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Leading Virtual Global Teams, with Allyson Stewart-Allen

Price: £125 +VAT

Our 90-minute virtual and interactive workshop helps your leaders not just learn best practices but apply them in the daily running of their virtual global teams so they can perform at speed without compromising relationships with clients, customers and colleagues.

Led by international teams expert Allyson Stewart-Allen, you will do more than just learn concepts. You’ll have the chance to try out techniques to rehearse keeping a global virtual team aligned, focused and performing.

Why now?

With employees now working from home, ensuring their teams stay high-performing matters now more than ever.

With virtual working comes daily online team meetings with members based around the globe, presenting a mix of expectations, timezones, cultures and rules for how the team works together.

Knowing and applying best practices for getting the work done without face-to-face contact is now essential.

What you will learn

During this 90-minute interactive virtual workshop you’ll learn – and practice – the leadership skills that deliver high-performance in an online environment, specifically:

  • Rating your team against 10 criteria of successful global virtual teams
  • Defining the “from/to” so you’re clear what should be even better for their future teamworking
  • Exploring the “5 Functions of a Team” model to identify how teams can be even more aligned on trust, productive conflict, commitment, accountability and a focus on results
  • Developing team members’ cross-cultural capabilities through a deeper understanding of the range of business cultures represented on their teams and associated business culture preferences
  • Building even closer personal relationships across team members
  • Identifying the ways for teams to balance the global and local demands inherent in global and virtual teams
The format

This live virtual workshop is highly interactive, using small group activities to provide frequent opportunities for participants to share personal experiences, talk about the challenges inherent in virtual client service across functional and national boundaries, and to try out ideas and new approaches in a safe, confidential setting.

Based on Allyson Stewart-Allen’s experience designing and delivering award-winning leadership development programmes for over 240 clients across 26 countries, each session will be limited to 20 participants.

You will experience a variety of learning methods while exploring first-hand, real-life examples of virtual team situations to bring the concepts to life.

See Allyson Stewart-Allen speak about how coronavirus is disrupting business here.

Event Name

Leading Virtual Global Teams, with Allyson Stewart-Allen

Course Leader
  • Allyson Stewart-Allen

    Advisor, author, speaker, educator and NED

  • Online event


Course Leader

Allyson Stewart-Allen

Advisor, author, speaker, educator and NED

Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned advisor, author, speaker, educator and NED whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances and corporate education. A Californian based in Europe for over 30 years, Allyson applies her extensive international consulting experience, MBA education with Dr. Peter Drucker and languages (French, German) to the company she founded, International Marketing Partners. Having advised over 240 organisations across 26 countries, Allyson helps leaders successfully and profitably span international and functional boundaries by giving them the tools to be more effective in a global arena. The benefits clients enjoy as a result include better localisation, increased corporate diplomacy capability and more effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.