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Managing Virtual Teams

Duration: 4 modules: 1-2 hours each module

Recommend to use as part of a training or coaching program.

Intended for:

Anyone that manages or leads people in  a remote or virtual environment would benefit from the training provided by these Managing a Virtual Team virtual training materials. The course would suit people managing teams that work from home, on the road, at various locations or any other situation where the team are not based in the same place from day to day.

Objectives:

At the end of this Developing Resilience virtual training course your participants will be able to:

  • Define resilience and explain its importance
  • Differentiate between positive and negative thinking
  • Challenge the way they think
  • Use tools that help them build resilience
  • Develop key Emotional Intelligence skills
  • Help others to build resilience

Managing a Virtual Team Virtual Training Materials

Managing Virtual Teams has become a hot topic over the last few years. People are now much more likely to work from home, from their car, at alternative locations, or even on the other side of the world, which means managers might rarely see them.

Consequently, managers that are asked to lead these virtual teams not only face the usual leadership dilemmas, they also have to be able to adapt to these challenges in an environment where the rules have changed.

Managing virtual teams requires a different approach. It means developing new skills, communication methodologies and techniques to get the best out of teams and improve organisational and personal performance.

Perhaps you’ve always had virtual teams and you want to make your managers more effective. Or you want to refocus existing teams by developing your management team skills. Whatever your need, Courageous Cultures provides you with a comprehensive training course on managing a virtual team that will make your life easy.

Why is running this virtual team training course a good idea?

Well, just imagine if your leaders were better able to:

  • Inspire their virtual teams, bringing out the best in each and every individual.
  • Overcome the barriers and isolation that working remotely can cause.
  • Develop a virtual team that works collaboratively and with the interests of the organisation at heart.
  • Increase their teams performance though clear goal setting and communication.
  • Improve the effective use of technology within the organisation.
  • Develop trusting relationships that ensure the team work towards common goals.
  • Keep their teams happy and reduce staff turnaround.

Ultimately these training course will allow you to nurture a virtual team that is more motivated, inspired and productive. You need to know that your managers can effectively lead remote workers. And now you have the training course materials to do it.

The main content of the virtual training course materials…

Module one

What is a Virtual Team? – Providing the scope and broad definitions of various situations that constitute managing a virtual or remote team.

Benefits and Challenges – Identifying the benefits and challenges that face a manager of a virtual teams and suggesting the mindset that a virtual manager needs to develop.

Competencies and Skills – Establishing the competencies and skills of a virtual manager and acknowledging where their may be development opportunities.

Virtual Team Case Study, Part One – The first part of a case study that follows Steve on his virtual team management journey. What challenges and opportunities are there for Steve with his new team?

Module two

Building a Virtual Team – What does a virtual team require from their manager to be a success and what ground rules should be set?

Virtual Team Case Study, Part Two – How should Steve set up his initial meeting with his team? What should be included and how should he approach this?

Working on Trust – What traits build trust in a virtual team and how can the participants demonstrate this with their teams?

Module three

Using Technology Effectively – Reviewing the tools available to the virtual manager and knowing which tool is better to use for each situation.

Virtual Team Case Study, Part Three – How can Steve resolve the challenges that he is facing with his virtual team? What should he do and how could he have avoided them in the first place?

Communication Skills – What is the best practice of communication with a virtual team and how can we ensure our communication approach is effective?

Module four

Feedback Skills – Understanding the purpose and guiding principles of feedback and developing an approach to feedback preparation.

Virtual Team Case Study, Part Four – What can Steve do to resolve the problem of a poorly performing virtual employee? How could he have avoided the problem in the first place?

Managing Performance from a Distance – How to monitor virtual work, set goals and provide effective reviews without micro-managing or losing control of the team.

Session Recap – An activity review of the core elements of the training course ready to feed into the personal action plan.

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