How to Manage, Lead and Engage
in this new remote age!
Recent research compiled by the International Workplace Group found that 70% of employees work remotely once a week and more than 50% spend half the week away from the office.
The Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Academic team has a robust remote workforce that includes nearly 5,000 adjunct faculty serving students in all 50 states. This session will examine leadership strategies and management practices for a remote workforce including: onboarding, training and development; teamwork and collaboration; flexible and remote opportunities; as well as communication and engagement. Our presentation will be led by Dr. Mark Hobson and Dr. Jennifer Varney, Senior Associate Deans of SNHU’s online Business programs who manage a workforce that consists of nearly 75% remote employees.
Jennifer Varney, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Varney has over twenty years’ experience in higher education. Her disciplines include leadership, management and organizational behavior. She has held roles in advising leadership, academic administration, and as a faculty member. Jennifer’s publications include servant leadership, proactive advising, adult learning theories, and distance learning. She has presented at OLC, NACADA, ACBSP, ACHE, USDLA and AAC&U. In addition she has also delivered webinars for academic impressions and is a contributing author to NACADA's advising manual. Jennifer’s research interests include: servant leadership, at risk students, faculty development and leadership, and dynamic online learning environments. She has a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Business Education, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership.
Mark F. Hobson, PhD
Dr. Mark F. Hobson has 25 years’ experience in business administration in private industry, education and public administration. He holds advanced degrees in Business and Education, a doctorate in Business Administration, and pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Administration. Mark is a seasoned educator with experience training adult learners in business and college level, particularly in areas of business administration and educational neuroscience. Mark is Senior Associate Dean of Business Programs for Global Campus at Southern New Hampshire University.
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