Learning Objectives

Our certificate programs are delivered in a livestream, online format.

Spring: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17. Thursdays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm.

Fall: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2. Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm.

  • To earn this certificate, you must complete the 5 modules and associated course requirements.
  • 2.1 CEUs


Session #1: Leading Teams in Today's Dispersed Global Workplace

  • Creating an operating structure for remote work collaboration;
  • Identifying expectations related to job roles for team member accountability;
  • Crafting your role as a dispersed team leader – become mission control;
  • Evaluating performance based on observation;
  • Delivering honest, productive performance feedback;
  • Creating team engagement in dispersed teams;
  • Driving team productivity in dispersed teams.

 

Session #2: Strategic/Critical Thinking to Drive Business Results in Distributed and/or Remote Teams

  • Understanding the difference between strategic thinking and tactical execution;
  • Learning best practices for aligning strategic plans with business objectives;
  • Creating executable tactics that advance the strategic plan;
  • Communicating plan requirements to key stakeholders;
  • Evaluating plan execution and re-directing as necessary;
  • Engaging in proactive resource allocation and accurate budget development;
  • Holding employees accountable to plan requirements;
  • Communicating plan progress and benchmark achievements to senior management.

 

Session #3: Leading as a Coach to Build Team Productivity, Engagement, and Accountability in Remote and/or Dispersed Teams

  • Establishing a positive tone with a new team;
  • Developing your team to achieve their potential;
  • Maximizing your team's capabilities through goal setting and constructive feedback;
  • Delivering motivating performance reviews;
  • Setting stretch goals using SMART techniques;
  • Creating opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring;
  • Exploring ways, you can turn a negative situation into a positive business outcome.

 

Session #4: Managing Interpersonal Interactions Through Influence and Negotiation Online

  • Establishing protocols proactively that provide a framework for addressing issues early;
  • Building an open team structure that values feedback;
  • Developing a culture of trust with your team;
  • Leading with compassion;
  • Understanding Covey's circle of influence/circle of concern theory.

 

Session #5: Remote Executive Presence and Building Visibility When You Aren't in the Room

  • Developing your plan for building team visibility for yourself and your team
  • Reviewing the indicators of power within an organization;
  • Understanding the power of a strategic network to influence an outcome;
  • Understanding the role of mentors and advocates in career advancement – for yourself and your team;
  • Identifying the key steps needed to create an effective powerbase of your own;
  • Exploring ways you can turn a negative situation into a positive business outcome.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Program Syllabus

    • Participant recommended resources

    • Booking your one-on-one coaching session with your Instructor

    • Capstone Project

    • Learning Style Assessment

  • 2

    Module 1: Negotiating Boundaries and Clarifying Job Expectations

    • Livestream - Module 1 handbook

    • Homework from Module 1

    • Supplemental video

    • Supplemental readings, podcasts, blog posts, whitepapers, and other resources relevant to the livestream topics

  • 3

    Module 2: Multi-Channel Interpersonal Communications

    • Livestream - Module 2 handbook

    • Homework from Module 2

    • Supplemental video

    • Supplemental readings, podcasts, blog posts, whitepapers, and other resources relevant to the livestream topics

  • 4

    Module 3: Managing Your Day-to-Day Productively

    • Livestream - Module 3 handbook

    • Homework from Module 3

    • Supplemental video

    • Supplemental readings, podcasts, blog posts, whitepapers, and other resources relevant to the livestream topics

  • 5

    Module 4: Building Productive Relationships

    • Livestream - Module 4 handbook

    • Homework from Module 4

    • Supplemental video

    • Supplemental readings, podcasts, blog posts, whitepapers, and other resources relevant to the livestream topics

  • 6

    Module 5: Navigating Difficulties and Managing Disruptions

    • Livestream - Module 5 handbook

    • Homework from Module 5

    • Supplemental video

    • Supplemental readings, podcasts, blog posts, whitepapers, and other resources relevant to the livestream topics