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Get The Hang Of Virtual Workplace - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Managing the Virtual Workplace

  2. Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage

  3. Virtual Team Building and Management

  4. Telework & Telecommuting From Home

  5. High Performance Teams Remote Workforce

1. Managing the Virtual Workplace: Learn how to prepare employees for the virtual workplace

Virtual workers and virtual teams are an essential part of today’s workforce. More than ever, people are using technology to work anywhere, anytime. As a manager, it’s important to understand how these new tools change your role and the people that you work with.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Prepare employees for the virtual workplace
  • Create telework programs
  • Build virtual teams
  • Leverage technology
  • Overcome cultural barriers

2. Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage: Learn How To Use Technology To Your Advantage

Technology is supposed to make life easier and simpler, but most managers find themselves cleaning up the messes caused by too many gadgets. This course is about using technology to work smarter, not harder.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use technology to your advantage. Computers, various types of applications, software purchases, technical training, IT budgets, security, privacy, usage policies, ergonomics, instant messaging, and telecommuting are all covered.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Make your workplace a technology-friendly place.
  • Make the most of computers, telephones, instant messaging, e-mail,
  • contact management applications, and scheduling software.
  • Communicate better with the IT department.
  • Make the best software and training choices.
  • Set an IT budget.
  • Set expectations and responsibilities for security and privacy.
  • Keep employees safe and healthy.
  • Develop and implement a system usage policy.
  • Implement policies for dealing with company property.
  • Decide whether or not employees should telecommute.
  • Make telecommuting work.
  • Deal with workplace rage.
  • Address technological issues.

3. Virtual Team Building and Management: How to Develop and Implement a Global Workforce

There were an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, and the number is expected to continue climbing well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment.

With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give you the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Know the keys to establishing a virtual team
  • Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
  • Use tools to build trust and confidence among employees
  • Know how to handle poor performing employees
  • Know how to manage a virtual team during any project

4. Telework & Telecommuting From Home: How to Stay Motivated and Be Effective Working From Home

For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realize that this kind of position comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralized office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates.

Through this Telework & Telecommuting From Home Online Short Course you should be able to stay motivated in your ‘office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Know the skills required for working outside the office
  • Learn keys to proper self-management
  • Learn ways to manage time effiiciently
  • Know different methods of organisation and planning
  • Identify various forms of communication and their proper use
  • Address and resolve challenges that teleworkers can face

5. High Performance Teams Remote Workforce: Develop a core set of high performance skills, while working remotely

High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce) are organizations, teams or groups working in a virtual environmentthat are focused on achieving the same goals.Bringing team members together through a virtual environment can be a challenge task. This course  identifies these challenges and helps your participants push through to success.

With our High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce) course, you will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of high performance skills, while working remotely. By knowing and managing the way people interact in a remote environment, you will be setting up yourhigh performance teams to accomplish any task.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define high performance teams.
  • Define remote workforce.
  • Understand the characteristics of a high performance team.
  • Understand how to create teamwork.
  • Understand the importance of communication.
  • Understand how to train your high performance team of remote employees.
  • Learn how to manage a high performance team.
  • Learn the techniques of an effective team meeting.

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  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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The Managing the Virtual Workplace 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course:

Course 1 - Managing the Virtual Workplace Online Certificate Course

 Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining the Virtual Workplace

Session Three: Creating Virtual Workplace Programs

  • Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Setting up Employees for Telework
  • Managing Performance
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Technology Tips and Tricks

  • The Latest and Greatest
  • Choosing the Right Tools

Session Five: Building Virtual Teams

  • The Stages of Team Development
  • Making Connections
  • Choosing the Virtual Team
  • Strategies for Success

Session Six: Leading Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings
  • Test Driving

Session Seven: Working with Cross-Cultural Teams

Session Eight: Virtual Leadership Strategies

  • Making Connections
  • Debrief
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
  • Personal Action Plan

Course 2 - Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage Online Certificate Course

 Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Technology-Friendly Workplace

  • Tips and Tricks
  • Tips for Employees, Part One
  • Tips for Employees, Part Two
  • Tips for Managers
  • Ten Easy Ways to Use Technology to Make Work Fun
  • Acme Consulting, Scenario One
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four

 Session 3: Conquering Computers

  • Setting Expectations
  • Upgrading Software
  • Stretch!
  • Staying Focused
  • Case Study, Part One
  • Case Study, Part Two
  • Have Fun With It!

