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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 introductory-level 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.


Leaders Information


Yuliya Kondratenko, PMP, PMI-ACP is a seasoned professional with eleven years of experience in the field of post-secondary education. She currently works as Manager, Operations Support at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. Prior to that role, Yuliya Kondratenko has worked at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec on a number of critical projects that have laid a framework for enhancing services for Concordia students. For the last two years, she has been responsible for implementing the inter-institutional research program SpokenWeb with the goal of remediating (analogue-to-digital), aggregating, and making discoverable a digital library of literary audio collections.

Yuliya obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in March 2017 and became PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) in May 2020. She is an MBTI® (The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) certified practitioner.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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