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Leading Virtual Teams - ONLINE

Leading virtual teams has suddenly become a mainstream occurrence and many managers are wondering how to shift their leadership practices to support their employees in this virtual context. In this course, you will develop a clear understanding of how to transition your in-person management practices into effective online formats while building momentum, cultivating trust and fostering accountability across your team. From leadership best practices to practical technology tools, this four-week online course will help you develop a roadmap for creating a high performing team in a virtual or distributed context.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies


  1. Defining Success as a Virtual Team - reconnecting to vision, purpose, performance and values in a virtual context.
  2. Communication and Collaboration – leveraging technology and online tools
  3. Connecting – making the most of virtual meetings that build trust and high performance
  4. Check-ins – supporting team members to be capable and accountable online

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the nuances between in-person and virtual leadership
  • Develop the leadership practices that build trust and collaboration in virtual environments
  • Learn practical tools for managing teams, meetings and workflow in an online setting
  • Create awareness of the unique needs of employees in a virtual context

While most of this course is delivered asynchronously, there will be weekly 90-minute synchronous sessions: dates to be announced shortly.

Learner Effort:
3-6 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: