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Harnessing The Power Of Virtual Teams
(formerly known as Leading Virtual Teams)

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

harnessing the power of virtual teams

Introduction

With today’s connected world, organisations benefit from leveraging on cross-functional teams located across multiple countries, regions and sites, including members working from home, to support projects in a seamless way. This poses challenges for project managers in managing cross‐cultural, virtual teams. This program introduces a new team model to increase company efficiency, focusing on multi-cultural management and effective virtual team communication.

Benefits to You

BUSINESS OUTCOMES :
The ability to communicate effectively and handle the diversity of virtual teams make a huge difference in the outcome of projects which have become more complex, often requiring cross functional teams to collaborate seamlessly to be successful. Mastering the skill and competency to manage in a virtual environment is crucial in achieving better business performance for organisations of the future.

LEARNING OUTCOMES :
•Understand what is different when working with virtual teams
•Build and maintain trust in virtual teams
•Lead and facilitate virtual communications
•Manage performance and assessment of virtual teams
•Coach in a virtual environment
•Facilitate successful and productive virtual meetings
Programme Outline
Virtual teams
- Characteristics, advantages, challenges and how to collaborate
Building virtual teams and trust
- Assessing suitable members, defining clear roles and responsibilities, managing conflicts and communication
Establishing operation guidelines
- The major categories, building an effective team committee and information structure, decision making and risks
Leveraging on communication technologies 
- Technologies and tools for virtual teams, how to make intercultural communication effective
Leading virtual teams
- Managing cultural diversity, building high performance, criteria for performance assessment and setting KPIs for results
Who Must Attend

(Level 4) Managers
(Level 5) Senior Managers & Directors

Experienced project managers and team leaders who work with virtual teams

Programme Leader
Gavin Oh is the Senior Partner, COO and Managing Director of a consultancy firm. With more than 10 years of management experience and another 19 years in training and consulting, he is qualified in all aspects of business management. Gavin was involved with other organisations in supply chain and Enterprise Resource Planning projects and assisted IBM in transforming their sales force towards high performance selling teams. He has also worked in various countries including USA, China, Taiwan and Thailand. Gavin received his B.Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Certified Project Management Professional® (PMP), IPMA Level C Certified and PRINCE2 Certified Trainer.  He is proficient in both English and Mandarin.
Dr Sherman Ong is a director and principal consultant at a business consultancy firm.  He has over 31 years of extensive business experience across the high technology aerospace and defence manufacturing, information technology and communications, public healthcare and higher institute of learning education industries. He held senior management positions over a span of 21 years, impacting lives across these four industry sectors. He was also involved in three start-up businesses across the Asia Pacific region.
As a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, he engages clients to coach them for their personal talent growth and strengths development. Dr Ong is a passionate communicator and loves teaching, training, coaching and mentoring. His life mission statement is: Live Best; Leave Best!
  
As a Certified Lean Healthcare Leader, Dr Ong engages clients in clinical process improvement, quality healthcare services, enterprise risk management and lean healthcare management. As a principal consultant, he continues to engage clients in project management, business process improvement, supply chain optimisation and enterprise risk management practices.
He is a regular speaker at conferences, symposiums and industry forums giving keynote speeches on change management, supply chain integration, business process re-engineering, transformational leadership, lean optimisation, project management and operations optimisation, one-to-one marketing, and strategic business management.  Dr Ong is proficient in both English and Mandarin.
Registration
CategorySIM Member Fee  (S$)Non-member Fee  (S$)
 including GST including GST
Normal Fees535.00642.00
Early Bird Fees10% DISCOUNT OFF THE FEES ABOVE
- terms & conditions applies ; please call to enquire.

Enquiries : Kathleen Tan - 62489407 | 62466746, kathleentan@sim.edu.sg