Leading Remote Teams

Course Aims:

This course is aimed at equipping managers with the skills, confidence and capability to lead teams remotely. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Build a team identity and clear sense of purpose for the remote team.
  • Endorse and encourage effective remote team behaviour.
  • Use communication tools for effective remote collaboration.
  • Manage the team and individuals’ work at a distance.


  • 2 days/In house or consultant facilitated virtual course/online training sessions

Course Contents:

  • What is a remote or virtual team?
  • Challenges and stresses caused by remote teams
  • A framework for leading remote teams
  • What does the feedback tell me? 
  • What are my personal preferences?
  • What do I need to be aware of?
  • Exploring and valuing difference
  • Incorporating cultural differences for the benefit of the team
  • Understanding differences in body language and behaviour
  • Challenging stereotyping and inappropriate behaviour
  • Distinguish between teams and groups
  • What is the purpose of the remote team?
  • What the team needs to deliver – setting targets
  • Determining what can go wrong at a distance
  • Aligning behaviours to ensure success
  • The Virtual Team contract
  • Understanding preferences and styles
  • Ensuring communication is inclusive
  • Using virtual technologies (internet, instant messaging, etc)


  • Understanding barriers to remote relationships
  • Building and maintaining remote relationships
  • Building trust with and between team members


  • Transferring learning back to the workplace


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