Newsletter: April of 2022

“Where do we go from here?” 

You’re not alone if you feel like someone’s stepped on the accelerator since the beginning of 2022. The constant change and uncertainty have not subsided and employee work engagement is a record low 34% (Gallup, Jan. 2022). Smart organizations are heeding the call to address the ongoing employee retention, engagement and burnout concerns. What has this professional development investment looked like for you so far?

For Global Collaboration Insights clients, not surprisingly there has been a strong interest in crafting strategic hybrid/virtual work plans. And it goes well beyond deciding how many days to be back in the same office building. It’s about rethinking our cultures, our norms, our team accountability, our virtual capabilities, our leadership styles. To that end, many organizations have asked for additional consultation, strategic planning, executive coaching and customized facilitation this year and GCI has partnered on the following:

  • Building Better Connections Through Emotional Intelligence
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Strategic Staffing and Talent Management Planning
  • Accelerating Development for Engagement
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Reimagining Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Using the Right Tools and Strategies for Remote Work
  • High-Performance Remote/Hybrid Teams
  • Leadership in the Hybrid Work Environment

Looking ahead to May and June, organizations are doubling down on their commitment to leadership development, collaboration and engagement with the following initiatives:

  • Designing a Hybrid Work Culture Blueprint
  • Building a Culture of Belonging through CQ
  • Emotional Intelligence for Stress and Wellbeing
  • Essentials of Building Trust and Influence
  • Managing Conflict and Difficult Interactions
  • Coaching for Better Leadership Impact

Where are you headed? While we’re all juggling more than ever, it’s also a renewed opportunity to stretch our growth mindset and learning agility to get back into the swing of things. For me that means another year I’ve been fortunate to be selected to speak at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference – this time again alongside my co-presenter, Edith Tiencken. We’re excited to being back in front of a live audience. Keep reading to see more about our topic as well as some other learning opportunities below.


Join Us
In addition to customized work within organizations, here are selected other occasions to join in the conversation. Register below or email for more information.

Leading with Cultural Intelligence 
Complimentary webinar
University of Minnesota Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS)
June 15, 2022 | 12:00–1:00 pm CDT U.S. | Online

Communicating Across Cultures
University of Minnesota CCAPS course 
May 5-6, 2022 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm CDT U.S. | Online

Emotional Intelligence
University of Minnesota CCAPS course
June 2-3, 2022 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm CDT U.S. | Online

Caught in the Middle: Coaching Hybrid Team Leaders
International Coaching Federation (ICF) session
May 19, 2022 | 10:00-11:00 am CDT U.S. | Online

Analyze Your Strengths for Work-Life Resilience
Global Collaboration Insights session
June 9, 2022 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm CDT U.S. | Online


Where We’re Presenting
If you are a talent development professional, join us in Orlando or learn more about the virtual conference:

Leading the Evolution:
From Remote to a Strategically Hybrid Workplace Framework    

Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference
May 17, 2022 (with co-presenter Edith Tiencken)


Where do you want to go from here?
Think about where you want to go from here. If you’re planning the rest of 2022 and wish to talk about some of these ideas, please visit Global Collaboration Insights or email  As always, thanks for following!

Karin Goettsch, Ph.D., CPTD, ACC

Karin Goettsch, Ph.D., PCC, CPTD
Founder and Principal
Global Collaboration Insights

Author: Karin Goettsch

Global Collaboration Insights is your strategic partner focused on developing exceptional leaders, teams and individuals. We will help you and your organization cut through the noise during times of change and uncertainty so that you can focus on what matters.