Join Scholastica, Research Square, and ISMTE on Thursday, April 2nd at 1 PM EDT / 5 PM GMT for a free webinar on transitioning to remote work — “Setting up a virtual office: tips and tools for extended remote working.” You can register for the webinar here. We will also be making the full recording openly available on YouTube.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of peoples’ lives, including how we work. Over the past few weeks, scholarly organizations around the world have had to abruptly transition to working from home in response to the global health crisis. While many are accustomed to some remote work, the shift to an extended remote work situation can be challenging for those not used to it.

To help those adjusting to this new normal, on Thursday, April 2nd at 1 PM EDT / 5 PM GMT Scholastica, Research Square, and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) are hosting a free webinar on transitioning to extended remote work. Speakers from each organization will share insights on establishing engaging fully-remote work environments from their experience managing and working with remote teams, including advice on:

  • Setting up an extended remote working space at home (particularly when accounting for new “co-workers” including spouses, children, and pets)
  • Using digital tools to facilitate organized and impromptu team communication
  • Implementing new team and project management processes for more effective remote work
  • Fostering a “remote office” environment to maintain work and team culture

Webinar details

This webinar will be a panel-style discussion that will also include slides with key takeaways on remote working tools and processes. There will be time for live Q&A at the end with the speakers:

  • Jodi Harrell, Marketing Manager at Research Square: Jodi will share her experience working with Research Square’s blended in-person and remote team over the last 5+ years.
  • Brian Cody, Co-Founder and CEO of Scholastica: Brian will share his experience developing Scholastica’s blended in-person and remote team over the last 8+ years.
  • Jennifer Mahar, Executive Peer-Review Manager at Origin Editorial and ISMTE Board Director: Jennifer will share her experience working as a fully-remote senior managing editor, serving multiple journals over the last 7+ years.

From fashioning a home office in the middle of the living room to taking meetings with a toddler, we’re all having to make some pretty big adjustments right now. Our speakers will share their current home working situations and how they’re trying to keep themselves and their teams healthy, motivated, and mentally strong at this difficult time. We hope this will be an opportunity for those in the scholarly community to gain some helpful new remote working insights and to convene with colleagues in the same situation.

How to join the webinar

We’re hosting this webinar via Zoom. We invite you to register here. We’ll also be making the full recording available on YouTube after the event, so if you can’t make it the day of, you’ll still be able to tune in.

We hope to see you there!