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Virtual Teams Book: Building a virtual team spirit… extract from Chapter 2

Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have been working on Chapter 2. It was great to work in this chapter as it includes a lot of practical strategies and case studies, which were fun to revisit. Next, I will be working on Chapter 1, Setting out as a virtual team. I have completed drafts for three of the six chapters now, and I am a total of 29,000 words into the…

August ’21: I’ve been busy! (and I made a terrarium)

This past month has been BUSY. I am good under pressure, but it took a lot of energy and effort to keep things in some sort of resemblance of balance this month. ALT is always busy in August, because we run our biggest event of the year in September, and it has keep us all working hard. It’ll be worth it when we see it coming together in just over two weeks. If you haven’t…

Poseidon, bin collector, judge. What I wanted to be when I was a kid.

When things are busy, it can be tough to make time and space for YOU. So in order to make some space for ME on MY blog, this is a blog post all about… me πŸ™‚ Reflecting on ‘career’ progress for want of a better word is an important part of charting your own development, and this is something I have been doing as part of reviewing and updating my Senior CMALT Portfolio. The time…

We are looking for a COO… a look behind the recruitment doors

We are currently recruiting for a Chief Operations Officer for ALT, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s always great when you get to grow your team, particularly when there are only seven of you and each individual makes a big impact. Why this role, why now? We are the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK – and we have been pretty busy in the past eighteen months! Learning Technology has never…

June & July ’21: A break, a book and back to running

I was on a long awaited break at the end of June and I missed out blogging about what I did in June… and so you get double the monthly blogging goodness in one post πŸ™‚ First up… CEO updates Things were BUSY for me as a CEO in June, as I wrote in my report to Members of ALT. Not only did we hold our AGM, announced new Trustee appointments and a Board meeting…

‘Not just another online conference’… my hopes as CEO for ALT’s first Annual Conference online

ALT was founded in 1993 and last year was the first (and hopefully only) year in our history that we didn’t run our Annual Conference. Instead we organised a Summer Summit that provided much needed crisis support to our community in the run up to a start of term like no other. This September, our Annual Conference is back, and the excitement is building under the leadership of our three wonderful Co-Chairs, Roger Emery, Farzana…

Virtual Teams Book – First Chapter Done

Just over a month ago, this project to write a book about leading virtual teams got underway. If you missed the first post that explains what the book is about and the open approach I am taking, then head here to catch up. Progress since the last post Since my last post, I have outlined what the book is going to be about and each chapter within it. I have set out word limits for…

Virtual Teams – The Book Project

Welcome to the first post in the Virtual Teams Book series. Read on or find out more about this project. An introduction: From learning online to working online More and more organisations are moving to working remotely. It’s becoming commonplace in sectors like education to work from home as part of geographically distributed teams. As the number of managers and leaders leading virtual teams is increasing, everyone is looking to learn how to effectively manage…

May ’21: Life/work balance, creative projects and virtual team working

Life/work balance Last month starting with some well-earned time off. One aim I have set myself for this year is to take work at my own pace. As a CEO I find there is always pressure, too much to be getting on with – but I am doing what I can to work at a pace that is sustainable for my life/work balance. So some of what I enjoyed most about the last month was…

Leading a Virtual Team: Our Team Day experience

This month is our first full Team Day of the year. This post shares what we did, why and how. The ‘why’ of our virtual Team Days As a distributed team we have had a blended approach to individual catch up and team get togethers for a couple of years. Due to the impact of lockdown living and working from home with family, pets and under pressure, we didn’t have formal Team Days last year…

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