Managing remotely

Online & fully interactive – LIVE trainer – small groups

Managing a team made up of people with different needs, skills and personalities successfully can be a difficult job. Managing the same team remotely can pose even more challenges.

Without the benefits of direct supervision and regular face-to-face contact, remote managers must know how to plan and encourage coordinated but independent working, as well as how to support those who are struggling with isolation, distraction or disengagement.

This live online training session provides a toolkit of techniques and processes for planning and specifying tasks and responsibilities, monitoring progress, maintaining relationships, and supporting and motivating remote teams.

Small and interactive groups mean our expert trainers can respond to individuals’ needs, helping to ensure everyone completes the course feeling empowered and equipped to succeed as a remote manager.

What participants will learn

This intensive session is designed to have maximum practical impact in a short time. It provides tools and tips around topics including:

  • Identifying current challenges – whether working remotely / in the office / hybrid
  • Recognising your remote team members’ concerns
  • Understanding the focus versus motivation challenge for each team member
  • Harnessing the power of short-term goals to motivate your team and monitor productivity
  • Maintaining communication, collaboration and relationships across the team
  • Building relationships and social capital
  • Sustaining the team’s morale, positivity and purpose
  • Using action-centred leadership to intentionally manage the task, build the team and support the individual
  • Developing a flexible leadership style
  • Holding effective 1:1s
  • Supporting and maintaining relationships with individual team members
  • Helping staff manage the pressure of ‘presenteeism’

After the course every participant receives a PDF course handbook containing everything they’ve learnt on the course and more.


How is the training delivered?

This is a live and fully interactive training session. Just like classroom training, it is delivered by an experienced tutor to a small group, ensuring plenty of chances to ask questions and discuss experiences. 

Using a free web based interface, delegates are able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and other participants in real time. The session is intensive, and last about 90 minutes, equipping participants with a raft of instantly implementable techniques to improve their ability to manage remote teams.

Our trainers

Our home and remote working trainers are expert practitioners and consultants, with many years of experience delivering impactful training across a broad range of organisations and sectors.

Sally Prescott

Sally has years of experience supporting organisations to deliver exceptional service, leadership and communications. She is a qualified coach and is licensed to deliver a wide range of training programmes. Whether through classroom or virtual training, Sally's energy, knowledge and experience have a lasting impact on those she teaches.

Kate Jennings - Cambridge Executive Development

Kate Jennings

A highly experienced trainer, coach and consultant with a commercial background in product development, Kate has worked with clients in the UK, Europe and US to develop and deliver classroom and virtual professional skills programmes.

Joanna Markham - Cambridge Executive Development

Joanna Markham

Joanna developed her vast knowledge over a long career as an academic and senior leader in industry. As a consultant she has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies, helping develop the professional and leadership skills of people ranging from new starters to CEOs.

If you have a group of colleagues who could benefit from the Managing Remotely training course we can deliver a private session at a time that suits you.

Participants can join the session from the office or from home, and can take part in their own teams, or with a mixture of colleagues from across your organisation.

Fees depend on the number of participants and whether or not you would like the content adapted to address any specific issues relevant to your group.

Please contact us to find out more and to obtain a quote.

About us

Cambridge Exec is a boutique learning consultancy made up of a select team of specialists in workplace wellbeing, communications and people-oriented leadership and management. We deliver training and coaching, and conduct research and analysis that supports your people-centred workplace culture.

For over fifteen years we’ve been helping organisations ranging from small startups to international brands to build their people’s capacities, enhance wellbeing and boost engagement and productivity at work.

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