Course DescriptionIf 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.
- 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
- 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
Outreach College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
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.
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