PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Remote Teams That Rock

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Remote Teams That Rock

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Remote Teams That Rock

When: Saturday, May 15th, 2021 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Virtual Live Instruction (Zoom)


Early Bird:  PMISV member: $99     Non-PMISV member: $119

Regular:  PMISV member: $119   Non-PMISV member:  $139

Last date for On-line Registration:

Early Bird - 5/9/2021

Regular – 5/12/2021


Overcoming the Global Pandemic of Toxic, Dysfunctional Workplaces & Disengaged Employees

We will engage you in an interactive, experiential session that demonstrates that permanent virtual teams CAN build strong relationships, trust, good communication, clear goals, and persistent plans .. . and execute with excellence together!

Communication skills are among the most powerful tools available to leaders. Study after study reveals that communication skills are one of the top skills required for success in life and on the job.

In fact, the #2 reason global teams don’t achieve their goals is due to ineffective communication (The #1 reason is that they fail to build trusting relationships, which ALSO depends on skillful communication!) And VIRTUAL communication creates huge, but NOT insurmountable, challenges.

First step? Learn to use the tools! Start with Zoom as it’s the easiest and most powerful for global virtual teams. Add in a dose of Google Docs/Sheets.


  • Think you can’t engage and connect meaningfully virtually? You can l’ll prove it.
  • Tackle complex problems and make decisions together by interacting visually.
  • Work in massively parallel ways that will make you wonder if virtual is better than live!
  • Learn to lead effectively in this virtual world by engaging & connecting to people.
  • Avoid F.A.I.L.-ing for entirely predictable and largely avoidable reasons!

About the Instructors:

Kimberly Wiefling










Kimberly Wiefling is a well known Author and Transformational leader who “shocks” people in to fixing predictable and avoidable leadership, team and org culture issues that damage or destroy companies.. She’s held leadership positions ranging from NPI Program Manager to VP of Program Management and Organizational Effectiveness . She has helped companies from startups to Global-1000 successfully grow and – more importantly - SCALE. She enables leaders to avoid or fix the most common causes of Failure in global teams, problems that damage or destroy companies, along with billions in shareholder value. A physicist by education, she has found that many of these are “human” problems that don’t require “rocket science”. All that’s required to achieve significant positive impact in many cases is to make common sense into common PRACTICE. DEEP EXPERIENCE in GLOBAL COMPANIES. Kimberly has worked in the US, Europe and Asia, primarily with culturally diverse groups of employees in globalizing Japanese companies. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds, cultures & styles together, connecting them across borders, boundaries and barriers of every kind, to achieve what seems impossible, but is merely difficult, and which none could achieve alone.

  • RETAINED KEY EMPLOYEES: Reduced voluntary turnover in Japan’s #1 most innovative company of 2019 from 22% to less than 1% annually in a target audience of 250 managers over 5 years, and to 12% in their direct reports.
  • IMPROVED MANUFACTURABILITY & AFR: Reduced production time of an HP mass spec from 35 to 5 days, and reduced the AFR by more than half, through process optimization and an R&D NPI redesign team she led.
  • OPTIMIZED NPI PIPELINE: Unclogged new product development processes in a company with over 300 engineers through strategic prioritization & resource allocation in alignment with company strategies.
  • INCUBATED INNOVATION: Half of ~80 projects launched in these programs were partially or fully implemented.



Project Management Education Hours:

Earn 8 PDUs (Leadership - 8)

Meeting Leader: Ajay Navaratna

Program Agenda:

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:30 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird: PMISV member: $99     Non-PMISV member: $119

Regular:  PMISV member: $119   Non-PMISV member:  $139


Questions: Contact or Ajay Navaratna (


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-15-2021
Event End Date 05-15-2021
Registration Start Date 03-29-2021
Cut off date 05-12-2021
Original Price $139.00
Discounted Price $119.00 (Until 05-09-2021 23:55)