From a Distance: Facilitate Collaboration No Matter Where Employees Are

Presenter: Leila Bulling Towne

Original program date: September 10, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through December 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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In the "good old days," people came into an office each day and worked side by side, and they built relationships. It just happened. Well, we can’t rely on relationships to grow organically anymore. They need to be purposely built and maintained. While we really don’t know what the “new” work world will look like, we do know that to survive and thrive, companies of all sizes need engaged employees and facilitate ongoing collaboration, even if teams aren't collocated.

HR will play an influential part in guiding leaders and their teams towards sustaining productive, collaborative, and high EQ (emotional Intelligence) relationships. It requires a firm understanding of how EQ can help HR leaders play a powerful role in continuing to engage their workforce, coach their leaders and keep their own sanity. In this program, Leila Bulling Towne will cover best practices on how HR leaders dig deep into their relationship—building toolboxes and use EQ to help clients build and maintain relationships from afar.

She will discuss:
  • How to assess the current state of relationships (Do you know which ones need some care and feeding?)
  • What approachability in the era of COVID-19 means
  • Mistakes to avoid when building new relationships—and how your clients may be thinking too much about “waiting” to develop relationships
Learn how you can lead today to build relationships that will last into next year and beyond.

Speaking on this webcastAbout the Presenter: Leila Bulling Towne is an executive coach and Udemy instructor who specializes in helping leaders decide what to say and how to say it. The Information named her one of the top coaches behind startup founders in 2018. She coaches executives to speak with authority and authenticity, whether they are communicating to employees, the board, or customers. Her clients range from well-funded Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies. Bulling Towne has global facilitation and coaching experience, and her work has been featured in Forbes,, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Marketplace on NPR and HR Magazine. She has run her own coaching firm, The Bulling Towne Group, since 2007. This year, she launched leadership portal for leaders and their teams.

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This Event Eligible for Recertification CreditRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Paychex



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