Course Description

If only one person on a team is working remotely, it is considered a virtual team. Managing a team that is virtual rather than in-person is different and requires a shift in mindset, skills, and practices. Although many core tenants of successful management remain the same, the methods to achieve them differ when the team is geographically dispersed. One cannot simply take their in-person managerial style, apply it to a virtual environment, and expect the same results. This interactive session will help participants identify and strengthen their core management capabilities and develop new strategies for success in the virtual team environment.

Course Outline

  • Basic characteristics of a virtual team
  • Core skills for leading virtual teams
  • Being professional in a virtual environment
  • Building trust and psychological safety
  • Motivating and influencing remote employees
  • Aligning remote employees to a common vision
  • Setting goals, expectations, and accountability
  • Enabling collaboration and innovation asynchronously
  • Building team cohesion and connection

Learner Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn what leadership and management practices do and do not translate into a virtual environment
  • Identify their existing strengths and opportunities for development in virtual team management
  • Develop strategies to build trust with, engage, motivate, and influence remote employees
  • Revise existing goals, expectations, and methods of accountability
  • Create a plan to enhance virtual collaboration and cohesion

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers who seek to harness the opportunity of virtual teams
  • High potential employees interested in pursuing virtual management positions
  • Individuals passionate about the emerging field of  virtual team management


The content of this Outreach College course offering aligns with the SHRM BoCK. Outreach College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®, and this program is valid for 7.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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Virtual Team Management
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8:30AM to 12:15PM
Mar 01, 2022 to Mar 03, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $519.00
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Section Notes

The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID), which is necessary to join the online course.

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