 Session 4: Communicating with the IT Dept.

  • Communicating with IT, Part One
  • Communicating with IT, Part Two
  • Communicating with IT, Part Three

 Session 5: Choosing Software Wisely

  • The Three-Step Process
  • Step Two: Evaluating the Software, Part One
  • Step Two: Evaluating the Software, Part Two
  • Step Three: Making the Purchase
  • About Upgrading
  • Upgrading Checklist
  • Acme Consulting, Part Two
  • Case Study: Tom’s Options
  • Questions

 Session 6: Technical Training

  • Types of Training
  • Training Tip

 Session 7: Setting an IT Budget

  • Budget Basics
  • Step One: Preparing a Draft
  • Costs to Consider
  • Step Two: Looking at Reality
  • Step Three: Finalizing the Budget
  • An Alternative Approach
  • The Shrinking Budget

 Session 8: Security and Privacy

  • An Employee’s Rights
  • Doing Your Part
  • An Employer’s Rights

 Session 9: Uncontrolled vs. Controlled Networks

  • Two Network Types
  • Uncontrolled Networks
  • Controlled Networks
  • About Restricting Internet Access

 Session 10: Ergonomics

  • What is Ergonomics?
  • Stretch!

 Session 11: System Usage Policies

  • What is a System Usage Policy?
  • Topics to Cover
  • Tips for Success
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 2
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 3
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 4
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 5
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 6
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 8
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 9
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 10
  • Acme Consulting, Part Three
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four

 Session 12: Taking Care of Company Property

  • Basic Rules of Etiquette
  • The Employee’s Role
  • Making Connections

 Session 13: Time-Saving Tools

  • E-Mail Applications
  • Tips and Tricks
  • E-Mail Etiquette
  • A Word about Attachments
  • Scheduling Applications
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Contact Management Applications

 Session 14: Telephone Etiquette

  • Basic Tips
  • Voice Mail
  • Leaving Messages

 Session 15: Instant Messaging

  • Instant Messaging Etiquette
  • Understanding Acronyms

 Session 16: Telecommuting

  • What is Telecommuting?
  • Possible Disadvantages
  • Preparing for Telecommuting
  • Tips and Tricks
  • A Resource Checklist
  • Other Notes
  • To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four
  • Scenario Five

 Session 17: Workplace Rage

  • Preventing Workplace Rage
  • A Manager’s Responsibilities

 Session 18: It’s Not Working!

  • Introduction
  • Scenario One
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four
  • Scenario Five

 Session 19: Policies and Procedures Checklist

  • A Policies and Procedures Checklist

 Session 20: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Virtual Team Building and Management Online Certificate Course

 Module One - Getting Study

Module Two - Setting Up Your Virtual Team (Part 1)

  • Choose self-motivated people with initiative
  • Face to face meetings at first (Kick-off meeting)
  • Diversity will add value
  • Experienced with technology

Module Three - Setting up Your Virtual Team (Part 2)

  • Personality can count as much as skills
  • Rules of engagement
  • Setting up ground rules
  • Icebreakers and introductions

Module Four - Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling will always be an issue
  • Have a clear objective and agenda
  • Solicit additional topics in advance
  • Discourage just being a status report

Module Five - Communication (Part 1)

  • Early and often
  • Rules of responsiveness
  • Face to face when possible
  • Choose the best tool

Module Six - Communication (Part 2)

  • Be honest and clear
  • Stay in constant contact
  • Don't make assumptions
  • Set up email protocols

Module Seven - Building Trust

  • Trust your team and they will trust you
  • Beware of "us vs them" territorial issues
  • Share best practices
  • Create a sense of ownership

Module Eight - Cultural Issues

  • Respect and emmbrace differences
  • Be aware of different work styles
  • Know your team members cultural background

Module Nine - To Succeed with a Virtual Team

  • Set clear goals
  • Create standard operating procedures (SOP's)
  • Build a team culture
  • Provide timely feedback

