Leading and Creating Virtual Teams

COURSE OVERVIEW

The global pandemic (Corona Virus) has more or less altered the way business operations are conducted today. Working from home (WFH), distance learning and online trainings are becoming buzz words charactering how knowledge is being disseminated. Therefore, technology has to be embraced if businesses are to operate effectively and competitively. The key question is ‘Are you ready to lead your team in this rapidly changing world?’

This course explores new approaches of leading and creating teams in a virtual environment as well as leadership skills, knowledge and methods that are needed to lead virtual, remote or dispersed teams, including a new focus on engagement and influencing techniques to lead others remotely. Another skill that is learnt through this course is how to control the effective management of tasks and developing people for greater performance in a virtual workplace. Participants will gain insightful knowledge on the future of leading in the workplace or how to lead remote and dispersed workers or virtual teams.

LEARNING OUTCOME

At the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different approaches to leadership with virtual, remote, or dispersed teams
  • Influence and build working relationships to engage and build rapport remotely
  • Apply techniques to lead change and manage problems effectively
  • Demonstrate performance enhancing techniques in virtual environments
  • Apply coaching and mentoring to develop others remotely
  • Increase performance of virtual, remote and dispersed teams

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The definition, qualities and characteristics of Virtual Leadership and virtual teams
  • How to lead and manage homeworking, virtual leadership and leading remotely
  • How emotional intelligence can define and impact on virtual leadership
  • Influence and engagement in a virtual environment
  • Using media technology to build rapport and working relationships
  • Leading change and managing problems in a homeworking Virtual environment
  • Applying creative problem-solving strategies in the virtual workplace
  • Planning, organizing and objective setting in the virtual environment
  • Delegating and controlling tasks with homeworking and remote employees
  • Coaching and mentoring models and principles in a virtual workplace
  • Analyzing textual data using Excel functions

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