Meet us online again for an informal exchange about challenges related to leadership!

 

What it is:

Our Virtual Café offers interested business professionals a place where current leadership themes can be discussed in an informal environment. No PowerPoint presentations, no prep work – just like a meeting in the coffee-shop around the corner!

How it works:

The Virtual Café will be opened once a month for a session lasting no more than 1 hour. See the calendar below for the next dates and subjects.

All you need to take part is a device with Internet access, a webcam, and a headset. For those sessions you are interested in you have to sign-up. You will then receive a link to a web-conference facility and joining instructions.

What it is NOT:

It is NOT listen-only!  Our Café only has seats for 10 visitors to allow for an engaged discussion for everyone. So it is not just a place for people to listen to a presentation or discussion. Participation is required and welcome. And because of the limited number of places, you should get one of them reserved for you as soon as possible.

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The one draw-back: as this is an online-Café you will have to bring your own coffee, tea, or whatever you prefer to the event.

We look forward to meeting you soon to exchange interesting thoughts and experiences.

Experience so far:
Our past visitors are very enthusiastic about our Virtual Café as they experienced it as a great opportunity of informal exchange and learning. Here are some snippets:
“Thank you very much, this was a great session to reflect on ways of delivering feedback effectively in a virtual organisation”  HR Professional global service provider
“I enjoyed the exchange with other leaders and learnt a lot about how I can create more effective and engaging virtual meetings” Global Project Director FMCG

 

Jan
29
Mon
#15 – High performing virtual teams: a paradox or an opportunity?
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
#15 - High performing virtual teams: a paradox or an opportunity? @ Virtual Café

Can virtual teams ever achieve the status of high performing teams? Would you not need one location to really create a high performing community?

This month we want to explore whether high performance in virtual teams is a paradox or not. Through the exchange with others on their best practices you will have the opportunity to get insights on how to turn this paradox into an opportunity.

If you want to join the discussion, please send a quick e-mail to the event contact to sign-up for one of the 10 places in this session and get the login details.

Feb
26
Mon
#16 – Importance of team kick-off and maintenance
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
#16 - Importance of team kick-off and maintenance @ Virtual Café

The higher the work pressure on a team, the less time is generally taken to sit back and reflect on its performance. What is going well? What could be improved and how to achieve that?

Whereas we generally accept the idea that our cars need to go to the garage for regular maintenance to prevent trouble in the future, we don’t do that for our teams.

What is your experience in this area? What helps to reflect with your teams on a regular basis? Do you have tips and tricks that you want to share? Or are you looking for things that have worked for others?

Sounds interesting?

Then please send a quick e-mail to the event contact to sign-up for one of the 10 places in this session and get the login details.