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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 🙂 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…

From #MayVinylChallenge to #JuneEdTechChallenge

This month I have been enjoying playing along with the #MayVinylChallenge (thanks to Simon Horrocks, who helped me discover it), which I think was set up by the Founder of Women in Vinyl, Jenn D’Eugenio. As a side note, Women in Vinyl sounds like a great group and reminds me a lot of #FemEdTech. So… I sure I am not the only one who is looking for a bit more fun just now, and I…

Leading a virtual team: mental wellbeing for virtual teams

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and here in the UK restrictions are lifting and things are getting a lit bit easier and from next week, the slow return to offices and campuses is entering a new phase. Whilst the weather is still a bit mixed we are slowly moving into a brighter time of year. In this month’s post, we are checking in with mental wellbeing for virtual teams. We are NOT going back Over…

April ’21 (WE DID IT AGAIN)

In personal news Lots happened in April and I am glad to start this month’s post on a personal note, as I was able to get my first vaccine early in the month: Grateful to have received my vaccine today 🌈🙏 pic.twitter.com/9LKkoRro9k — Dr Maren Deepwell (@MarenDeepwell) April 10, 2021 This was a big moment for me and I am deeply grateful to the NHS here in Wales for a super professional and easy process…

Leading a virtual team: do my ‘workers’ have the right to disconnect?

Ministers urged to give UK home-workers a ‘right to disconnect’ https://t.co/77NRGHxEZY — Dr Maren Deepwell (@MarenDeepwell) April 13, 2021 “Ministers urged to give UK home-workers a ‘right to disconnect’ is a headline that grabs my attention as the CEO of a virtually-run organisation. I regularly keep up with new legislation regarding home-working, such as the increase from £18 to £26 for Expenses and benefits for homeworking and the ICO’s guidance for working from home. But…

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