Managing Remote and Virtual Teams

Harness the technology and fine tune your management skills to meet the challenges of managing a virtual team

DateVenuePrice
Thu 01 Feb 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Birmingham
The Studio

The Studio

Address

  7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP

Telephone

  0800 028 6694

The Studio is two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street train station.

Directions from New Street:

If you're walking from New Street train station, exit  via the escalators leading to the Palisades Shopping Centre.  Turn left at the top of the escalators and follow the signs to the exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and take the first turning on the right (Cannon Street) after the glass tourist information box.  You'll see The Studio internet cafe on the ground floor, 50 yards up Cannon Street. Please visit The Studio website for more detailed directions and parking information.

Parking

There are several NCP car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend Albert Street, around a five minutes walk away. The postcode of this NCP car park for satnav is B4 7LN. 

To obtain discounted parking at the Albert Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £5.

Walking from Albert Street NCP Car Park

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

£495.00*
Wed 28 Feb 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Glasgow
The Studio GlasgowAddress

  67 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6EA

Situated less than one minute from the platforms at Glasgow Central Station, The Studio Glasgow features 6 vibrant event spaces accommodating from 2 to 250 guests. 

Nearest Airport – Glasgow International, 9 miles

Nearest Motorway Junction – M8, exit 18

Nearest Rail Station – Glasgow Central, Opposite

Bicycle Storage/Shower facilities – Available

£495.00*

*Two delegates £460.00 per delegate.

Rated by 19 delegates

Overview

Virtual and remote working is the new normal.  Most of us love the opportunities and benefits of working from home or anywhere else.

Yet, there are challenges for managers.

How do you make sure everyone is communicating well?  If you can't see your people from day to day, how will you know if someone is losing motivation?  Can working remotely mean that people are passed over for advancement because nobody sees them or recognised their contribution?  Technology is great and improving all the time, but can it really replace the daily friendly (or not so friendly!) interactions you would get from working together in the same place?  What is the glue that keeps your team together and does it work long distance?

If you are going to manage a team you don't see, and who don't get together regularly you're going to have to:

  • choose and make the best use of technology
  • be really great at management fundamentals like communication, feedback and motivation

This course takes a very practical look at the main challenges of managing a remote team, and offers a framework that will enable you to identify areas where your team performance can improve. 

What you'll learn

  • Technology and communication - are you using the best tools for your particular challenges?
  • the VIRTUAL framework, what makes a remote team really produce?
  • How to make sure your team and the work they do is visible to each other and the wider organisation
  • Building a team identity, culture and trust
  • Making sure you deliver results and hold people to account
  • Developing people, recognition and appreciation - how to make sure that achievements are recognised and people get the development and opportunities they deserve
  • Leadership - key skills that managers of remote teams need to develop

Who is it for?

  • Anyone managing a team in which people sometimes or always work remotely or flexibly.
  • Anyone new to or transitioning from office-based management to managing remotely.

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Your facilitator

Pilar Orti

Pilar is the director of Virtual not Distant  a specialist consultancy, and has been delivering management and leadership training since 2010. 

Having run a small organisation herself, Pilar understands the importance of people feeling valued and engaged at work. Changing the tools and the location of our work shouldn't impact our ability to work closely together. However, we do need to shift our mindset and let go of old ways.

Pilar is fascinated by the opportunities that technology brings to make the world of work a better place. And seeing as we spend more than 70% of our waking time at work, what better way of helping make the world a better place?

(If you're curious about Pilar's credentials, here they are: BSc in Biology (Imperial College), PTTLS certification, CIPD Affiliate and RSA Fellowship. Pilar also works regularly as a voiceover in London (her husband moved over) and her proudest achievement is being the voice of Xuli in the BBC's CBeebies' GoJetters animation series.)

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Thought provoking. Some great ideas and tools suggested, probably we already know the management tools, but we need to adapt this to a digital toolkit.

Lettings Manager

Very good course.

Customer Accounts Manager

Really well delivered and thought provoking. Innovative.

ASB Manager

Really great session and so good to be with delegates from other sectors. I will be feeding all back to the executive team. It informative and full of interesting content, this is rare in training courses!

Group Housing Director

Thought provoking. Some great ideas and tools suggested, probably we already know the management tools, but we need to adapt this to a digital toolkit.

Lettings Manager

Very good course.

Customer Accounts Manager

Really well delivered and thought provoking. Innovative.

ASB Manager

Really great session and so good to be with delegates from other sectors. I will be feeding all back to the executive team. It informative and full of interesting content, this is rare in training courses!

Group Housing Director

Very informative and lots learnt around different tools available. A lot to take in.

Senior Caseworker

Very informative and useful to meet other delegates and hear their feedback/issues/ideas.

Senior Caseworker

It was great but possibly too short to get all the information in. A great introduction to working with remote and virtual teams, providing some great tips and tools.

Administrative Director

Useful, good. An opportunity to think and vent thoughts issues and ideas.

Team Leader

Well presented. Good pace & balance of interaction. Good balance of behaviour and tech.

Clinical Operations Manager

Very good. Useful and practical- very enjoyable.

Head of Legal & Democratic Services

Not sure but need to think more about what was learned today.

Head of Widening Access

Set out some good guideline in terms of changing to a virtual team.

Executive Manager

Interactive, effective and practical value in applying in the workplace.

Chief Planning Reporter

Really interesting course with lots of useful tips and ideas.

Benefits Improvement Manager

Very good. Provided tools and explained the importance very well. Introduced personal and cultural influences.

Senior Engineer

Well run training course, with the right balance of 'sit and listen' & 'get up and do'.

Technical Support Manager

Very good

Neighbourhood Manager

Some really useful and thought provoking content.

Programme Manager

Enjoyed the day. Thought the trainer was friendly and engaging and kept everybody listening.

Director

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