Managing Virtual Teams Course

Managing Virtual Teams Course

Team Management short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

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This managing virtual teams course will equip you to master the challenges of leading a virtual team. This includes recruiting the best team and then how to effectively lead a team that is working across time zones and cultures. In this managing virtual teams course there will be an emphasis on how to motivate a virtual team and holding team members accountable to each other for delivering superior performance.

In this managing virtual teams course you will learn how to overcome the barriers that can constrain a virtual team from reaching its optimal performance, including working across asynchronous time zones and how to bond and develop deeper understanding of team strengths and dynamics without face to face contact. The upshot will be a stronger team that can build on each other’s capabilities without the need for a physical presence.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this managing virtual teams course, you will have the skills to manage a virtual team by overcoming the challenges and fostering a productive environment where virtual team members work cohesively. You will be able to put processes in place that brings out the best in your virtual team, enabling a collegiate environment.

Course Content

The nature of virtual teams

  • Defining roles and responsibilities.
  • Communication within a virtual team.
  • Resource-sharing in a virtual environment.
  • Processes supporting a virtual team.

Recruiting and inducting a virtual team

  • How to select the right candidate for a virtual space.
  • Orientating a virtual team member.
  • Connecting virtual team members.

Motivating a virtual team

  • The challenges in motivating a virtual team.
  • Tuckman & Jensen model, Drexler-Sibbet model for virtual teams.
  • Application of motivation theories to virtual teams.

Performance managing a virtual team for achieving KPIs

  • Developing KPIs in consultation with virtual team members.
  • Reviewing performance and providing resources to bridge the gap between actual and required performance specific to a virtual setting.

Tips for leading winning virtual teams

  • Virtual team bonding.
  • Virtual team problem solving.
  • Empowering a virtual team.
  • Leveraging cultural richness.
  • Setting effective work prioritisation processes.
  • Developing information management systems for a virtual team.
  • Resolving conflicts within a virtual team.
  • Coaching virtual team members.

Intended Audience

This managing virtual teams course is suitable for all professionals, at any stage of their career, who are looking to improve their skills when it comes to managing their virtual teams.

Delivery Style

This managing virtual teams course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This managing virtual teams course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

John Scott

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

As a global management consultant, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at the University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading Australian universities, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities. With this background John brings to the University of Newcastle the most up to date short courses that will help equip today’s professional in global leading practices.


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