Virtual Leadership Now Series

Business leaders are being faced with unprecedented uncertainty. The Leadership Now series provides strategies, tools and resources to thrive amid the turbulence. This challenging environment requires innovation and new approaches to enhance business performance. This series will provide leaders a playbook to envision a new future and uncover the opportunities in times of change.



March 24, 2020 | 
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Virtual Communication in Times of Crisis

Communication in times of crisis is challenging. Add to that the shortcoming (and miracle) of virtual tools, high emotions, confusing information, and communication becomes downright difficult. Without the benefit of physical presence, we can lose what we need most for understanding—connection.

To support our CTA community, we are hosting a one-hour webinar in partnership with The Moxy Lab to share best practices for virtual communication, including:

Principles for engaged listening: Presence, Patience, Affirmation, and Confirmation.
Simplifying and clarifying your message.
Engaging your vocal prosody for greater expression and information.
Best practices for leading and hosting webinars and virtual meetings.
In addition, we will facilitate a conversation to address your challenges, as well as to draw on the expertise of the group.


Shana Cordon,Founder, The Moxy Lab



April 3, 2020 | 
12 – 1:30 pm

Activate Your Team: The Neuroscience of Leading Through Uncertainty

In uncertain times, leaders must instill confidence and calm, set the tone, explain and help others in making sense of the world. But who helps the leaders? Inspiring the team, increasing and maintaining engagement and simply keeping things afloat requires knowledge and skill. In this session, we will explore the importance of certainty in our dynamic environment through the lens of neuroscience and emotional intelligence.

Workshop Objectives:

How to address certainty as a leader to fuel performance and inspire confidence

Participants Will:

Understand the science behind how people behave during major change and uncertainty.

Take time to reflect upon their current leadership approach and the needs of their teams.

Consider new ways to lead and identify approaches that can be applied immediately.

Have an opportunity to learn from fellow participants in an interactive session.


Scott Halford, Complete Intelligence, LLC.



April 17, 2020 | 
12 – 1:30 pm

Avoiding Employer Pitfalls Associated With COVID-19
Sponsored by SurveyGizmo

The current health crisis has created new employment laws and a myriad of employment-related issues for companies to consider. How can employers navigate the challenges of federally mandated paid leave, cost saving measures (such as furloughs, layoffs and pay reductions), and the new normal of working from home? This session will provide legal and employment policy guidance as you work through these challenges and mitigate risk.


Brett Painter, Partner, Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP



June 5, 2020 | 
12 – 1 pm

Keeping Teams Connected and Moving Forward in this New Reality
Sponsored by Slack

Today’s reality is testing organizations and teams everywhere, whether that’s through remote work or the need for other sudden shifts in operations. As working remotely becomes the norm it can be difficult to keep teams aligned, productivity humming, and employees engaged. A core requirement for a successful work-at-home strategy is the adoption of technology and collaboration platforms that unify business apps, information, and workflows into contextual workspaces.

In this session, we’ll provide IT and business leaders with insight into how technology platforms can support work-at-home initiatives and how to implement a successful strategy.


Bryan Fong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Slack