Best Practices for Virtual Teamwork

Webinar with Jennifer Wilson

Best Practices for Virtual Teamwork


Learn how to overcome the challenges of remote teamwork and understand best practices for working from home

Jennifer Wilson, Managing Director for Canada Homestay Network

Physical distance is not the death knell to effectively collaborating and forming strong relationships. In fact, we can all think of examples of co-located teams that struggle with productivity and morale. Jennifer has been leading a virtual non-profit in a service industry for nearly 20 years, across multiple time zones, from coast to coast. Long before the pandemic, her organization was exploring the pitfalls and benefits of virtual work. Join us to learn about how to build (and keep!) great teams in a virtual environment, what tools to consider using (other than zoom), and how to get away from the office when the office is in your bedroom.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar the attendees will…

  • Learn how to overcome the challenges
  • Identify qualities of great virtual teams and how to boost retention
  • Identify tools for virtual teamwork
  • Understand best practices for working from home

About Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer is the Managing Director for Canada Homestay Network, a national non-profit organization started by her mother, Robin, in 1995. CHN is the leading homestay program management organization in Canada, and currently works with over 100 school boards, universities, colleges and language schools to place international students with Canadian host families. Prior to joining CHN, Jennifer was a Registered Midwife and served as the president of the Midwives Association of Manitoba. In 2005, she began working for the family business as a homestay coordinator. In 2010, she completed her MBA with a specialization in leadership and took on the role of Managing Director from her mother. Jennifer is passionate about issues like women’s rights and climate change, and believes that homestay programs benefit our world by breaking down barriers between cultures.

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