VBSR Virtual Workshop Series: Effective Communication Among Remote Employees
Join VBSR, Erin Lander of Good Culture Works, and Beth Peters of VIVID Workplace for a two-part workshop series discussing tips and tools to keep remote employees engaged, connected and productive. Participants are welcome to register for one or both of the workshops in this series.
Many of us have team members working remotely for the foreseeable future – and for some of us, remote work will be a large part of the future definition of “workplace.” This changes the relationship between employees, colleagues and managers. To successfully navigate these changes, we all need to learn new ways of communicating and engaging with one another when we can’t be face to face.
Workshop 1: Communication and Engagement Among Remote Employees
Thursday, April 22nd
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Engagement starts with communication. During stressful times, you can help alleviate some of the uncertainty your employees and teammates are facing by providing clear and consistent communication. If you haven’t taken a look at your communication plan for a while, or if you’ve been making it up as you go along (we’ve been there!), it’s time to act on the opportunities you have to increase engagement by sharing more with your team.
In this interactive workshop, which is designed for employees at all organizational levels, we’ll look at how a robust communication plan can energize your team and increase collaboration, job satisfaction, and productivity.
In this workshop, we’ll explore:
- Key reasons for a communication plan & how to create one
- Communicating effectively with a diverse workforce (including generational diversity)
- Sharing goals & progress updates focused on the “why”
- Gathering feedback about engagement/communication
Workshop 2: Important Conversations with Remote Employees:
Tools to Effectively Communicate When It Really Matters
Wednesday, June 16th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We’ve all heard of “difficult conversations” – and have probably been in at least a few of them. Having these conversations remotely can make them even more challenging for both the recipient and the person delivering the information. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
In this workshop, we’ll flip the script on “difficult” conversations and discover how to share important information in a clear and supportive way when you’re working remotely. (Hint: regular engagement and a focus on appreciation make it easier!)
In this workshop, we’ll explore:
- Steps to take before and after important conversations
- Communicating about change
- Facilitating performance-based or disciplinary (or insert your own descriptive word here) conversations
- The importance of providing ongoing, real-time feedback
This workshop is geared towards managers and leaders, but employees of all levels will benefit from participating.
Registration for this workshop is free for VBSR members and $20 for non-members to attend. The workshop will take place virtually, and the details to join the workshop will be sent via email to all who register, in advance of the event.
Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Carra Cheslin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our Workshop Presenters:
Founder and Coach, Good Culture Works. LLC
Erin started Good Culture Works to help businesses become more profitable, efficient, and fun by focusing on their people as a top priority. She helps organizations and leaders develop, articulate and foster Good Culture to create the most engaging, successful business possible.
With over 25 years of management and HR experience across several industries including clean energy, retail, financial services and healthcare, Erin has found one common guiding light that shines through – take great care of your people (employees, customers and partners/vendors) and your business will flourish. Good Culture Works is dedicated to partnering with organizations that are ready to bring this philosophy to life through goal-based culture consulting (focusing on communication plans, performance review processes, employee handbook development, recognition program evaluations, compensation reviews, and more) and customized leadership/management coaching and training.
Erin has helped large and small teams elevate their unique cultures resulting in higher profits, lower turnover, and increased customer and employee satisfaction. It’s empowering, and it’s impactful. It takes commitment and consistency, and when Good Culture Works, it’s pretty darn magical.
Founder and CEO, VIVID Workplace. LLC
VIVID Workplace offers a variety of tools to businesses and individuals striving for excellence. Services include strategic, as well as tactical HR solutions and support (Recruitment and Retention, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice work, Organizational Development, Risk Management, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Employee Benefits and Compensation Strategies, Work-life Initiatives, Succession Planning, Training and Development), as well as professional development and career coaching, project management and strategic planning facilitation.
Prior to establishing VIVID Workplace Beth worked in the Human Resources space in various industries, including HR leadership roles at Green Mountain Power, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, and corporate banking in her early career. Beth also led the HR and Administration team at SunCommon in the role of Vice President, Happiness Resources, from March 2019 through September 2020.
To reflect the dynamic environment we’re experiencing, Beth has expanded the VIVID Workplace scope to support individuals and organizations as they reimagine employee engagement and communication in a mostly virtual setting. With this comes new challenges and opportunities, and Beth is thrilled to help others navigate these uncharted waters, drawing on her deep experience as an Executive Leader in a pandemic environment. Committed to the priorities of People, Planet and Profit, she works with values-led organizations and business leaders to optimize organizational culture and impact.
Learn more about Beth at: linkedin.com/in/bethpetersvividworkplace/