Module Ten - Dealing with Poor Team Players

  • Manage their results, not their activities
  • Be proactive, not reactive
  • Check in often
  • Remove them

Module Eleven - Choosing the Right Tools

  • Communication software
  • Collaboration and sharing tools
  • Prject management software
  • Use what works for you and your team

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Telework & Telecommuting From Home Online Certificate Course

 Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Core Skills Required

  • Self-management
  • Time management
  • Organising and planning
  • Communication

Module Three - Self Management (Part 1)

  • Solving problems on your own
  • Being and staying motivated
  • You have more freedom - Don't abuse it
  • You and only you are accountable

Module Four - Self-Management (Part 2)

  • Recognise and remove bad habits
  • Reflect on mistakes and learn from them
  • Establish good habits
  • Be assertive with yourself

Module Five - Time Management (Part 1)

  • Build a little flexibility into your schedule
  • Identify and remove time wasters
  • Working with time zones
  • Using free time wisely

Module Six - Time Management (Part 2)

  • The urgent/important matrix
  • Setting and sticking to deadlines
  • The glass jar: rocks, pebbles, sand and water
  • Recognise when you are procrastinating

Module Seven - Organising and Planning (Part 1)

  • Plan for additional stress
  • When to seek help
  • Being proactive - not reactive
  • Establish priorities and attainable goals

Module Eight - Organising and Planning (Part 2)

  • Setting up your home office
  • Remove unneeded or distracting items
  • When technology fails
  • Develop a normal working day

Module Nine - Communication (Part 1)

  • Stay in loop
  • Use the correct medium
  • Be clear and to the point
  • Virtual communication can be impersonal

Module Ten - Communication (Part 2)

  • Open and frequent communication
  • Share your information
  • Have a collaborative attitude
  • Setting expectations with family and friends

Module Eleven - Additional Challenges

  • Building trust and rapport
  • Feeling isolated
  • Always in the office
  • Lack of or less feedback

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - High Performance Teams Remote Workforce Online Certificate Course

 Module One: Getting Started    

  • Housekeeping Items    
  • The Parking Lot    
  • Course Objectives    

Module Two: Remote Workforce    

  • What is a Remote Workforce?    
  • Types of Remote Workforce    
  • Benefits of a Remote Workforce    
  • Materials for Remote Workforce    


Module Three: High Performance Teams    

  • What is a High Performance Team?    
  • Benefits of High Performance Teams    
  • Leadership for High Performance Team    
  • Understanding Team Dynamics    

 Module Four: Characteristics of High Performance Teams    

  • Excellent Communication    
  • Goal-Oriented    
  • Flexibility    
  • Committed    

Module Five: How to Create Teamwork    

  • Identify Group & Individual Responsibilities    
  • Give Permission to Take Action    
  • Build Relationships between Team Members and Management    
  • Give Feedback    

Module Six: Types of Communication    

  • Virtual Team Meetings    
  • Telephone Conferences    
  • Email Communication    
  • Intranet, Webpage, and Social Media Communication    

Module Seven: Training Your Team    

  • Telecommute Training    
  • Web-based Training    
  • Peer to Peer Training    
  • Training Assessment and Retraining    

Module Eight: Managing the Team    

  • Tracking Team Performance    
  • Counseling Employees    
  • Positive Recognition for Employees    
  • Training Never Stops!  

Module Nine: Effective Team Meeting How-to    

  • Have a Clear Agenda    
  • Use Screen Shots or References    
  • Create a Safe Place    
  • Team Meeting Don’ts    

Module Ten: Keep Happy and Motivated High Performance Team    

  • Watch for Signs of Conflict or Unhappiness    
  • Employee Feedback and Concerns    
  • Give Opportunities for Additional Education    
  • Impart Opportunities for Career Growth    

Module Eleven: “Don’ts” with High Performance Teams    

  • Don't Forget to Share Success    
  • Don't Delay in Responding    
  • Don’t Assign Vague Responsibilities    
  • Don’t Lead as a Dictator    

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up    

  • Words from the Wise    
  • Review of Parking Lot    
  • Lessons Learned

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Get The Hang Of Virtual Workplace - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Managing the Virtual Workplace

