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Managing Virtual Teams

Course Details

Whether your team is across town or around the world, virtual teams have become a vital part of the work environment. Through virtual teams, organizations can reduce costs, decrease time to market, and take advantage of the widest variety of talent.

However, virtual teams often do not realize the potential of remote collaboration and projects that are managed virtually often are unsuccessful. This is because virtual teams have special management needs and face unique issues that must be addressed differently from co-located teams. The virtual team leader must overcome the challenges of distance, time zones, and culture as well as managing a matrix team where the leader usually does not have direct authority.

Leaders of virtual teams must be aware of the issues and have an understanding of the tools and techniques required to accomplish goals in the virtual environment. Managing Virtual Teams is a powerful, interactive course designed to help leaders identify and develop the skills needed to successfully manage a virtual team.

Who Should Attend

  • Team leaders with one or more members not collocated with that person
  • People who advise or supervise a virtual team leader
  • Employees wanting to accomplish more in an effective and low-cost manner
  • People experiencing a virtual team that cannot complete projects due to conflicts among team members
  • Leaders wanting to learn techniques to improve virtual team


  • Define the needs of a strong virtual team
  • Understand the additional responsibilities of a virtual team leader and the virtual team
  • Recognize common issues including culture, communication, and technology
  • Develop a virtual team management toolkit based on best practices
  • Apply tools to possible virtual team situations
  • Understand available technologies and the strengths and weaknesses of each

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