Leading Virtual Teams - A Quick Course
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Leading Virtual Teams - A Quick Course

How to Optimize the Effectiveness of Virtual Teams With Great Team Leadership
4.4 (1,431 ratings)
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3,786 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will lead online or virtual meetings that engage and respect all team members.
  • You will facilitate your team in a manner that leads to clear decisions and clear accountability.
  • You will develop effective meeting agendas and action plans.
  • Assure accountability and action following meetings which will reduce waste!
  • The student should either be planning on participating in virtual meetings or have some prior experience with virtual meetings. It will be helpful if the student has already used one of the common meeting software platforms (GoToMeeting, Skype, etc.).

One of the great miracles of the twenty-first century is the declining importance of borders and distance. The internet has made knowledge universal and is enabling talent to be developed in every corner of the globe and country without prejudice. This means that any company can bring talent together in virtual teams to develop products and plans and accomplish shared goals regardless of their location. But, enabling these teams to work well together is a skill that every manager needs to develop to succeed in the new world of virtual collaboration.

Leading Virtual Teams is designed to build the skills of virtual collaboration and teamwork. It covers issues around the use of virtual meeting technology, including a comprehensive survey of meeting software, user advice and recommendations. But, the primary focus of this course is on the human side, the skills of facilitating and participating in virtual teams. While it is important for all team leaders and facilitators to develop good meeting facilitation skills, there are unique challenges when team members are not co-located.This course addresses those challenges and provides advice based on the available research and the instructor's many years of experience facilitating virtual meetings. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to help his or her team be more successful in achieving their goals.
  • Leaders or facilitators of virtual teams (any team with remote members).
  • Any member of a virtual team who would like to help his or her team be more successful.
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 01:53:35
+ The Research on Virtual Teams - What Works Best
9 lectures 43:03
Research Results from Forbes
Survey of Users: Introduction
Activity 2: Evaluation of Best Practices
Advice from the Users
One Thing You Could Do to Improve
Survey Feedback on Meeting Technology
The Future of Meeting Technology
+ Facilitation Skills that Make VT Meetings Effective
16 lectures 56:45
Developing Your Virtual Team Charter
Activity 3: Writing Your Team Charter
Team Roles and Responsibilities
The Agenda
The Action Plan
The Power of Visualization
Decide How You Will Decide
Activity 4: Choose Your Decision Styles
Facilitaton Skills: Organizing & Clarifying
Facilitation Skills: Reflecting & Motivating
Facilitation Skills: Comforting and Controlling
Facilitaton Skills: Concluding & Bringing to Consensus
Facilitaton Skills: Resolving Conflicts
Resolving Conflicts continued
Activty 5: Practice Conflict Resolution
+ Summary
2 lectures 06:01
Bonus Lecture and Additional Resources