  2. Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage

  3. Virtual Team Building and Management

  4. Telework & Telecommuting From Home

  5. High Performance Teams Remote Workforce

1. Managing the Virtual Workplace: Learn how to prepare employees for the virtual workplace

Virtual workers and virtual teams are an essential part of today’s workforce. More than ever, people are using technology to work anywhere, anytime. As a manager, it’s important to understand how these new tools change your role and the people that you work with.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Prepare employees for the virtual workplace
  • Create telework programs
  • Build virtual teams
  • Leverage technology
  • Overcome cultural barriers

2. Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage: Learn How To Use Technology To Your Advantage

Technology is supposed to make life easier and simpler, but most managers find themselves cleaning up the messes caused by too many gadgets. This course is about using technology to work smarter, not harder.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use technology to your advantage. Computers, various types of applications, software purchases, technical training, IT budgets, security, privacy, usage policies, ergonomics, instant messaging, and telecommuting are all covered.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Make your workplace a technology-friendly place.
  • Make the most of computers, telephones, instant messaging, e-mail,
  • contact management applications, and scheduling software.
  • Communicate better with the IT department.
  • Make the best software and training choices.
  • Set an IT budget.
  • Set expectations and responsibilities for security and privacy.
  • Keep employees safe and healthy.
  • Develop and implement a system usage policy.
  • Implement policies for dealing with company property.
  • Decide whether or not employees should telecommute.
  • Make telecommuting work.
  • Deal with workplace rage.
  • Address technological issues.

3. Virtual Team Building and Management: How to Develop and Implement a Global Workforce

There were an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, and the number is expected to continue climbing well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment.

With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give you the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Know the keys to establishing a virtual team
  • Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
  • Use tools to build trust and confidence among employees
  • Know how to handle poor performing employees
  • Know how to manage a virtual team during any project

4. Telework & Telecommuting From Home: How to Stay Motivated and Be Effective Working From Home

For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realize that this kind of position comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralized office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates.

Through this Telework & Telecommuting From Home Online Short Course you should be able to stay motivated in your ‘office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Know the skills required for working outside the office
  • Learn keys to proper self-management
  • Learn ways to manage time effiiciently
  • Know different methods of organisation and planning
  • Identify various forms of communication and their proper use
  • Address and resolve challenges that teleworkers can face

5. High Performance Teams Remote Workforce: Develop a core set of high performance skills, while working remotely

High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce) are organizations, teams or groups working in a virtual environmentthat are focused on achieving the same goals.Bringing team members together through a virtual environment can be a challenge task. This course  identifies these challenges and helps your participants push through to success.

With our High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce) course, you will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of high performance skills, while working remotely. By knowing and managing the way people interact in a remote environment, you will be setting up yourhigh performance teams to accomplish any task.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Define high performance teams.
  • Define remote workforce.
  • Understand the characteristics of a high performance team.
  • Understand how to create teamwork.
  • Understand the importance of communication.
  • Understand how to train your high performance team of remote employees.
  • Learn how to manage a high performance team.
  • Learn the techniques of an effective team meeting.

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The Managing the Virtual Workplace 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course:

Course 1 - Managing the Virtual Workplace Online Certificate Course

 Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining the Virtual Workplace

Session Three: Creating Virtual Workplace Programs

  • Building a Virtual Workplace Strategy
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Setting up Employees for Telework
  • Managing Performance
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Technology Tips and Tricks

  • The Latest and Greatest
  • Choosing the Right Tools

Session Five: Building Virtual Teams

  • The Stages of Team Development
  • Making Connections
  • Choosing the Virtual Team
  • Strategies for Success

Session Six: Leading Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling and Conducting Team Meetings
  • Test Driving

Session Seven: Working with Cross-Cultural Teams

Session Eight: Virtual Leadership Strategies

  • Making Connections
  • Debrief
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
  • Personal Action Plan

Course 2 - Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage Online Certificate Course

 Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Technology-Friendly Workplace

  • Tips and Tricks
  • Tips for Employees, Part One
  • Tips for Employees, Part Two
  • Tips for Managers
  • Ten Easy Ways to Use Technology to Make Work Fun
  • Acme Consulting, Scenario One
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four

 Session 3: Conquering Computers

  • Setting Expectations
  • Upgrading Software
  • Stretch!
  • Staying Focused
  • Case Study, Part One
  • Case Study, Part Two
  • Have Fun With It!

