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Tips For Success When Working Remotely

  • Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • St. Mary's Hospital, 700 South Park St., Conference Center Bay 1, Madison, WI, 53715
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Tips For Success When Working Remotely

Date & Location

Thursday, July 18, 2013

St Mary's Hospital
700 South Park Street
Conference Center Bay 1
Madison, WI 53715

Registration, Networking & Lunch begins at 12:00 PM

 Program runs from 12:30 - 2:00 PM


ASTD SCWC Members - $0

(Summer Saving Series!)

Non-Member Guests - $35


Program Description

Are we more productive in the office, or out of the office?

According to a new uSamp survey of 1,000 Americans, 65 percent of companies allow remote work, and an even higher percentage of big companies take advantage of home and virtual offices.  (Read more here.) 

How is all this remote work working? Join us in July for a panel and large group discussion of how to make working remotely successful.  Each of our three panelists (see bios below) will take some time to share their experiences, along with lessons learned and tips for success.  Then we will have time for additional discussion in small groups.

Whether you are working from home (full time or part of the time), working with colleagues in different office locations (across the country or across the world!), managing teams who are dispersed…or just thinking about it and wondering if it would work for you – you’ll find the discussion interesting and it may even challenge your thinking about how you do your work!

Our Panelists

Dr. Stephanie Jessup

Dr. Stephanie Jessup works as an instructional design manager for U.S. Bank.  Stephanie and her team focus on e-learning and technology.

She has worked for U.S. Bank for 15 years and have worked the last 6-1/2 years from home.  For the last 3 years she has managed a team of instructional designers.  Currently, she has 2 people reporting to her: 1 in Milwaukee and 1 in Minneapolis.  Her boss works from home in Knoxville, TN.  All their project work is with done with remote people and teams. Their instructional design team which consists of 12 people gets together on average about once a year and is spread across 3 time zones.

Amy Lins

Amy Lins has been with Money Management International (MMI) for 11 years, working from a home office as a remote manager for the last 8 years.  Amy is currently Senior Director, Training and Instructional Design, and manages a team dispersed across the country.  Prior to joining MMI, Amy held positions in help desk/call center management, training and development, instructional design, and education.

Amy is active in the training and development professional community and is a member of ASTD National, ASTD-South Central Wisconsin, and the eLearning Guild.  She has spoken at two national conferences:  International Alliance of Learning Conference 2010 and Enterprise Learning Conference and Expo 2012.

Susan Sowinski

Susan Sowinski works remotely from home creating online training materials for Deb DeNure of DB Associates (an independent consultant).  Originally a technical writer, Susan transitioned her writing and communication skills into the human resources field after obtaining her Master's in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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