How to Lead Remote Teams: Practical Guidance From the World’s Largest All-Remote Workplaces


Presenters: Lori McLeese, Automattic; Dave Gilbert, Gitlab; and Courtney Seiter, Buffer   

Original program date: April 7, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through July 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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In this program, hear practical guidance from the world’s largest all-remote companies on how to effectively pivot to remote work. Lori McLeese from Automattic (WordPress and Tumblr), Dave Gilbert from GitLab and Courtney Seiter from Buffer will share how their organizations set up their employees for success while working from home. 

 Viewing this webcast will provide you with:

  • Tips from the world’s largest all-remote companies on how to pivot to remote work 
  • Do’s and don’ts for managers of remote workers 
  • Guidance on addressing the isolation that can accompany working remotely


About the Presenters: Lori McLeese leads HR for Automattic, the company behind WordPress, Tumblr and more. At Automattic, she and her team focus on creating an amazing employee experience for 1,175 employees in 76 countries, speaking 93 languages. 

Dave Gilbert leads recruiting for the DevOps platform GitLab as the company grows beyond its 1,225 all-remote employees in 67 countries.

Courtney Seiter leads the people team at social media management platform Buffer with 90 fully distributed employees across 15 countries.

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SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by Qualtrics



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