 Session 4: Communicating with the IT Dept.

  • Communicating with IT, Part One
  • Communicating with IT, Part Two
  • Communicating with IT, Part Three

 Session 5: Choosing Software Wisely

  • The Three-Step Process
  • Step Two: Evaluating the Software, Part One
  • Step Two: Evaluating the Software, Part Two
  • Step Three: Making the Purchase
  • About Upgrading
  • Upgrading Checklist
  • Acme Consulting, Part Two
  • Case Study: Tom’s Options
  • Questions

 Session 6: Technical Training

  • Types of Training
  • Training Tip

 Session 7: Setting an IT Budget

  • Budget Basics
  • Step One: Preparing a Draft
  • Costs to Consider
  • Step Two: Looking at Reality
  • Step Three: Finalizing the Budget
  • An Alternative Approach
  • The Shrinking Budget

 Session 8: Security and Privacy

  • An Employee’s Rights
  • Doing Your Part
  • An Employer’s Rights

 Session 9: Uncontrolled vs. Controlled Networks

  • Two Network Types
  • Uncontrolled Networks
  • Controlled Networks
  • About Restricting Internet Access

 Session 10: Ergonomics

  • What is Ergonomics?
  • Stretch!

 Session 11: System Usage Policies

  • What is a System Usage Policy?
  • Topics to Cover
  • Tips for Success
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 2
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 3
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 4
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 5
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 6
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 8
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 9
  • Sample Internet, E-Mail, and Computer Usage Policy, Part 10
  • Acme Consulting, Part Three
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four

 Session 12: Taking Care of Company Property

  • Basic Rules of Etiquette
  • The Employee’s Role
  • Making Connections

 Session 13: Time-Saving Tools

  • E-Mail Applications
  • Tips and Tricks
  • E-Mail Etiquette
  • A Word about Attachments
  • Scheduling Applications
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Contact Management Applications

 Session 14: Telephone Etiquette

  • Basic Tips
  • Voice Mail
  • Leaving Messages

 Session 15: Instant Messaging

  • Instant Messaging Etiquette
  • Understanding Acronyms

 Session 16: Telecommuting

  • What is Telecommuting?
  • Possible Disadvantages
  • Preparing for Telecommuting
  • Tips and Tricks
  • A Resource Checklist
  • Other Notes
  • To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four
  • Scenario Five

 Session 17: Workplace Rage

  • Preventing Workplace Rage
  • A Manager’s Responsibilities

 Session 18: It’s Not Working!

  • Introduction
  • Scenario One
  • Scenario Two
  • Scenario Three
  • Scenario Four
  • Scenario Five

 Session 19: Policies and Procedures Checklist

  • A Policies and Procedures Checklist

 Session 20: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Virtual Team Building and Management Online Certificate Course

 Module One - Getting Study

Module Two - Setting Up Your Virtual Team (Part 1)

  • Choose self-motivated people with initiative
  • Face to face meetings at first (Kick-off meeting)
  • Diversity will add value
  • Experienced with technology

Module Three - Setting up Your Virtual Team (Part 2)

  • Personality can count as much as skills
  • Rules of engagement
  • Setting up ground rules
  • Icebreakers and introductions

Module Four - Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling will always be an issue
  • Have a clear objective and agenda
  • Solicit additional topics in advance
  • Discourage just being a status report

Module Five - Communication (Part 1)

  • Early and often
  • Rules of responsiveness
  • Face to face when possible
  • Choose the best tool

Module Six - Communication (Part 2)

  • Be honest and clear
  • Stay in constant contact
  • Don't make assumptions
  • Set up email protocols

Module Seven - Building Trust

  • Trust your team and they will trust you
  • Beware of "us vs them" territorial issues
  • Share best practices
  • Create a sense of ownership

Module Eight - Cultural Issues

  • Respect and emmbrace differences
  • Be aware of different work styles
  • Know your team members cultural background

