Get More Work Done Faster With Virtual Teams Series of 3 Online Workshops; Will Teach Virtual Teams how to Collaborate Remotely

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New virtual workshops help improve performance of virtual teams.

Chrysalis International Inc., a facilitation, training and communications consulting firm, announces three new online workshops designed to help virtual teams create trust, strengthen collaboration, and achieve more in less time.

“We’re focusing on topics that present the greatest challenges for remote teams,” explains Chrysalis International President Nancy Settle-Murphy. “For example, building trust is especially critical for virtual teams, yet it’s one of the biggest stumbling blocks. Leading virtual teams presents challenges for those who assume that traditional management skills can be automatically transferred. And the process of generating new ideas or solving problems by a large group of people with different perspectives across different time zones, can be extremely difficult for those more comfortable with face-to-face brainstorming sessions.”

Enrollment is open now for all workshops. Topics and dates for public workshops include: Building Trust Across Boundaries, November 2; Leading Virtual Teams, November 7; and Brainstorming Across Borders, November 15. Each workshop runs two hours, from 11AM to 1 PM, Eastern U.S. time. Participation, which costs $79 per session, is limited to 20 people each session.

All workshops will be run using simultaneous audio and FacilitatePro web collaboration software by Facilitate.com. “We wanted to avoid the use of ‘presentationware’ for these workshops, which makes it really tough to keep people’s attention” says Settle-Murphy. “Instead, we want people to experience firsthand the benefits of using interactive verbal and web-based discussions for engaging participants and achieving a higher degree of team learning. You might say that we’re modeling some of the best practices we plan to discuss as part of these workshops.”

Settle-Murphy, the author of dozens of articles, white papers and booklets focusing on remote collaboration, will share practical tips, tools and techniques for immediate application. Participants will be encouraged to share challenges as part of a real-time clinic that ends each workshop. All participants will also receive “68 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Remote Meetings,” a booklet authored by Settle-Murphy.

Workshops on these and other topics can also be delivered to client organizations upon request. For more information or to register for the November sessions, please contact Chrysalis by phone at 978.263.2545 or via email at nancy@chrysalisinternational.com, or go to http://www.chrysalisinternational.com/bridgedistance.htm

Chrysalis International Inc., founded in 1994 by Nancy Settle-Murphy, helps organizations to plan and run productive conversations that lead to exceptional results in very little time. With a team of virtual associates all around the world, Chrysalis provides facilitation, training, consulting and customized learning activities to organizations that appreciate the value of clear, candid and compelling communications.

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