Strategic Approaches to Managing Projects Virtually with Carlene Szostak

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Describe top virtual communication techniques.
  • Illustrate what a “good” virtual team looks like.
  • Identify the best practices for leading online.


Who would have called this a critical topic a few years ago: A pandemic-inspired discussion on how to manage virtual project management teams more effectively? Really? Yes! Difficult? Yes, but not impossible! It just requires focusing on some new techniques and honing your intuition. By the way, you are not alone. Virtual teams have become our new “normal.” They have magnified the communication challenges project managers face when trying to effectively drive a project forward.

This 1-hour training will examine the interplay between human factors, technology, and communication rigors. We will be covering global best practices in solving such problems and creating effective virtual teams. Of course, there will be the latest crisis guidelines for building high-performance teams and virtual “work groups.” Step-by-step discussions and “bleeding edge” techniques for creating successful business outcomes in a geographically dispersed work environment under tremendous performance pressures will be provided. So, be a pillar of leadership in a sea of change, remotely, and sign up today for our 1-hour training.



    • Introduction
    • What the Heck Is a Virtual Team Today?
    • Managing Uncertainty
    • Bleeding Edge Techniques
    • Make It Fun
    • Q&A

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-SP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PfMP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Carlene Szostak

Carlene Szostak is a noted speaker, educator, author and business leader. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goal is simple – to empower individuals to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing actions. Throughout her career, Carlene has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries, from cyber security and manufacturing, to government and professional sports teams. Currently a principal of Quintina Solutions LLC, a global strategic organization, she helps organizations develop succession plans, manage projects effectively and build strategies for the future. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Carlene researching her next book, walking her dog and hunting down the perfect wave while sipping wine at sunset.


Training Information

17 September 2024
Start Time
7:00 AM
1 Hour


Member Price
(US$99.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$99.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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