Leading Virtual Teams (Live Online)

Leading Virtual Teams (Live Online)
May 14th, 2022

Overview

Why attend this programme?

Are you a manager with team members overseas or simply operating from home offices or different buildings?  You may also be operating in a matrix organization with team members reporting to different managers. How do you manage this complexity? How do you lead your team to get things done and achieve results?  Do you always manage to give right guidance and solve misunderstandings and conflicts? How do you manage team dynamics and get everyone working together? How do you keep close and overcome issues of trust and different behaviours?  

This 3-lesson live programme will help you maximize the synergy and productivity of your virtual or remote team.  You will get a proven process and framework to develop the competencies of a virtual leader, and strengthen and enhance the productivity of your virtual or remote team.  Learn to leverage the advantages of a virtual team while building trust and making authentic connections with team members.
 

Who should attend?

Experienced managers, leaders, and project managers who are currently leading virtual teams and are seeking to enhance their overall performance as virtual leaders, as well as those who will be moving into a virtual leadership role in the future.

How will you benefit?

After taking this programme, you will be able to:

  • Cultivate your virtual leadership presence
  • Strengthen team networks for improved performance
  • Create trust and engagement in a virtual environment
  • Select the appropriate technology for specific types of tasks
  • Take decisive action to manage conflict
  • Leverage generational, cultural and geographical differences to create positive team impact
  • Build a solid foundation to coach and provide feedback virtually
  • Plan and facilitate a successful virtual meeting

Programme Details

What will you learn and practice?

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Distinguish What Is Different About Leading a Virtual Team
  • Identify the Unique Challenges Virtual Team Members Face
  • Build Trust and Engagement on a Virtual Team
  • Review Emerging Technology That Supports the Work of Virtual Leaders and Teams
  • Address Misunderstandings and Conflict Proactively to Keep the Virtual Team on Track
  • Apply the Proven Value of Coaching to Build High Performing Virtual Teams
  • Plan and Facilitate Inclusive Virtual Meetings That Generate Positive Team Identity and Performance
  • Create a Virtual Leadership Vision

LESSON ONE – 3 hours

Define Your Role as a Virtual Leader

  • Discuss Challenges Unique to Virtual Leaders
  • Assess Virtual Leadership Competencies
  • Understand Your Personality Style and Its Impact on Others and Your Work as a Virtual Leader
  • Build the Virtual Team
  • Describe the Experience of Virtual Team Members
  • Discover What Team Members Need Most in Order to Be High Functioning and Performing
  • Recognize the Unique Differences Between the Stages of Building a Virtual vs. Co-located Team
  • Create and Sustain Trust on a Virtual Team
  • Assess the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Team Members You Work with in the Virtual Environment

LESSON TWO – 3 hours

Lead Virtual Communications

  • Select Appropriate Technology for Communication Goals
  • Evaluate Team Member Engagement During Audio-Only Virtual Communication  
  • Recognize How Differences in Perspectives May Lead to Disagreement, Misunderstanding, and Conflict
  • Preempt Conflict on Your Team By Learning to Bridge Differences and Creating Team Agreements

LESSON THREE – 3 hours

Building Team Member Skills Through Coaching

  • Coach Effectively to Build Trust, Relationships, Engagement, and Productivity on Your Team
  • Demonstrate the Ability to Apply the Four-Step Coaching Conversation Model in a Work Situation
  • Facilitate Virtual Meetings
  • Evaluate Your Meetings Against Team Member and Stakeholder Needs
  • Generate Solutions to Address Issues Specific to Virtual Team Meetings
  • Address Common Challenges While Leading a Virtual Meeting
  • View “Meeting Culture” and Practices as the Engine That Drives Engagement, Performance, and Results on a Virtual Team
  • Create a Vision to Guide Your Own Daily Actions as a Virtual Leader

Practical Information

How many sessions will I attend? How long are the sessions?

Depending on the programme, you will attend 3 or 4 sessions which will each be a few days apart.

The sessions are 3 hours long, with a 15-minute coffee break.

What do I need to do in order to connect to the sessions?

We want you to feel completely comfortable and ready to go, so we’ll email you before your scheduled course and give you all the information you need about the simple set-up process.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?

After successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an MCE Certificate. In order to qualify for this certificate, participants must register for and attend the programme using their individual log-in ID for the entire duration of the sessions. Speaking in the sessions via individual VoIP connection and participating in all of the chat, polling, and breakout exercises is required. Archived recordings or groups attending through one computer/connection do not qualify for the certificate.

Questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Live Online programmes.

The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phoneemailcontact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!

Associates

Andrew Kaye

Thomas Bundschuh

Pascal Gand

Iva Biondic

Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Ronny Vansteenkiste

Florin Vladica

Lukasz Wieczorek

Testimonials

“ It is a perfect possibility to connect with people from different industries, who are dealing with the same issues.”

Agata Kulik, Product Manager Special Salts, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Germany

 

“ Facilitator, content, tools, methods, room were very good and fitted to the participants and their needs.”

Andreas Armenat, Head of Production, GO Generics & Standard Solutions, Fresenius Kabi AG, Germany

 

“Very interesting topics, international and multicultural environment. Very professional coach.”

Alessandro Foresio, Vice President, Logic S.p.A., Italy

 

“The subjects covered were extremely relevant and gave input to my personal development.”

Rosa Karen Schmidt, Senior VP-Assistant, Novo Nordisk, Denmark

FAQ

ABOUT MCE’S LIVE ONLINE PROGRAMMES

What are MCE’s Live Online programmes?

