Presence & Leadership

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Leading and Engaging Remote Teams

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Course description

Leaders of virtual teams need to align, direct, and develop their people. In the absence of face-to-face interactions, leaders of virtual teams must leverage new strategies for developing an environment that is conducive to participation, sharing of ideas, and effective collaboration. To do this, these leaders need to be able to communicate in a way that builds trust and rapport, and facilitate team interactions that are inclusive, focused, and productive.

What participants will learn

In this experience, leaders will learn and practice new behaviors and approaches to help them succeed in leading and engaging their remote teams.

The benefit of taking this course

Participants will learn how to engage their remote team members. They’ll develop stronger presence, build rapport and create trusting connections with their virtual team, and facilitate successful meetings that encourage active participation.

Program outline

  • Audience: those who are new to leading remote teams, or who want to brush up on tips, best practices, and more
  • Delivery: Asynchronous self-paced
  • Timing: Approximately 2 hours
  • Introduce fundamentals of virtual presence
  • Learn the business case and definition for virtual presence.
  • Understand (virtual) emotional intelligence.
  • Learn interactive approaches for keeping oneself and one’s team present and focused during virtual interactions.
  • Develop the Signals of Virtual Presence, harnessing one’s own voice, pace, energy, posture, breathing and use of webcam for greater impact in virtual leadership.
  • Communicate with intention, aligning emotions, vocal presence, energy, and message, to ensure messages land and get the desired effect.
  • Build virtual relationships with one’s team with through listening and building trust.
  • Foster engagement in meetings and one-on-one conversations
  • Create engaging virtual interactions that foster collaboration.
  • Manage and engage virtual teams so that all are included.
  • Work across global borders, cultures, and time zones through adapting one's approach to the needs of a global team.
  • Use an approach for managing virtual meetings that helps create clarity, generate participation, respond to challenges, and align on next steps.
  • Reinforcement coaching on client’s own platform
  • Brainstorm strategies for combining one’s own technical platform tools (Zoom, Teams, Webex, BlueJeans, etc.) with the soft skills of the course.
  • Apply concepts to real business interactions: one-on-one conversations, small group meetings, or presentations to a group. Give and receive coaching and feedback on the use of the techniques and tools.
  • Share action plans and final reflections, and close.

Real Results.

Upon completion of Leading and Engaging Remote Teams (Digital Asynchronous), participants will be able to

  • engage remote team members more effectively to generate greater participation and input
  • develop stronger presence to signal energy, confidence, and authenticity
  • make more trusting connections with virtual team members to build rapport
  • facilitate effective meetings that set up their teams for success.

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