NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Oceana 11 & 12

Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of your Virtual Projects and Virtual Teams

Presented by: Penny Pullan

How can we present ourselves authentically on our virtual projects? How can we show up wholeheartedly for virtual meetings so that our stakeholders leave them with a smile (yes really)? When so many of us work far away from those stakeholders, whether colleagues, suppliers, subject matter experts and clients, how do we form strong connections and communicate deeply when we only meet on conference calls or virtual sessions? In our fast paced world of work, where multi-tasking is the norm, how do we engage people when they are likely to be distracted and pulled away by everything else that is happening around them?

While this workshop will be lots of fun, Penny is deadly serious. Without leadership and engagement, business analysts and other change professionals might as well go home. Tricky projects need far more than processes and analytical skills. You can expect a very interactive, facilitative session so please come with your own experience, challenges and stories to share. You can expect Penny to touch on: leadership, mind-set, identity, facilitation, risk, change, culture, and lots more. She’s likely to draw live graphics and even invite you to join in a simulation of virtual work! Her hope is that you’ll leave reinvigorated to tackle your tricky projects and engage your virtual stakeholders.

Attendees will learn:

  • What virtual leadership is and the difference it can make,
  • The challenges of virtual working, and how to overcome them,
  • How to develop virtual leadership in yourself, your team and beyond.


Dr. Penny Pullan

Dr. Penny Pullan

Making Projects Work Ltd.

Dr. Penny Pullan's latest book is 'Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the most out of virtual teams and virtual work'. Writing it involved immersing herself in the virtual world and listening to countless stories of success and, all too often, muddling through!

Penny works with people in multinational organizations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, and confidence grow and change doesn't seem quite as tricky as before! Penny tweets at @pennypullan.

Penny's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of your Virtual Projects and Virtual Teams
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

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