TECHnically Connected: Navigating Distance on Virtual Teams by Warren Janzen, SEND's International Director.
TECHnically Connected draws from research, interviews of those in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and over 15 years of personal leadership experience to bring you practical insights that will help your team thrive without the drive. The virtual environment creates new challenges to the typical elements of teaming. Warren reflects on what it means to work virtually and unpacks the critical insight that when you are separated, “how” you work as a team is even more important than “who” is on the team. With practical examples from his experience leading a Christian non-profit agency, Warren shows you how to build trust, work through conflict, lead meetings, and bridge cultures while working from a distance.
SEND U has developed a Team Launch Toolkit. This toolkit is comprised of a set of training modules that a field leader or a regional director could take to a new team to help them work through the questions that are important for the formation of any ministry team. The toolkit could also be used in a relaunch of a team – where an existing team is adding members or wanting to reevaluate their vision or deal with some areas of dysfunctionality on the team. Our desire is to see SEND teams worldwide become more effective in MEE, and for this purpose, the toolkit was envisioned. This toolkit is meant to be used with teams who are working together in a common ministry and is currently comprised of 6 modules:
The toolkit can be found at this link. If you are interested in having your team work through these modules, please contact your field and/or regional director.
Some practical help for cross-cultural teams designed by David Sedlacek, a missionary with TEAM.
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