Virtual Employees – Dee Oviatt

Teams today often include “virtual” employees – separated by distance in multiple locations or working remotely (including from home). While technology makes collaboration possible, leaders and employees face unique challenges making this type of “dispersed” arrangement successful.

In this session participants will:

  • Identify difficulties and “best practices” in leading and working from a distance
  • Discuss how to build a sense of teamwork and trust within a dispersed team
  • Identify ways to provide direction, feedback, and coaching to dispersed team members, and how to hold them accountable


Dee Ovaitt | Senior Traing Consultant | ATW Training Solutions, Inc.Dee Oviatt, Senior Training Consultant | ATW Training Solutions, Inc.

Dee is a learning and development professional with more than 30 years of experience contributing in a variety of industries, including computers, consumer products, defense, financial services, and agriculture. Prior to joining ATW, he spent 20 years with DuPont Pioneer providing training services and solutions in locations across the globe.
In every industry and company where he has worked, Dee’s consistent focus has been to provide people with skills enabling them to contribute at a high level, achieve results, work effectively with others, and experience career success. His primary areas of emphasis have been leader and manager skills development, performance management, team building, difficult conversations and conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring, change management, personal productivity, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness. Dee’s goal is to help create the kind of companies at which he would want his children to work.
Dee holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. He was an adjunct instructor at Upper Iowa University for graduate level coursework on organizational development. He is active in the local chapter of ATD and for several years served on the board. His professional certifications include GPHR.