This course is the foundation course of the 3-course certificate and defines the differences between a traditional team and one that is at least partially virtual.  The role of the team leader is explored and you will learn the key knowledge and skills needed to excel at virtual team leadership, weather this is a fulltime or part time role. In the second half of the course, you are shown how to build a solid virtual team and then how to kick off a virtual team, setting it up for success.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $195.00

One Month Course


Unit 1

What is a Virtual Team

- Virtual Teams defined
- Types of Virtual Teams
- Advantages / Disadvantages
- Barriers

Unit 2

The Role of a Virtual Team Leader

- Create Context – Vision, mission and purpose
- Clarify goals, roles, and tasks and processes
- Bridge cultural and demographic differences
- Lead with Trust

Unit 3

Building the Right Virtual Team

- Selecting Team Members
- Developing Social Relations
- Building Team Norms and Culture
- Virtual team social structures and strategies (virtual water coolers)

Unit 4

Team Kickoff

- Face-to-Face, Hybrid or Virtual?
- Team Building (Ice breakers, virtual charades, …)
- Codes of Conduct
- Project Alignment
- Course Summary