Cancelled Online Leadership Seminar: Maintaining High-Quality Connections when Leading Virtual Teams

Due to the popular demand of our online taster sessions, we have crafted a more immersive online leadership development experience for those who want to delve deeper. These seminars are 2.5 hours long and include a break. They provide you with the opportunity to learn practical tools and tips and to share your experiences with those from across the sectors.

As leaders, many of us have been catapulted into unchartered territory with the need to lead and manage teams remotely. Leadership can be demanding at the best of times and now there are additional aspects to consider.

One of the biggest challenges is maintaining a great team environment when you’re all in different locations and relying on technology to connect. How do you increase the probability of having successful conversations? How do you keep the team motivated and ensure that every team member feels included and engaged? How do you continue to get the work done effectively and efficiently?

This session will explore the power of High-Quality Connections and share techniques to help you lead and manage team conversations more effectively when working remotely.

What this session will cover:

  • Why it’s particularly important to maintain High-Quality Connections (HQCs) within a virtual team
  • How to create and develop HQCs when leading remotely
  • Social connection as a process, not a one-shot deal
  • Creating a team environment that engenders trust, engagement and gets stuff done!
  • Leadership that conveys both respect and warmth
  • Using playfulness to build stronger team connections
  • Role modelling compassion & being curious about the basic need for social connection
  • Looking after yourself so that you can be your ‘best self’ for your team

"This seminar was about creating connectivity in virtual teams and the value of this was demonstrated - the group quickly established rapport due to excellent facilitation and the outcome was that we shared ideas and learnt from one another. Thank you!"

Krishna Anand Womble Bond Dickinson

This is an interactive session, please come prepared to share your experiences.

Please see below for seminar pricing and our booking terms and conditions

Exclusive offer for WIG members: attend two online seminars for £300 + VAT (please email us to apply for this offer).

If you would like to also receive a one hour, one-to-one coaching session after the seminar please email us to apply (an additional cost of £130 + VAT).


Unfortunately this event is now closed for booking.

  • Facilitator
    • David Willis


      David Willis is a partner with Cmt. He is a professional voice coach and body language expert. He works mainly with private organisations helping them develop effective communication, influencing and relationship skills. David has coached actors at both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre and has taught at many of London’s leading drama schools including The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked around the world, including the US where he was ‘Professor of Voice’ at Southern Methodist University. David’s work focuses on identifying and honing individual potential so that delegates can make the most of their resources.


  • Seminar Style

    This is an appreciative inquiry into the heightened importance of human social connection when leading virtual teams. A range of ideas will be offered and participants will be invited to participate in discussions and try out techniques. At the end of the session we will have come to a shared understanding of some of the ways to build and maintain high quality connections in virtual teams. Please come prepared to share your experiences. This session is 2.5 hours and includes a break.


  • Fees to attend

    WIG Members’ fee: £165+ VAT.

    Non-member fee: £195+ VAT. 

    Leadership Programmes Alumni fee: £140+ VAT 

    Voluntary sector fee: £140+ VAT

    Additional one hour coaching fee: £130 + VAT (please email us to apply


    Exclusive offer for WIG Members: Attend two seminars for £300 + VAT (Please email us to apply)

  • Booking Terms and Conditions
    Full payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the start of the event. The full fee must either be paid within 30 days of an invoice being issued or, if the booking is made within the 30 days prior to the start of the event, payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the event starting date. For a full refund, cancellations must be confirmed in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event starting date. No refunds apply to cancellations made in the 20 days prior to the event. A substitute delegate can attend in the place of the registered delegate, if WIG is notified in advance. There is no fee to substitute a delegate. Non-payment or non-attendance without written notification will incur the full registration fee.

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