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Friday, June 11, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
Friday 6/11 Friday 6/18 Friday 6/25


This is a free webinar series

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Is your company planning to continue working remotely or in a hybrid model? Like many other employers, you may have discovered during the pandemic, the advantages of flexible work including reduced office costs and improved employee productivity. But effectively implementing flexible work arrangements for the long term has challenges and requires new ways of doing business. Workplaces will require different technologies. Building cohesive workforces and corporate cultures will require novel approaches. And leadership will require innovative methods to build engagement and trust.

Join us Fridays in June for a three-part power series: Successfully Leading, Managing, and Hiring in a Hybrid or Remote Environment that addresses many questions small- and mid-sized businesses are asking about how to navigate the long-term transition to remote or hybrid work. We’ve gathered experts to present critical insights and advice and on the following issues:

  • Making Hybrid Work – A Roadmap for Managing Over Time and Distance
  • Successful Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding in a Remote or Hybrid Environment
  • Leading and Managing Remote or Partially Remote Employees

Presenters Include: 

  • Stefanie Heiter, Founder and CEO of Bridging Distance
  • Janet Swaysland, Senior Consultant, Bridging Distance
  • Gwenn Rosener, Partner and Co-founder of FlexProfessionals
  • Leanne Rodd, Director of Talent, FlexProfessionals

Boston Session Details: 6/11, Making Hybrid Work – A Roadmap for Managing Over Time and Distance:

 As your company pivots to a hybrid workplace, navigating the “messy middle” between fully remote and fully in-person can be challenging. A successful transition to “hybrid” requires significant changes to culture, mindsets, structures, competencies, and technologies to maintain productivity, ensure fairness and team cohesion, and nurture employee engagement. In this webinar, we will provide a framework and roadmap to help you recognize and overcome obstacles in implementing hybrid work models. You will gain:

  • An evidence-based diagnostic foundation in the most critical factors for hybrid work success
  • A simple model for organizing your thinking and planning, policies, processes, and tools
  • Examples of impactful solutions for each key area of the model

 6/18, Successful Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding in a Remote or Hybrid Environment: Hiring and onboarding professionals can be tricky in a remote work environment. Without geographic boundaries, the pool of available talent may seem overwhelming. Hiring managers and candidates alike may struggle to virtually assess cultural fit and chemistry. Onboarding, without the in-person human touch, may seem awkward and unfulfilling. In this webinar, we will share strategies for recruiting and hiring remotely and capitalizing on your company’s flexible work environment to attract and hire top candidates. You will learn:

  •  How to turn your company’s ability to offer remote and hybrid work options into a recruiting advantage
  •  Tips for adjusting your recruiting and screening process to effectively attract and screen remote                    candidates
  •  Strategies for aligning expectations and creating connection and chemistry during a remote or hybrid             onboarding process

6/25, Leading and Managing Remote or Partially Remote Employees:

 Leading in a remote or hybrid work environment, where teams are dispersed across different work locations and time zones, poses unique challenges to building trust, cultivating working relationships, and measuring team performance. Leaders must learn how to effectively utilize tools, technologies, and systems to facilitate communication and collaboration that is inclusive and leverages individual talents well as the power of the collective team. In this webinar, we will help you balance getting the job done effectively while cultivating working relationships that span barriers of time, distance, culture, and more. You will gain:

  •  A model for contrasting in-person and virtual leadership
  •  An evidence-based diagnostic to understand how distance impacts your ability to lead from everywhere
  •  Key behaviors in our Virtual Leader Fitness model that you can apply to your remote teams

Join one, two, or all three events. The events will be recorded and made available on-demand. Optional 15-min Q&A will follow each event.



Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jennifer Manning
Contact Organization:
Melrose Chamber of Commerce
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