*Global Collaboration: Working on and Leading Remote Teams

Selena Rezvani
SWE Advance
65 Minutes
CEU : 0.1
PDH : 1


Global and dispersed teams come with unique challenges. Yet they also offer broad functional expertise and the benefits of vast, international diversity. How can you distinguish your performance as a member or leader of these teams? In this session, you’ll learn behavioral Do’s and Don’ts that can either foster or corrode a culture of collaboration and trust – and strategies to help you reduce “social distance.” You’ll learn to set the example by structuring meetings inclusively and steering your team’s collective focus toward objectives. 

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize vulnerabilities specific to remote teams.
  2. Describe how to build-in deliberate moments of social cohesion and create bonding even when teams are not collocated. 
  3. Redirect team discussion and participation - or a lack thereof - toward shared goals.


Selena Rezvani is a recognized consultant, speaker and author on women and leadership. A seasoned human capital consultant, Selena uses workplace culture assessments to help corporate clients be more inclusive and welcoming to women. She’s also the author of two leadership books targeted at professional women – Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and The Next Generation of Women Leaders (Praeger, 2009). Selena has been featured as a TEDx speaker and quoted by the LA Times, Oprah.com, Todayshow.com, Forbes, and wrote an award-winning column on women for The Washington Post. Selena is Be Leaderly’s Vice President of Consulting and Research.

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