Being There When You Can’t Be There: Supporting Your Team in a Virtual World

Presented by: Ana Kay Yaghoubian, Director, Education Programs, Adagio Health & Katie Keane, Education Manager, Adagio Health

Synopsis: Since the COVID-19 pandemic our connections with our students, stakeholders, and each other have fundamentally changed. The management team from Adagio Health’s Education Department will share their experience of managing a mid-sized team throughout the pandemic and how they shifted from in-person to virtual operations. We hope you can learn from our experiences of what’s worked and what hasn’t. Let us help you to figure out how to leverage the power of your team and make a plan to shape your management style as you move forward.

Learning Goals:

  • Assess how the nature of virtual teamwork has changed the dynamics of individual interaction
  • Identify and share factors that have changed in group communication
  • Identify how boundaries between home and work have changed
  • Increase awareness of tools for use with virtual group communication
  • Walk away with a plan including next steps for how to improve group dynamics of communication and how to take care of your team

Workshop Details

When: Wednesday, October 21,
9:00 – 10:15 am

Track: People Power

Target Audience: New & Experienced Nonprofit Professionals, Managers, Administrative Staff

Ana Kay Yaghoubian

Director, Education Programs, Adagio Health

Ana Kay Yaghoubian (she/her) supervises the Community Education team, providing oversight and execution of the department’s educational programming. The department provides education to youth and adults on sexual health, healthy relationships, dating violence prevention and LGBTQ sensitivity and health disparities. Previously Ms. Yaghoubian was a Senior Program Manager at the American Association of University Women in Washington D.C. where she managed national STEM educational programs for girls. Ms. Yaghoubian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from George Mason University and a Masters of Public Administration Degree with a focus on Nonprofit Management from American University in Washington D.C.

Katie Keane

Education Manager, Adagio Health

Katie Keane (she/they) is the Education Department Manager at Adagio Health Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Social Work program, where her focus of study was Community Organizing and Social Action.  She is a 2009 graduate of East Carolina University, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Katie has a strong interest in the health of LGBTQ individuals and increasing health outcomes for this undeserved population. She has extensive training and experience in working with youth with high emotional needs. When not teaching, Katie can be found doing art, gardening and CrossFit.

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Each day of the virtual conference will feature workshops in the following workshop tracks: Advocacy, Building the Plane While Flying It, Caring for Ourselves & Each Other, Fundraising & Communications, and Leading through Change.