Module Nine - To Succeed with a Virtual Team

  • Set clear goals
  • Create standard operating procedures (SOP's)
  • Build a team culture
  • Provide timely feedback

Module Ten - Dealing with Poor Team Players

  • Manage their results, not their activities
  • Be proactive, not reactive
  • Check in often
  • Remove them

Module Eleven - Choosing the Right Tools

  • Communication software
  • Collaboration and sharing tools
  • Prject management software
  • Use what works for you and your team

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Telework & Telecommuting From Home Online Certificate Course

 Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Core Skills Required

  • Self-management
  • Time management
  • Organising and planning
  • Communication

Module Three - Self Management (Part 1)

  • Solving problems on your own
  • Being and staying motivated
  • You have more freedom - Don't abuse it
  • You and only you are accountable

Module Four - Self-Management (Part 2)

  • Recognise and remove bad habits
  • Reflect on mistakes and learn from them
  • Establish good habits
  • Be assertive with yourself

Module Five - Time Management (Part 1)

  • Build a little flexibility into your schedule
  • Identify and remove time wasters
  • Working with time zones
  • Using free time wisely

Module Six - Time Management (Part 2)

  • The urgent/important matrix
  • Setting and sticking to deadlines
  • The glass jar: rocks, pebbles, sand and water
  • Recognise when you are procrastinating

Module Seven - Organising and Planning (Part 1)

  • Plan for additional stress
  • When to seek help
  • Being proactive - not reactive
  • Establish priorities and attainable goals

Module Eight - Organising and Planning (Part 2)

  • Setting up your home office
  • Remove unneeded or distracting items
  • When technology fails
  • Develop a normal working day

Module Nine - Communication (Part 1)

  • Stay in loop
  • Use the correct medium
  • Be clear and to the point
  • Virtual communication can be impersonal

Module Ten - Communication (Part 2)

  • Open and frequent communication
  • Share your information
  • Have a collaborative attitude
  • Setting expectations with family and friends

Module Eleven - Additional Challenges

  • Building trust and rapport
  • Feeling isolated
  • Always in the office
  • Lack of or less feedback

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - High Performance Teams Remote Workforce Online Certificate Course

 Module One: Getting Started    

  • Housekeeping Items    
  • The Parking Lot    
  • Course Objectives    

Module Two: Remote Workforce    

  • What is a Remote Workforce?    
  • Types of Remote Workforce    
  • Benefits of a Remote Workforce    
  • Materials for Remote Workforce    


Module Three: High Performance Teams    

  • What is a High Performance Team?    
  • Benefits of High Performance Teams    
  • Leadership for High Performance Team    
  • Understanding Team Dynamics    

 Module Four: Characteristics of High Performance Teams    

  • Excellent Communication    
  • Goal-Oriented    
  • Flexibility    
  • Committed    

Module Five: How to Create Teamwork    

  • Identify Group & Individual Responsibilities    
  • Give Permission to Take Action    
  • Build Relationships between Team Members and Management    
  • Give Feedback    

Module Six: Types of Communication    

  • Virtual Team Meetings    
  • Telephone Conferences    
  • Email Communication    
  • Intranet, Webpage, and Social Media Communication    

Module Seven: Training Your Team    

  • Telecommute Training    
  • Web-based Training    
  • Peer to Peer Training    
  • Training Assessment and Retraining    

Module Eight: Managing the Team    

  • Tracking Team Performance    
  • Counseling Employees    
  • Positive Recognition for Employees    
  • Training Never Stops!  

Module Nine: Effective Team Meeting How-to    

  • Have a Clear Agenda    
  • Use Screen Shots or References    
  • Create a Safe Place    
  • Team Meeting Don’ts    

Module Ten: Keep Happy and Motivated High Performance Team    

  • Watch for Signs of Conflict or Unhappiness    
  • Employee Feedback and Concerns    
  • Give Opportunities for Additional Education    
  • Impart Opportunities for Career Growth    

Module Eleven: “Don’ts” with High Performance Teams    

  • Don't Forget to Share Success    
  • Don't Delay in Responding    
  • Don’t Assign Vague Responsibilities    
  • Don’t Lead as a Dictator    

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up    

  • Words from the Wise    
  • Review of Parking Lot    
  • Lessons Learned

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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