Creating Inclusive Multicultural Teams Remotely

  • 13 Jan 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom Webinar - Eastern Time Zone


  • The webinar registration fee for non-members of SIETAR USA is $25.
  • The webinar is free to SIETAR USA members only.

Our working life changed dramatically with the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of the occasional Skype meeting or possibly weekly update via Teams, we now spend several hours daily on a variety of online platforms—collaborating on projects, planning strategy, checking in and getting updates, etc.  Whether you are in charge of a team or work as an independent consultant, the need for effective and inclusive online meetings is clear. The challenge is now greater with “Zoom fatigue” setting in after nine months working remotely - there's no time like the present to reenergize ourselves in our work building an inclusive meeting environment.

With a specific focus on promoting inclusion Leadership Specialist and Virtual Classroom Facilitator Gigi de Groot will bring us both tools and skills necessary to create inclusive online meetings in the context of “remote” and “multicultural.” Combining her years of experience in charge of and working with remote multicultural teams and her knowledge of inclusion, Gigi will take us through

  • How to avoid being distant while working at a distance
  • Why socializing during our online meetings is effective and a key to inclusion
  • How to differentiate your meeting format for hybrid teams versus remote teams and
  • Best tips for online engagement that leads to inclusion. 

Join us on our Zoom platform for this session that will (re)energize you in your commitment to inclusive meetings within the “remote” and “multicultural” context. No Zoom fatigue with us!

Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

About the Presenter

Leadership Specialist Gigi de Groot (Folke Bernadotte Academy) guides people to see their own and other's needs and drivers. She believes that only with this insight can you build on the strengths of different cultures to create more effective and inclusive teams. Her passion for the subject has followed her throughout her career as an intercultural management consultant and later, as chief executive of a global business specializing in intercultural issues. In 2008 Gigi ran her first virtual conference and as a certified virtual facilitator has been supporting remote teams for many years. She currently works for the Swedish governmental agency for peace, development and security as a leadership development expert supporting UN and EU mission leaders working in conflict-affected countries. Residing in Sweden, she has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Finland, China and Poland, has a master’s in international relations and speaks fluent Swedish, English and Dutch.

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