1. How to Build a Successful Virtual Team That Drives Your Nonprofit’s Mission

How to Build a Successful Virtual Team That Drives Your Nonprofit’s Mission

How to Build a Successful Virtual Team That Drives Your Nonprofit’s Mission
Event ID: 40052
Session ID: 14022

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Heather de la Riva, HR consultant, Nonprofit HR
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, directors, managers, supervisors, training, financial officers, CEOs, nonprofit counsel

In an environment where virtual employees are becoming the norm, it’s essential that your nonprofit is proactive and intentional around creating the right policy, framework and engagement for your teleworking team. Who are they? What do they need and how do you measure success? How do we retain them? Learn about best practices for creating a telework policy that reflects and will thrive in your culture while also highlighting successes and lessons learned from other organizations along this journey.

Please join Heather de la Riva, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, director of Virtual Outsourcing at Nonprofit HR, as she provides an overview of the benefits and potential pitfalls of virtual teams across the HR lifecycle. Ms. de la Riva will explore outcomes based effective techniques for setting leadership, managers and virtual team members up for success.


Just a sampling of what the webinar will cover:

  • Determine if your culture will successfully support virtual team members
  • Create a telecommuting policy that reflects your organization’s needs
  • Strategies around how to gain manager and leadership buy-in
  • Explore the seven core competencies for successful virtual employees
  • Build a robust orientation program that connects the team from the beginning
  • Tailor your leadership approach for the challenges and opportunities of a virtual environment


Your conference leader for “How to Build a Successful Virtual Team That Drives Your Nonprofit’s Mission” is Heather de la Riva, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP. Heather is the director of Virtual Outsourcing and a member of the leadership team at Nonprofit HR. Through her leadership, virtual outsourcing has become the fastest growing division.

She has successfully led innovative and complex projects in performance management, workforce planning, process improvement across the HR lifecycle and numerous compliance audits. By developing strong partnerships with executive leaders, Heather has become a change agent in the transformation of many organization’s cultures.

Heather holds professional certifications from HRCI, SHRM and HCI and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University. She is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Oneida Public Library in upstate New York.

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