Virtual Teams

Teaming for innovation and growth


As more organizations work virtually, managers of traditional work teams are leading across locations, functions, cultures, and time zones. Managers and team members require different skill sets to capitalize on the unique opportunities that virtual teams can bring to an organization. In this action-learning workshop, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead virtual teams. You will leave with a pragmatic set of tools and strategies to improve performance, engagement, innovation, sharing, and intercultural behaviour. You will gain access to a set of strategies that will determine the actions you need to take in your unique context.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Discover best practices to successfully lead remote teams
  • Explore intercultural challenges – relationship to power/authority, challenging others, raising issues
  • Understand how sharing leadership is a powerful tool in managing remote teams
  • Identify strategies and actions to overcome these challenges, in their own contexts

This seminar is designed for any manager, supervisor or project leader as well as those moving into a context of managing remote teams. It is particularly helpful to professionals with several years’ technical experience who have been promoted to positions as managers or team leaders.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks)*, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

*Meal service is included for in-person programs only.

Topics covered in this course

  • Performance, cohesion, engagement, innovation
  • Sharing key information
  • Intercultural behaviour – authority, participation, face, conflict, and divergent thinking
  • Gain access to a set of strategies, actions, and behaviours to overcome challenges
  • Understand the purpose of meetings and learn to how to prep, conduct, and follow-up
  • Address your own specific leadership issues and develop potential solutions
  • Build your co-development group


Course Leaders

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Miriam Carver


Miriam Carver

As a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute and lecturer in the Desautels Faculty of Management, Miriam Carver’s areas of expertise include leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, building teams, customer service, executive coaching, and emotional intelligence. She consults with a wide variety of organizations in diverse sectors, from manufacturing and telecommunications to government and healthcare. She holds a Master’s in Education (Counselling Psychology) from McGill University and has completed additional graduate work in Organizational Development and Conflict Resolution.

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Tamara Carver


Tamara Carver

Tamara Carver is an Assistant Professor at McGill University in the Faculty of Medicine. She is the Education Lead of Family Medicine Innovations in Learning (FMIL) which supports leading-edge education innovation. Her research focuses on the evaluation of blended education programs. Her driving force in this line of work is to make learning engaging and fun using the most awesome and appropriate technology possible.