Managing Virtual Teams Course

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Having well-managed, virtual or remote teams as part of your workforce can give your company a cost advantage as well as access to a wider pool of talent. However, managing a virtual team requires a significantly different set of management skills. This comprehensive training course teaches you how to build and manage a virtual team.

This course covers the following topics: how to establish an excellent virtual team, handling technical barriers as well as time zone and cultural differences, technology and methods for effective meetings and work collaboration, how to set clear and precise goals, handling poor performance, building trust among employees and much more.

This comprehensive training course is available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.

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  • Learning Outcomes - Managing Virtual Teams Course

    After completing this course, participants will have learned to:

    • Establish an excellent virtual team
    • Hold effective meetings and group sessions
    • Discover effective ways to communicate with team members
    • Understand, respect and embrace different cultures
    • Set clear and precise goals
    • Provide timely feedback
    • Be proactive
    • Communicate easily and effectively
    • Stay in contact
    • Avoid making assumptions
    • Build trust and confidence among employees
    • Use software to manage better
    • Handle poor performing employees
    • Manage a virtual team during any project
    Duration: 1 day course


    Managing Virtual Teams Course Reviews:

    Derrick (trainer) was awesome, informative, witty, sharp and articulate. I would definitely attend another seminar that Derrick is presenting at.

    I found the course beneficial for my particular circumstances, it also gave me the tools required to build better relationships.

  • Course Outline - Managing Virtual Teams Course

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    There are an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2013, and the number is expected to rise in the future. With a global workforce, you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from.

    Managing a virtual team is harder because of the challenges posed by time difference and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management training course provides participants the knowledge to overcome these challenges and succeed in creating a highly productive global workforce.

    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 1
    Getting Started
    • Housekeeping Items
    • Workshop Objectives
    • The Parking Lot
    • Action Plan
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 2
    Building Trust
    • Trust Your Team and They Will Trust You
    • Beware of "Us vs Them" Territorial Issues
    • Share Best Practices
    • Create a Sense of Ownership
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 3
    Setting Up Your Virtual Team (I)
    • Choose Self-Motivated People with Initiative
    • Face to Face Meetings at First (Kick-off Meeting)
    • Diversity Will Add Value
    • Experienced with Technology
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 4
    Cultural Issues
    • Respect and Embrace Differences
    • Be Aware of Different Work Styles
    • Know Your Team Members Cultural Background
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 5
    Setting Up Your Virtual Team (II)
    • Personality Can Count as Much as Skills
    • Rules of Engagement
    • Icebreakers and Introductions
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 6
    To Succeed With a Virtual Team
    • Set Clear Goals
    • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Build a Team Culture
    • Provide Timely Feedback
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 7
    Virtual Team Meetings
    • Scheduling Will Always Be an Issue
    • Have a Clear Objective and Agenda
    • Solicit Additional Topics in Advance
    • Discourage Just Being a Status Report
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 8
    Dealing With Poor Team Players
    • Manage Their Results, Not Their Activities
    • Be Proactive, Not Reactive
    • Check In Often
    • Remove Them
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 9
    Communication (I)
    • Early and Often
    • Rules of Responsiveness
    • Face to Face When Possible
    • Choose the Best Tool
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 10
    Choosing the Right Tools
    • Communication Software
    • Collaboration and Sharing Tools
    • Project Management Software
    • Use What Works for You and Your Team
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 11
    Communication (II)
    • Be Honest and Clear
    • Stay in Constant Contact
    • Don't Make Assumptions
    • Set Up Email Protocols
    • Case Study
    Managing Virtual Teams Course - Lesson 12
    Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

  • Client Site Training

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    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

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    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

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    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    Client Site and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

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