april 2022

14apr12:00 pm1:00 pmWomen Lead: Challenges and Opportunities of Leading Virtual Teams12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

Event Details

Women Lead Webinar Series

Exclusively for Professional Access Pass members

How can leaders leverage this unique historical moment in which many in-person workplaces have gone hybrid or fully virtual? Are the same levels of connection and productivity achievable despite team members not meeting face-to-face? Join Smith Professor Jana Raver and Smith alumna Nadine Finch to learn more about successfully working in, leading, and managing virtual teams. The presenters will share tangible, tactical advice from their own professional experiences in corporate and academic settings.

Even before the pandemic, the virtual team model developed at Smith connected exceptional students living and working outside of major city centers, and lessons learned from the success of these efforts will be shared that can help you more effectively manage and thrive within your own virtual team, whether you are a manager yourself or a contributing team member. 

The webinar is presented by:

Dr. Jana Raver
Professor, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

Dr. Raver is an authority on interpersonal relations and team processes at work, studying the ways in which employees support each other and build high-performance environments (e.g., helping, promoting learning) versus engage in counterproductive actions that undermine each other (e.g., harassment, bullying, conflict). Professor Raver’s award-winning scholarship in this area has been published in prestigious outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others.

A second area of Professor Raver’s expertise pertains to workplace diversity and cultural differences, where she has studied team diversity, cultural intelligence, and cross-cultural variations in conflict processes and control systems. Her scholarship in this domain has also earned awards and has been published in Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and in several other outlets.

Professor Raver has collaborated with a number of organizations in both the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Canada. She regularly speaks to groups of business leaders, employees, policy makers, and academics on topics including teams, harassment and bullying, conflict, diversity, cultural intelligence, and building positive organizational cultures. Her work has been profiled in numerous media outlets including ABC News, The Globe & Mail, National Post, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, CBC Radio, and the Chicago Tribune.

Nadine Finch
Contracts Lead, EP2P Projects at Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Nadine Finch’s career spans two plus decades of work in functional roles in operations, business development, and systems applications and products in multiple industries across Canada, including not-for-profits and the education and energy sectors. Throughout her career, she has led teams through complex processes and problems and delivered results for her customers, both virtually and in-person. Nadine earned her MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

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