex life roles and responsibilities. Join this webinar to explore how virtual technologies can also expand work opportunities, build strategic partnerships, and foster solid professional relationships with very limited "face time." Hear inspiring case examples and examine the joys/challenges of working virtually. Leave with practical tips for managing staff and projects in an increasingly interconnected virtual world.

In this presentation, you will:
  • Understand how providing flexible work schedules/structures to staff can improve engagement, performance, and satisfaction
  • Learn how technology can support working virtually within your organization
  • Explore strategies for blending traditional face-to-face meetings and training sessions with web-based technologies
Who should take this course:
  • HR practitioners interested in embedding virtual technologies within their organization.
    About the presenter:
    Deirdre Pickerell Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, CPHR, currently serves as Vice-President of Life Strategies Ltd and Dean of Academics at Yorkville University’s British Columbia Campus; to her work she brings 25 years of experience as a career development specialist, educator, manager, and human resource professional. Based in BC’s Fraser Valley, Deirdre has extended her reach through the effective use of virtual technologies – from co-authoring papers, conducting research, and planning for presentations through to developing, launching, and managing several online education programs. In recognition of her work, Deirdre has been honoured to receive the 2014 Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling and the 2006 CPHR BC & Yukon Award of Excellence.

    Registration Fees


    Member $19.99
    Non-Member $39.99
    • Both registration and payment are required for every person accessing this course. You must provide your CPHR BC & Yukon Member ID to receive member pricing.

    • Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

    CPD hours
    1.5 • Engagement
    • Workforce Planning & Talent Management
    All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714