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Managing Global Teams: Ideas to Improve Collaboration and Impact

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Course Description
The potential for global collaboration is significant – different perspectives, sources of information, ability to serve global clients, etc. Yet one of the hurdles is the ability to collaborate globally. Most people are not aware of how the geographic distance and cultural diversity impact how we think, feel and act when working virtually. For instance, virtual managers need to consider alternatives ways to build trust, give feedback and create team spirit when compared to a co-located team.
In this presentation, we will explore the unique context when strategy is global and colleagues are local. Theresa will introduce cultural diversity and then show the three ways cultural differences can impact a virtual team. She will also provide practical ideas for managers that want to tap into the potential of global collaboration. Participants will leave the presentation with a list of future focus areas for their team.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Build awareness of the impact of geographic distance and cultural diversity on global collaboration.
  • Determine how to overcome the biases that arise due to distance and cultural diversity.
  • Implement practical solutions to build virtual team spirit and connection.

Duration: 60 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Accreditations: CEU : 0.1 / PDH : 1
SWE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. In order to earn CEUs for this course, you must complete the full course and pass the knowledge check assessment with an 80%.


  • Theresa Sigillito Hollema (she/her)

    Theresa Sigillito Hollema is a consultant, trainer and speaker focused on supporting international leaders and teams to develop cultural competence, virtual competence and global leadership. She is the author Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World, one of the few books that integrates cultural diversity and virtual collaboration. Theresa was a consultant with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, a leading cultural consulting firm and is currently the Director of Virtual Across Cultures. Virtual Across Cultures supports global teams, departments and organizations to develop cultural and virtual competence through workshops and blended virtual programs. After leaving the US 25 years ago, Theresa has worked and lived internationally, currently in the Netherlands.

April 17, 2024
Wed 10:00 AM CDT

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