In this session, I will provide you with tips and tricks for building effective virtual teams. Whether you are expanding into geographically distant offices for the first time, enabling employees to work remotely on occasion, or trying to shift to full-time remote office culture, this session is for you. I will share tools, leadership techniques, and processes that enabled my virtual teams to be more productive than their counterparts located in the same office. I will also address some of the common myths about virtual teams:"Virtual teams can't collaborate as well as localized teams" - FALSE! "You can't build a strong culture if your team is virtual" - FALSE!"Virtual teams work less than their localized counterparts" - FALSE!After building multiple, successful virtual teams in the past fourteen years, I know what works and what doesn't.