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VirtualWorks! offers training and consulting services to support virtual leaders and teams with the skills and information needed to effectively work together to achieve high-performance results.



Partial Client List

Administrative Office of the US Courts
American Cancer Society
Bank of America
Bates College
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation
Citrix Online
Dun & Bradstreet
Duquesne University
Ernst & Young International
FINRA (formerly NASD)
General Mills
H.B. Maynard & Co., Inc.
Heinz North America
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Horace Mann
Hunter Associates
Institute for Management Studies
Intl Assn of Admin Professionals
JPMorgan Chase
Kanbay International
Lehigh University – Iacocca Institute
Merck & Co.
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Reynolds & Reynolds
Sam’s Club
U.S. Department of HUD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
United HealthCare
The WorkPlace (Maturity Works)

The VirtualWorks! Story

VirtualWorks! was originally founded in 1995 as ALLearnatives© and evolved from the hands-on experience of founder Debra A. Dinnocenzo as a telecommuting executive. Before telework was widely implemented, understood, or accepted, Debra learned best practices for both leading from a distance and for remote team effectiveness. After leading dispersed teams for two organizations, Debra leveraged her experience to form VirtualWorks! as an industry leader in preparing organizations, leaders, and teams to face the challenges of the expanding remote workplace. VirtualWorks! released Debra’s first book, 101 Tips for Telecommuters, in 1999 (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). Published at a time when dial-up modems and rudimentary videoconferencing systems were the norm, this pioneering book was the basis for some of the first available skills-based training programs for telecommuters and telemanagers.

VirtualWorks! continued developing training, consulting, and information solutions to meet the growing demand for resources to support the virtual workplace. Offerings expanded to include additional books, some of which addressed the increased challenge of achieving work-life balance in the digital age. As telework evolved to work-from-anywhere and organizations increasingly recognized the benefits of remote work for both workers and for business continuity strategies, VirtualWorks! has served a wide range of clients across multiple industries. An expanding array of technology tools has enabled delivery of VirtualWorks! programs and services initially through the use of teleseminars and currently through the use of web-based, video-enabled platforms, as well as classroom and stage platforms when available.

Recognized widely as an premier provider of skills-based training, experienced-based consulting, and expertise-based publications, VirtualWorks! has provided industry leadership throughout the past two decades. This enabled VirtualWorks! to be fully equipped to meet the needs of the suddenly emergent remote workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. VirtualWorks! offered its Emergency Telecommuting e-book free of charge at the outset of the pandemic and continued offering information through its website, webinars, and presentations.

The new book, REMOTE LEADERSHIP: Successfully Leading Work-from-Anywhere and Hybrid Teams, by Debra A. Dinnocenzo and Jason Morwick, was released in early 2021. Consistent with the spirit and commitment of VirtualWorks! to working well from a distance, Debra and Jason collaborated to co-author REMOTE LEADERSHIP during a pandemic and while living hundreds of miles from each other. While having known each other for more than a decade, Debra and Jason uniquely co-authored their book despite never having met face-to-face! This is consistent with the creativity and tenacity that has characterized the history of VirtualWorks!, its belief in the inevitable growth of the virtual workplace, and its commitment to serving those who lead and work from a distance.

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Debra A. Dinnocenzo

Debra A. Dinnocenzo is a dynamic speaker, successful author, seasoned executive, and innovative educator with more than three decades of experience in business. She brings first-hand experience and practical solutions to the challenges of working in our rapidly expanding virtual and hybrid workplace.

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