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GPLD157 - Virtual Teams and Tools

Working remotely requires new approaches to managing communication and coordinating daily activities, thus unlocking the potential to consider such transition as a process, not a fixed point in time.

Grounded in the practical knowledge gained while working with geographically dispersed teams, this virtual seminar introduces graduate students to the lessons learnt from the open source communities and office-less start-ups and help apply them in the context of their own research projects.

Learning Objectives


By the end of this seminar, students will:

• Understand the significance of project management methods, platforms and other work collaboration tools to support virtual teams.
• Explore best practices on managing their research and project data remotely as well as how to provision the right infrastructure.
• Become familiar with types of virtual teams and techniques on leading such teams, navigating obstacles and building trust.
• Learn about setting up a system for communicating with team members, including opportunities for spontaneous communication and ways to communicate tone and personality when working remotely.

This is an introductory-level seminar; however, the instructor will recommend a number of free Udemy course offerings to complement the material covered in this seminar.

Leaders Information


This workshop will be led by Yuliya Kondratenko, in partnership with SpokenWeb.

During her career as a project manager, Yuliya Kondratenko, PMP has worked on a number of transformational projects that have laid a framework for enhancing future services for the clients. In her current role as a project manager at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Yuliya is responsible for implementing a multi-institutional humanities-driven research program, funded a SSHRC Partnership grant with the goal of preserving and activating archives of literary sound recordings for use in research, teaching and artistic creation. In addition, she is an MBTI® Step IITM (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) certified practitioner and a keen supporter of using this assessment tool for improving project team dynamics through coaching and managing change. Yuliya has delivered numerous workshops and lectures across Canada. In her free time, Yuliya is a passionate community builder and has travelled the world while volunteering for over a dozen of outreach initiatives.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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