Over the last three years, we have experienced what it’s like to be isolated without access to the personal and professional relationships we have grown accustomed to having. Virtual meetings have been a way to escape that, but they can come with their own set of communication challenges.

Effective virtual communication between industry professionals is increasingly important for collaboration, mentorship, and continual learning. Developing and refining these skills is paramount in an ever-evolving virtual world.

The CSEG mentorship program provides a platform for building both hard and soft skills. Recently, we hosted a Professional Development Workshop called:

Exploring Strategies to Effective Communication In the Virtual World.

The facilitator, Lisa Dare, explored how strong communication skills are critical in developing positive and meaningful mentoring relationships. The workshop defined communication as the process of negotiating shared meaning and addressed the possible levels of awareness. Some other ideas of note included impact and intent, connection versus communication, and the visual and vocal components of communication. Finally, the workshop recognized the mental strain caused by virtual communication.

The CSEG Foundation Mentorship Committee wants to thank Lisa Dare and the attendees of the workshop.

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming ‘Ask me Anything’ Session with Craig Funk.