Leading Highly Productive, Engaged Remote Teams


Leading people has its challenges under the best of circumstances. When you lead dispersed teams, the challenges are magnified ten-fold. Geographic distance is just one of the many hurdles to overcome. Traditional leadership methods don’t work in this new workplace. Building trust among team members, creating respectful relationships that transcend distance and allowing for higher levels of personal autonomy are critical. Leaders must change their approach and developing innovative skills to successfully lead. In this session, participants will learn practical techniques for building effective team cohesion, engagement, cooperation and resilience. Participants will practice remote work techniques for establishing trusted relationships; creating and communicating a shared team vision; developing clear communication protocols and building team autonomy that incorporates individual accountability. 



Mari Anne Snow is founder and CEO of Sophaya, a RI-based virtual company that specializes in the design and delivery of custom business skills training, team-building, custom eLearning content and executive coaching for companies with remote, dispersed and/or virtual teams. Mari Anne is a faculty member at Bryant’s Executive Development Center focused on leadership and a former adjunct professor of digital strategy at Bentley and Suffolk Universities. Before leaving the corporate world to start her own company in 2009, Mari Anne was a corporate executive with State Street in Boston where she designed and built a global learning university that provided professional development opportunities to 28,000 employees in 32 countries.


Date and Time:  
January 10, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and pizza
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Info

We appreciate The Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.  



Members: $30; Non-Members: $50

This event has been cancelled due to low attendance.