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 Engaged and Productive Virtual Teams Certificate

A series of 3 online sessions starting September 9 or
November 2, 2020!

Register early, the course size is limited!


Certificate Overview  

Certificate Overview


If you find yourself thrust into a virtual team as a leader or member participating in non-stop online meetings in less than ideal situations, this certificate is for you. Your instructors, Kassy and Tom, have a combined 35+ years of experience working remotely and participating in and leading virtual teams. In fact, they literally wrote the book on making virtual training, meetings, and webinars interactive and engaging! We’ll explore thoroughly researched and practical tips and advice, and all relevant angles and audiences will be covered. If you work remotely, you will walk away more productive than ever, while avoiding work-life imbalance. Your virtual teams will better collaborate and support each other while avoiding collaborative overload. Virtual leaders will enable greater effectiveness for virtual departments and project teams, whether members are full-time remote or in a hybrid scenario. You will also make valuable connections and gain additional advice and leading practices from your cohort of learners who are excelling at this new world of work. Bring your biggest virtual team and remote work challenges and questions, and be prepared to work on them together!

Bonus Items:

  • Template for Virtual Team Operating Agreements
  • Checklist of virtual team leading practices
  • Book chapter on celebration meetings
  • Checklists covering common virtual platforms
  • Checklist of virtual team and remote work traps to avoid
  • Working from home equipment checklist and recommendations


Program Details:
This certificate consists of three 90 minutes sessions.

Platform used: Zoom 

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who is a member of or leads a virtual team (any team where more than one person is not co-located with everyone else). We will also spend some time on leading practices for working from home, so people who work from home part-time (hybrid office scenario) or full-time will find this program particularly valuable.


   

Instructors

 


 
 

Kassy LaBorie
Principal Consultant, Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC
Co-author, Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Kassy is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, she is passionate about helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully move to the virtual environment. Kassy has worked from a home office and been a member and leader of virtual teams at three different organizations since 2001. Kassy is also the author of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Master the Technology to Engage Particpants.

 


Tom Stone
Senior Research Analyst, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
Co-author, Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Tom is a researcher, author, and speaker in human resources and with particular emphasis on learning and development. With more than 20 years of experience, Tom is passionate about bringing a combination of research and practice, data and application to all of his work. Tom has worked from a home office and been a member and leader of virtual teams at four different organizations since 2002. 

Course Objectives  

Course Objectives

After completing this certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Create productive remote work environment(s)
  • Reduce stress and better balance work and life while working remotely
  • Design and lead effective and engaging online meetings, no matter what platform is used
  • Collaborate with fellow virtual team members while avoiding collaborative overload
  • Lead virtual department and project teams to high levels of engagement and productivity

Technical Requirements  

Course Materials

We will be using a Zoom platform.


Course Dates  

Course Dates

September 2020
Session 1: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Session 2: Friday, September 11, 2020
Session 3: Monday, September 14, 2020

November 2020
Session 1: Monday, November 2, 2020
Session 2: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Session 3: Friday, November 6, 2020
 

Each session is 90 minutes in length


All sessions start at 11:00 am Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

8:00 am - 9:30 noon Pacific Time (PT)
9:00 am - 10.30 am Mountain Time (MT)
10:00 am - 11:30 am Central Time (CT)
11:00 noon - 12:30 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.

 


Course Rates  

Course Rates

Register Early. Course size is limited!

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ day prior to course start day: $745
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date: $895

Train as a Team and Save!
For questions on group discounts please go here.


Course Equipment  

Course Equipment


IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer in order to fully participate in the course as mobile applications such as Zoom and Adobe Connect have limited feature functionality that may prohibit you from fully experiencing class activities. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.


Certificate
Badge
 

Certificate of Completion and eBadge


After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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