Ask The Expert: Working Effectively with Remote Teams

The office of the future is virtual. With 50% of the workforce expected to be remote by 2020, nonprofits are looking at new models of work to stay competitive. Whether your organization already works with a remote team or is just exploring telecommunicating and remote work options, this online, interactive “Ask the Expert” event will explore how to build and maintain an intentional organizational culture in a remote staff environment. Our experts will address the questions:

  • What are some of the challenges of building and managing a remote team?
  • How do you facilitate effective communication and collaboration?
  • How do you foster inclusiveness and camaraderie among disparate teams?
  • What tools and best practices do you recommend for working with remote staff?

This online event is guided by you, our Members! You can ask your questions on social media using #ntenlearn or interact with speakers during the call. “Ask the Expert” is an online series exclusive to and free for NTEN Members. Not a Member? Become one today!

Special offer: NTEN Members receive 20% off the online, interactive Work Together Anywhere workshop, that includes tips for how to simulate the office, give feedback, and run pain free online meetings. Contact Lisette Sutherland for details.


Speaker: Adriana Vela
Adriana Vela has been at the forefront of the nanotechnology sector for the last twelve years. After 18 years of tracking leading-edge technologies in the high-tech industry and defining new markets, Adriana embarked in the Life Sciences arena through various client-led projects. In 2004, Adriana founded NanoTecNexus, a leading industry association whose goal is to promote safe and market-accepted advances in nanosciences by tracking nanotech applications in areas ranging from diagnostics to therapeutics to medical devices. In 2014, Adriana launched NanoTecNexus Learning Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to develop transform how individuals learn about nanoscience and inspire K-12 students to pursue STEM education and careers. She has served on several boards and decision-making committees and helped to grow and shape a similar organization in Silicon Valley. You can follow Adriana @NanoTecNexus.
Speaker: Lisette Sutherland
Lisette Sutherland is a specialist in creating online collaborative communities with over 10 years experience with web-based collaboration tools and online community management. Her goal is to get the best people working together, regardless of location. Lisette recently co-authored “Engagement Management: A step-by-step guide to building a thriving social network," and helped over 40 organizations and businesses setup and run online communities. She is currently working on a new book about remote collaboration. You can follow Lisette @lightling.