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    • 11th Feb 2021
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • £249.00 (+ VAT)

In-house training

  • This training course can be tailor-made and delivered in-house for up to 12 people. Held online via our virtual classroom or where safe to do so, at your premises or a nearby venue.
  • £1195 (+VAT & travel)

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Why book this course?

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, flexible working was a growing trend. The reality of our current situation means that working remotely is now more popular and more necessary than ever. Even as the threat of COVID-19 recedes, it is likely that many employees will want to continue remote working in some capacity.

While remote working has its benefits, it can also lead to problems with organisation, motivation and communication. By attending our Managing Virtual and Remote teams course, you’ll gain the skills necessary to emulate the office environment for your virtual or remote teams, and ensure that they stay motivated, engaged and in touch. 

Who is the course for?

Our Managing Virtual and Remote Teams course is ideal for line managers involved in motivating and working with remote teams. This may involve the planning and delegation of remote work, and various forms of communication with remote teams.

However, it may also be useful for business leaders who wish to gain an insight into the culture of remote working, and the benefits it can have.

What content will the course cover?

The Remote or Virtual Team

  • Where are they?
  • What are the challenges of a remote team?
  • What are the advantages of a remote team?
  • The key characteristics of an effective remote team?
  • What skills do we need to lead a remote team?

The 3 key principles of effectively managing at a distance

  • Communication styles – understanding everyone is different!
  • Agreeing availability standards using the Communication styles
  • Setting Goals & Measuring Success

Using communication skills for success

  • Rapport and asking the right Questions
  • Coaching & Feedback at a distance
  • Listening skills
  • The use of communication media – including email, teleconferencing, virtual meetings, chat-rooms etc
  • Using the appropriate form of communication for the situation
  • Delivering messages with the right intention

Building the distant team

  • The teams identity
  • Establishing rapport and trust
  • Developing shared processes
  • Facilitating relationship building amongst the tea

What will I get out of the training?

Our Managing Virtual and Remote Teams course will help you to understand the role of remote working in the modern workplace, and how it can be successfully integrated with your business. Learners will gain the confidence and ability to ensure their team members feel supported, and to provide them with regular communication, feedback and coaching.

At Kent Trainers, we’re proud to deliver bespoke training that takes your unique situation into account. As a participative course, you’ll be encouraged to discuss the challenges you face in your role, and develop the skills you need to successfully manage your team remotely.

What is the duration of this course?

This is a 1 day course.

The timings and format for our courses are as follows:

  • Scheduled training courses held virtually

Unless specified, courses commence at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:00pm.  The day is broken up into modules, both online and offline to ensure engagement and interaction.  We also ensure that there are plenty of comfort breaks throughout the day.

  • Scheduled training courses held at one of our venues

Courses commences at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:30pm. On all our scheduled courses, a hot lunch is included, and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

  • In-house & bespoke courses, held virtually or at a venue of your choice

For all in-house training courses, we will adapt the timings and format for the day around the needs of your team and business. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Who will train me?

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Associate Trainer

Louise Pearce

What is my experience?

I’ve worked extensively across both the Private and Public sectors. My experience has given me valuable insight into different strategic and operational approaches, business models and attitudes to both training and coaching which I have used to be able to adapt to different environments and requirements of organisations. My lifelong interest in developing people, led to a qualification in executive coaching and mentoring and this, coupled with my own ‘hands-on’ experience in the business world has allowed me to work with a whole range of organisations to develop both their individuals, teams and businesses to improve and adapt to change and challenges.


What is my area of expertise?

As a trainer and coach, I work with both individuals and groups of people on areas to develop themselves and their businesses qualitatively.  Process and performance management, managing change and remote leadership are key areas of expertise.  All these are linked by the use of both practical and psychological models, for delegates to take back and use in their workplace to ensure that the investment in training really benefits them and their business going forward.


Why I love inspiring others?

I believe that anyone, with a little support, can be the very best version of themselves that they want to be.  The blend of training and coaching gives me the amazing opportunity to witness people developing and growing into that best version of themselves – and there is no greater ‘buzz’ than that.