Successful Leadership in Times of Crisis: Supporting Remote Teams

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM PT, 11:00 AM MT, 1:00 PM ET


The COVID-19 crisis has put many leaders in the position of working from home and managing their team from a distance. As a result of this sudden change, managers may feel unprepared for leading the productivity and engagement of their people from a distance. This webinar, by Organizational Psychologists who are global experts on remote leadership, will provide evidence-based information about the unique capabilities required of managers to successfully lead remote teams through these difficult times.


You will learn:

  • Participants will become familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities presented by remote work during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Participants will learn how to leverage the flexibility of remote work in order to achieve and promote work-life wellness of their people
  • Participants will walk away with some key behaviours and strategies to maintain trust and communication when leading from a distance
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Hosted by

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Laura Hambley, PhD

President and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Work EvOHlution
Dr. Laura Hambley is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist based in Calgary, Alberta. Laura is co-founder and President of Work EvOHlution, which creates innovative assessment and training for mobile/remote employees, leaders, and teams. Laura is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur who is passionate about addressing the critical role of leadership, work styles/personality, and team dynamics as they relate to distributed work. Since 2004, Laura has published extensive research on the critical success factors for effectively leading distributed teams and has developed and delivered seminars on distributed teams for organizations, universities and international conferences. In addition to Work EvOHlution, Laura co-founded Canada Career Counselling (Toronto/Calgary), the Leadership Success Group, and leads a team of workplace psychologists across Canada.

Work EvOHlution’s Distributed Work Profiler was written about in Scientific American magazine as the world’s first personality profile of a remote worker. Work EvOHlution was also selected to present three times at South by Southwest, the innovation megaconference, in Austin, Texas (2018 and 2019).

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April Dyrda

Consultant and Project Coordinator, Work EvOHlution
April is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Workplace Psychology Consultant with nearly a decade of experience researching and supporting career transitions. Her educational and professional background is centred on the investigation of how individuals can best approach and navigate change in their work and workplaces. Involved with Work EvOHlution since its inception in 2014, April brings a specialized research background to her consultant experience that provides her with the unique ability to translate research into practical results and actionable solutions for organizations. April is an experienced and sought after speaker, having delivered numerous sessions at conferences and to organizations across Canada.

The Work Wellness Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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Partially Funded by:

British Columbia
This program is pre-approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) for one hour training session.
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