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Workshop

Effectively Motivating Remote Teams

Event Date: 05.13.2021

Time: 2-3:30pm

Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series

Have you suddenly found yourself managing teams of staff members working remotely, or in a blended environment with some on-site and others remote? Are some staff carrying too much of the load while others are not working hard enough? In this workshop we will cover key methods for supervising remote or blended teams. We will cover a method commonly used by major tech corporations such as Google as well as national nonprofit organizations: Objectives and Key Results. We will also cover how to shift performance management systems to complement the OKR approach to supervision and how to engage and build strong teams in a remote environment.

Based on the roster of participating organizations, PCS will design and develop the workshop content and supporting materials for a 90 minute webinar to specifically address the anecdotal or documented needs of the actual participants. We build adult learning principles into every training and are highly adept at modifying trainings to create peer to peer engagement and learning in a virtual setting. We utilize a diverse team to deliver every webinar to reflect the diversity of participants. The webinar will be delivered at a date and time based on the program schedule and provide additional support for webinar participants up to 30 days post-webinar.

Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to have tools and techniques for managing remote teams, understand the philosophical differences between remote management and in-person management, have ideas for building connective tissue within their team, be able to assess the current culture and build a plan to move to an improved culture, and have a list of further reading and resources for reference.

Firm: Penn Creative Strategy, New York, NY

Content Experts: Molly Penn and Marita Phelps

Molly Penn (she/her/hers) brings to her work a passion for the social justice and an entrepreneurial thought process. As a consultant to mission-based organizations for nearly two decades, she has honed her skill in synthesizing complex information and guiding groups through the process of aligning around powerful strategy. Molly works across sectors as diverse as the arts, community development, advocacy, the environment, social justice, and human service. Her foundation and nonprofit clients have included the Ford Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, National Dance Institute, STEM From Dance, and many other large and small nonprofits and foundations. Molly began her professional life in senior staff roles at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as small nonprofit arts organizations. She has an MBA in Management from Fordham University, an MA in Arts Management from Columbia University and a BA in Dance from Bard College. She is certified in Lean process management and Hogan personality inventories and is trained as an executive coach. Molly is on the board of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and serves on the Nonprofit Excellence Awards selection committee for Nonprofit New York.

Martia Phelps (she/her/hers) is a management consultant based in New York City that has worked with a wide variety of small businesses, nonprofits, and individual artists over the past 10 years. Marita held leadership staff positions in the past at nonprofits such as General Manager of The People’s Forum and Operations Director at viBe Theater where she facilitated business start-up activities, improved and implemented operating procedures, and supported with setting the strategic direction of the organization. Marita’s areas of expertise include organizational management, strategic planning, program design & evaluation, and business scaling strategy at major moments of transition like start-up and dissolution. Marita currently serves as Vice President of the Howard University Club of Greater New York City (2019-Present) and previously as an Advisory Board Member for the Young Playwrights Program of ACT Theatre (2014-2015) in Seattle, WA. Marita has an MFA from Seattle University in Arts Leadership and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Howard University.

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Add to Calendar 05/13/2021 02:00 PM 05/13/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Effectively Motivating Remote Teams Time: 2-3:30pm Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series Have you suddenly found yourself managing teams of staff members working remotely, or in a blended environment with some on-site and others remote? Are some staff carrying too much of the load while others are not working hard enough? In this ...

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