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Williamson County Luncheon Meeting

July 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Leading Virtual Teams: How to Manage a Workforce You Cannot See
Presented by Lisa Gamble, SVP, Global Delivery Operations Lee Hecht Harrison

Global Workplace Analytics' research finds that 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and 20-25% of the workforce teleworks with some frequency. According to FlexJobs, over 270 companies in the US have gone 100% remote, up from 26 in 2014. These cohorts of 'invisible workers' will continue to rise. And often rising with it is anxiety around leading teams that you rarely see and that may be located in countries far away. 

According to a recent survey by AMA, 63.5% of respondents stated that managing virtual teams is a critical competency, yet only 36% believed their managers have mastered it.  And while there may be a recognition of the clear benefits of this arrangement for both parties, a frequent theme often emerges from leaders...'How do I know they're working?'

To remain competitive, companies must be able to sustain high productivity and engagement from their remote workforce.  This demands that leaders learn to recognize and successfully navigate the unique challenges associated with leading in a virtual environment.  During this session we'll discuss these challenges and practical strategies for building trust, establishing and maintaining productive relationships, and ensuring effective communication and accountability.  We'll also discuss common business communication missteps and how to mitigate risk when managing a globally dispersed team.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12:00 noon.


  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, July 9, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, July 9, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, July 9, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.


This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: As SVP of Global Delivery Operations for Lee Hecht Harrison, Lisa Gamble leads virtual teams of colleagues from over 60 countries.  Her experience in Career Transition and Leadership Development spans over 25 years.  Lisa began her career with LHH as a coach and quickly moved into leadership roles that progressed from regional to national to global in scope.  During her tenure, Lisa has led the development and successful implementation of multiple change initiatives targeted on client quality, internal professional development & training, product development, and process improvement.  She also provided operational oversight for multiple integrations following acquitions in the US, UK, and Canada.  Lisa is passionate about helping organizations, teams, and individuals enhance effectiveness and impact, and has extensive experience building high performance teams with a focus on productivity, accountability, and fun.  

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before July 9

$53.00 Future Member/ Guest
$43.00 Earlybird rate before July 9

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before July 9