You’re Invited to Join the Virtual Working Summit 2015
Do you need to work effectively when you can’t be face to face?
Do you want to have the satisfaction of working in a way that massively reduces your travel costs and helps the environment? What about slashing the time, cost and frustration of too much travel? Do you want to avoid misunderstandings with your team and stop wasting time on ineffective conference calls? What about being able to do all this while keeping others interested and engaged even when they’re miles away?
Join us for the Virtual Working Summit over five days from 23rd-25th November, 30th November to 1st December. Featuring short audio interviews with world-class experts at a time to suit you, one per day, it also gives you the chance to interact with the other participants online. This is a unique way for you to develop your skills without travelling. There is no charge to register to listen in to each speaker via the web each day. The theme for this year is ‘Virtual Working in a Changing World’ and the summit will be run in conjunction with the BA Summit.
Sign up now to book your place at the 2015 Summit. Once you’re registered, we’ll give you access immediately.
Who should attend? People who manage a team or projects across countries or continents. People who need to work across more than one site. Professionals who work with clients, or sell to them, remotely. People facing budget cuts. People who need to build trust and engage others. Teleworkers. People who need to do more with less. If that’s you, then:
Sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out:
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Virtual working? For some, it’s a nightmare of bad lines, inaudible voices and technology that only works some of the time. On top of that, it can be really tough to keep engaged and focused when you can’t see people’s faces and you don’t know the people on the other end of the line. And we haven’t even mentioned the misunderstandings that happen across cultures! This photo sums up what these calls can feel like:
But it doesn’t need to be like this!
Take your virtual meetings from frustrating timewasters to effective ways to reduce travel and carbon emissions while saving time and money. Learn how to work with your team when you can’t be with them face to face.
How? You’re in the right place! Sign up now for the Virtual Working Summit 2013.
Our team of experts share their thoughts, ideas, and experience with you, so you can:
- Learn a virtual leadership model to help you to get the most out of virtual teams.
- Find out just how powerful questions can be when you can’t be together.
- Explore the lessons that anthropology can give us when applied to virtual working.
- Gain ideas for your current, tricky virtual work issues.
- Learn how to be productive in the distracting world of virtual work.
- Hear how a leading insurance company has been able to create ‘remote colocation’ to make Agile projects work effectively.
Penny Pullan: Virtual Leadership of Change 23rd November
Dr Penny Pullan is your BA Summit Host. She will kick-off your summit on 23rd November with a session introducing her new Virtual Leadership model and then answering your questions on how apply virtual leadership in a range of tricky situations that you might face!
Penny has worked across industry sectors from banking and finance, through to telecoms and pharmaceuticals. She enjoys making a difference with people grappling with tricky projects. Tricky means anything from risky, with ambiguous requirements, to having disinterested stakeholders, probably with a team dispersed around the world. If that’s your world, that’s where Penny is too.
Judy Rees: Powerful Questions For Virtual Working
Mark Lewing and John Stuart-Clarke: Remote Co-Location for Developing Software in an Agile Way
Priya E. Abraham: Cyberconnecting – how to increase your virtual productivity through identity
Grace Marshall: How to be really productive when you are working virtually 1st December
Grace Marshall recently wrote the book ‘How to be REALLY productive: achieving clarity and getting results in a world where work never ends’, published by Pearson. Her session will answer your questions on how you can be productive when remote from your colleagues. She’s happy to cover any areas but suspects that most will be in areas such as:
It all depends on what you ask her questions about!
Grace Marshall is head coach, chief encourager and Productivity Ninja at Grace-Marshall.com and author of two books.
Just type in your Name, primary Email Address and the country where you’re located then click the “Register Me Now!” button to register for the Summit. If you have ask a question for us to answer during the 2013 summit, please enter it too.
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How did people find the first Virtual Working Summit? Here are some extracts from the feedback:
The Virtual Working Summit was a wonderful learning and networking experience. The speakers were so very knowledgeable. I looked forward each day to listening to the sessions! The summit was an excellent way to learn and connect with other professionals in a convenient and flexible way. Thank you Penny for a great program.
Hard to think of what could make this experience better. Penny’s efforts were outstanding and this summit was more than what I expected.
To be honest, I can’t think of anything to improve for next year! I thought the summit was extremely well organised and the different sessions covered the topic very well. Thank you!
a great start – looking forward to the next one
The summit sessions were excellent. All topics are relevant. For next year, continue to do a great job on selected relevant topics
Great summit sessions !! Speakers are knowledgeable on the topics which makes the session valuable
Excellent concept Penny, and executed perfectly. A significant contribution to raising the profile of virtual working and use of applicable tools. Looking forward to next year already! Dr. Edward Wallington, Programme and Project Manager
Thank you for an engaging set of discussions. John Greenwood PMP. Senior Project Manager.
What went well? Pretty much everything!
Thank you for hosting the Summit. I enjoyed it very much. Carl Sands, PMP – Global Delivery Framework Implementation Team Associate
Excellent idea please make it an annual event. Simon Neale – Project Manager
All the calls I listened to were good. I only didn’t listen to calls if I physically couldn’t make time to listen that day – I would have listened to them all if I could. Very interesting, well co-ordinated and smoothly executed, thank you! Dee Henderson-Small, Consulting Partner, Inspired Partners Ltd.
I liked everyone
The summit was brilliant idea! Hugely useful and encouraging to be able to hear experts on subjects that affect my virtual daily working life. Thank you Penny for organising it all. Peter Sargent, Financial Management Consultant
I liked the speakers – good topics and good coverage of the topics by the speakers. Connie Hayes, PMI-SP
The topics was just what we needed, because we have just started to Work in a new virtual organisation with 17 countries. What went well? The good questions and answers. That the summit was available the whole day and not just the specific time. Jeanette Prang, Learning and Change management consultant
Good event – stimulating idea.
I thought the telephone interviews were very professional, sound quality was excellent and good to be able to listen at any time. A great idea, wonderfully implemented. Carol Sherriff, director and facilitator, Wilson Sherriff
Audio format combined with LinkedIn discussions. Interview topics, practical advice.
I enjoyed ALL of the topics that were presented. I liked the fact that I could dial in at my own convenience. I actually heard my question asked during the summit so I thought that was very cool. I liked that the speakers were from a variety of countries and expertise, but it all tied in together nicely. Penny, this was a fantastic experience for me. Thank you for pulling all of the resources together and for offering us such a fantastic and FREE summit. I am already looking forward to participating next year and hope that since I registered I will be automatically on your email list for notices of same. THANKS SO MUCH! Cheryl D. Oberg, PMP [USA]
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