Leading a Disrupted Virtual Team

The Academy's faculty are expert business leaders and accomplished educators with deep experience in communicating virtually. While many of our programs moved to a blended or virtual delivery model for 2021, we looked for opportunities to share that expertise with our community. Browse the articles and livestream video content below to learn more about leading effective teams in a virtual, disrupted environment.

February 26th, 2021

Coming off mute: How are you showing up online?

Listen in on an interactive session with Ivey’s own Kanina Blanchard on some of the best ways you can get your team engaged in virtual meetings.

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November 20th, 2020

Managing the second wave: Leadership strategies to promote mental health

As a leader, it’s your responsibility to make sure your employees feel supported to be able to do their jobs effectively. These strategies will help your team members maintain their mental health and withstand the unique challenges presented by the pandemic.

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November 5th, 2020

Reimagining work: The post-crisis trends that are shifting corporate culture

Our panel of HR experts, featuring Val Duffey, former CHRO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority; Mark Edgar, Former CHRO, RSA, and founder of Goat Rodeo Project; and Linda Speedy, Vice President, Human Resources, J.D. Irving Limited, discuss how emerging trends are impacting organizational culture and the HR function.

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October 22nd, 2020

An organizational response to well-being

Our panel of Karen Collins, Chief Talent Officer, BMO; Andrew Soren, Founder & CEO, Eudaimonic by Design; and Dr. Mazi Raz, Director, Learning Design & Strategy, The Ivey Academy, examined how leaders can advance well-being as both a strategy and long-term sustainable goal for both their organization and society.

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August 20th, 2020

Planning for the human side of strategy

In this complimentary livestream, our panel looked at organizations responding to COVID with people-centric strategies and offered real-world tips for leaders facing uncertainty from the economic shocks of the global pandemic.

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May 27th, 2020

Organizational well-being: the power of leader character during times of crisis

In this complimentary livestream, we discussed the important role leader character plays in times of crisis, the power of character in business and sports, the importance of character to well-being in organizations, and the role character can play in business model reinvention.

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May 21st, 2020

Combatting COVID-19 with leader character

Ivey Academy professor Mary Crossan is joined by Canada Revenue Agency's Steve Virgin to discuss how you can develop your own leader character, how teams can work together cohesively, what organizations can do to activate collective character, and how to use leader character to continue to address the many pressing problems that had previously seemed intractable.

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May 14th, 2020

Bringing your best self forward: How to be a leader in your next virtual meeting

The Ivey Academy delivered a live online workshop in partnership with Western Alumni on leading and influencing virtually, featuring Ivey Academy professor Kanina Blanchard.

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May 5th, 2020

Helping your team thrive through crisis: Kanina Blanchard, Professor at Ivey Business School

Our own Kanina Blanchard offers insightful strategies for leaders on helping their teams — and themselves — thrive through a crisis.

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April 29th, 2020

CAMH CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn: How leaders can be strong by asking for help

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CEO and President Dr. Catherine Zahn explores some of the ways we can each be more mindful of our complete health during crisis.

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April 23rd, 2020

HR experts discuss: What is the new normal?

In this complimentary livestream, a panel of HR experts discuss the future of work post-COVID-19, culture and values, return-to-work scenarios, and what employees and leaders should start preparing for right now.

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April 19th, 2020

Leading virtual teams: unlock the treasures

In part three of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski lists the things virtual teams do better than face-to-face, so you can unlock their treasures.

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