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Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations

Micro-Conference: Considerations for Virtual Work

COVID-19 gave companies everywhere a crash course in managing things virtually. What worked? What didn’t? And what comes next?

Watch the recording for “Considerations for Virtual Work,” a free micro-conference organized by Northcentral University’s Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations. Business owners, community leaders, and executives from a variety of industries share their advice, thoughts and predictions for the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on the workforce.

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Since 1996, NCU has been at the forefront of virtual leadership. To demonstrate our success and commitment to excellence in virtual leadership, NCU’s School of Business has a pronged approach.

The Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO) is a hub of relevant, current information and practices aimed at supporting diverse, industry professionals and educators in all aspects of virtual work. Hosting both research and real-world examples, NCU’s CAVO partners with external experts around the remote workforce, innovations in virtual work, and supporting technologies to grow a knowledge base and expertise.

Virtual. Remote. What's the difference?

A virtual organization is one where employees engage in a limited physical corporate office presence, connecting remotely via technology.

A remote job is one where an employee works at other locations often returning to a corporate office.

Although the terms virtual and remote are often used interchangeably, virtual work happens through teams or individuals operating at a distance with some degree of self-direction and autonomy (Burma, 2014; Caillier, 2013; McCann & Kohntopp, 2019).

Have a request for a future topic, tip, resource, success story, or want to engage with one of our contributors? If you’re interested in contributing to CAVO, please email us at

CAVO News Release

Burma, Z. A. (2014). New organization structures: Virtual organizations. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(2), 18-27.
Caillier, J. G. (2013). Are teleworkers less likely to report leave intentions in the United States federal government than non-teleworkers are? The American Review of Public Administration, 43(1), 72–88. doi:10.1177/0275074011425084
McCann, J., & Kohntopp, T. (2019). Virtual leadership in organizations: Potential competitive Advantage? SAM Advanced Management Journal, 84(3), 26–39