Managing Virtual Teams Course

Develop the skills to effectively manage a remote team.
Learn how to manage team motivation and communication online.
Delivered as live online or in-person workshop course.

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Course overview

Master the essentials of leading a virtual team on our one-day managing remote teams course.

By the end of this fun, interactive remote management training course you will be able to:

  • Understand the typical characteristics of remote teams and how they vary from office-based teams.
  • Create a trusting and collaborative environment for your team when working from home.
  • Give clear guidance on how to make best use of virtual tools for clear, open team communication.
  • Use an appropriate style to provide timely feedback and manage team performance.

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Managing Virtual Teams Course Details

Understanding the typical characteristics and behaviour of virtual teams, including:

  • Examining some of the differences between flexible, remote and virtual teams, whilst focusing on the shared key principles
  • Virtual challenges and opportunities
  • Poor team indicators
  • Understanding team roles and responsibilities

Understanding the need for trust and collaboration within teams, including:

    • Creating the right environment
    • Expectations and requirements
    • Demonstrating trust in the individual, the team and the task
    • Motivation in theory and practice
  • Understanding the need for clear, open and regular communication, including:
  • Providing direction and good practice
  • Team development and communication
  • Practical team tools

Understanding the importance of selecting the right management style, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Providing guidance and constructive feedback
  • Getting the best out of your team by managing performance

This course is for people who want to learn how to manage a team of people working from home.

This course examines the key elements that will allow both remote individuals and remote managers to work more productively as a team.

If you currently manage a remote team or will be doing so shortly this course will show you how to make sure this goes smoothly.

We look at how you can get your team communicating clearly and also how you can motivate your team and individuals within it.

To see other similar courses see: Management & Leadership Courses.

London Training Centre
Fleet House, 8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100

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Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 380 390

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You don’t need to bring anything with you. We provide everything you’ll need for a really fun, productive day of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm.

When you book with us we include:

  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
  • A tasty, freshly prepared lunch.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditioned classrooms
  • An A4 copy of the course materials to take home.
  • Some of the friendliest trainers on the planet!

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in. There is no dress code for our courses.

We’ll happily create a custom managing remote teams course for you.  

Simply let us know exactly where you would like to focus on during the pre-course consultation and we’ll create one just for you.

With our custom remote manager training courses we can offer great flexibility:

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?
  • What types of activities would work best?
  • How would you like the materials presented?

FAQs

Our virtual team management training is highly personalised. We don’t take the cookie-cutter approach that many other remote management courses do.

Learning the tools and techniques to effectively manage a virtual team is less than half of the battle. The key is then to look at, and really understand, how you can implement those tools and techniques in your own particular situation.

We make sure that you leave us with an action plan so that you are clear on how you will managing your remote team of virtual workers.

Getting remote meetings right is not simple. Ensuring that everyone is engaged and heard needs practice.

There are a number of techniques that we look at on this managing virtual teams training course, they include

  1. Make sure that everyone is participating. Frequently go round the group and ask people directly for their opinions.
  2. Try to limit numbers. Just as with physical meetings the more people you have the less you’ll get from each individual. Keep the meeting to those people that NEED to be in the room.
  3. Make sure that you are comfortable with the software in advance. If you’re trying to figure out the software you won’t be able to focus on managing the meeting.
  4. Have a clear set of ground rules that everyone understands. For example, it’s a great idea for everyone to mute themselves unless they are speaking to avoid distracting background noise.

Managing a remote team presents a whole new set of challenges when compared to managing a team face-to-face.

Examples of these are:

  1. Virtual teams can find it very difficult to communicate and collaborate effectively if they are not shown how.
  2. Remote team members often do not feel ‘part of the team’ given a lack of physical contact and struggle for motivation.
  3. Remote managers can find it very difficult to measure and manage team performance in a distributed team.

This course focuses on how to set up your virtual team to minimise these issues.

We will send you a booking confirmation as soon as we process your application for our managing remote teams training course.

This will include full of your course booking and also a full tax invoice.

It should hopefully give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

We accept credit and debit cards and also direct bank transfers.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your virtual team management course.

This will allow us to confirm that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs before you book the course.

Please also let the trainer know at the start of your training day so that they consider how best to make the activities and materials work for you.

You can change your course dates up to 14 days before the course start date subject to an administrator fee of £95 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 14 days of the course start date.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.

No. We provide everything that you need for the training day.

The only additional costs for you will be travel to and from the training venue and accommodation overnight if that is required.