MCE’s “Live Online” programmes, powered by AMA, are live, interactive, trainer-led courses that are completely user-friendly and accessible from your office or home PC. They’re the perfect time-saving alternative when you want training but can’t get away from the office. Live online sessions use Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and Adobe® Flash® Player which means facilitator and participants communicate over the internet using a USB Headset with microphone to speak and listen to each other during the sessions.

 

Who facilitates MCE’s Live Online programmes?

A member of our expert faculty of business professionals will lead your programme. Beyond our course leaders’ experience in business training, they are specially trained to present our high-quality content in an engaging, live online format.

 

What will I do during the Live Online sessions?

During the Live Online sessions, you will interact with the facilitator and with other participants using voice (VoIP) and text-based chat, as well as a range of sophisticated, yet easy to use, audience participation tools such as polls, whiteboard, etc.

Throughout the programme, you will engage in discussions and experiential activities based on realistic workplace scenarios, including practical exercises and role play in breakouts, as well as individual and group debriefs.

During the breakout exercises, you will have a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and apply skills in concrete practical situations, while receiving significant feedback from others.

 

What are the technical requirements for my computer?

The sessions are delivered via an Internet Explorer browser session using Adobe Acrobat Connect. Internet Browser and other technical requirements are available by clicking here.

 

Why can’t I join on a tablet or mobile phone?

Using a desktop or laptop computer is required in order to experience all the features and interactions during the programme. We strongly recommend against using tablets or mobile phones. Click here to check the technical requirements for your computer.

 

Can I join on Wi-Fi?

We strongly recommend joining the sessions through a wired internet connection. Please note that Wi-Fi, Blue tooth and mobile wi-fi are all unstable and cause a deteriorated experience not only for the affected participant, but for the entire group as well, including audio drop, disconnection from the rooms and delays in the interaction.

 

Why do I need a headset?

An appropriate computer headset with built-in microphone is required in order to attend Live Online sessions. A headset with a microphone will allow you to hear and be heard comfortably. Connecting with the computer’s built-in audio may create echoes affecting the whole group experience, therefore we strongly recommend against it.

Your headset should have the following characteristics:

  • USB connection, with plug-and-play capability (i.e., with the software driver included)
  • A built-in microphone with noise-cancelling capabilities
  • Clear digital stereo headphone audio

A good indication that a headset will perform well for our Live Online sessions is a “designed for videoconferencing” or “designed for Skype” label. An example of a headset which has been found to work well with our Live Online programmes is the Logitech h340.

Several colleagues are attending this programme at the same time, can we all join together from the same room/computer?

Because of the various interactions taking place during the session, it is important that each individual participant joins the session on a separate computer, and from a separate room. In order to provide the best possible experience for all participants, we also strongly recommend that you sit in a quiet environment with no background noise (please try to avoid open space work areas).

 

What do I need to do in order to connect to the sessions?

We want you to feel completely comfortable and ready to go, so we’ll email you before your scheduled course and give you all the information you need about the simple set-up process.

 

What are the interactive features used during Live Online programmes?

You’ll be able to speak to and/or electronically communicate with the facilitator and other attendees. You can also share files, view the facilitator’s desktop, ask questions, tell the facilitator to speak louder, softer, slow down, etc. (through simple icons). You’ll see what your facilitator is writing, view and hear questions and comments from other attendees, and be able to work in subgroups.  A headset is required for optimal communication throughout the Live Online programme.

 

How far in advance do I need to register for a Live Online programme?

The earlier the better.  That way, you’ll have time to acquire your headset before the first lesson and have plenty of time to do any pre-work, downloading, pre-assessments, etc., that your programme might require. In order to experience the Live Online programme to its fullest, we recommend you register no later than one week before Lesson One.

 

I registered for a Live Online programme; why haven’t I heard from you?

After you register, we will always email you to confirm your registration and provide you with additional information before your first lesson. Occasionally, however, customers may not receive the emails because of their company’s email security settings, a spam blocker, or an incorrect email address. If you registered but didn’t get your confirmation email the day after registration, or an email with your access to the AMA Learning Portal, or your system readiness check email, please notify MCE Client Services at +32 2 543 21 20 immediately. We will make sure you have everything you need before your programme.

 

Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?

After successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a Certificate. In order to qualify for this certificate, participants must register for and attend the programme using their individual log-in ID for the entire duration of the sessions. Speaking in the sessions via individual VoIP connection and participating in all of the chat, polling, and breakout exercises is required. Archived recordings or groups attending through one computer/connection do not qualify for the certificate.

 

What level of English do I need to take part in an MCE Live Online programme?

MCE’s participants come from over 90 different countries but all of our open enrolment programmes are run in English. You need to have a good working knowledge of English to be able to fully participate in the programme and engage in various interactions with other participants. If you have difficulty understanding these questions, the programme might be difficult for you too.

 

Security and Data Privacy

  • Each participant uses a unique, system-generated Login ID via Internet email.
  • Customer data privacy is a key priority for MCE. Maintaining your trust and confidence by handling your personal data securely is of the highest importance to us. For more information about what information MCE collects and how it is used, please read our Data Privacy Policy.

The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!

Leading Others

Dates & Locations

12 Sep – 14 Sep 22 (Live Online)
Live Online

12 Dec – 14 Dec 22 (Live Online)
Live Online

Duration

12 Sep - 14 Sep 22

3 sessions of 3 hours on:
12 Sep, 09:00 – 12:00CET
13 Sep, 09:00 – 12:00CET
14 Sep, 09:00 – 12:00CET

12 Dec - 14 Dec 22

3 sessions of 3 hours on:
12 Dec, 09:00 – 12:00CET
13 Dec, 09:00 – 12:00CET
14 Dec, 09:00 – 12:00CET

Price

€2150
excl. VAT*

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