Building on the foundation learned in Introduction to Leading Virtual Teams, this course covers the skills and processes needed to move an ordinary virtual team to a high performance virtual team.  The skills include how to organize the team and then how to empower communication between team members while meeting the individual team member’s needs.  You will also learn processes used by most high performing virtual teams.  Finally, the course will cover the leaders’ role in developing highly engaged team members including how to build trust, commitment, respect and empowerment.
One-month course; Andy Stanhope.
Unit 1: Establishing Team Structure
- Team organization
- Heterogeneity / Homogeneity
- Shared leadership
Unit 2: Team Communication
- Communication tools and technology
- Knowledge and information sharing
- Expectations and hidden expectations
- Decision making
Unit 3: Team Processes
- Building a rhythm
- Agree on shared language
- Collaboration
- Reward and Recognition
Unit 4: Highly Engaged People
- Trust
- Commitment
- Empowerment
- Respect

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 
GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:
  • Read the print readings 
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least three times per week and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.
Next offering(s):
-Next session coming soon-

$195 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor

Andy Stanhope has a Master’s of Business Administration, a Master’s of Science in Computer Systems and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years’ experience managing projects within medium and large companies, domestically and internationally. He has managed projects in a variety of software implementations, including Oracle, SAP, and SASS applications.  He now works as a senior project manager at a large aerospace corporation. He has previously taught PMP certification preparation sessions as well as taught undergraduate project management courses in Business and IT programs.

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
-To provide advanced knowledge and information on managing and leading virtual teams
-To discuss high performance virtual teams
-To provide information on the processes used by most high performing virtual teams
-To deliver keys to engaging virtual team members and empowering them.
Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes
After successfully completing this course you will be able to:
-Know how to improve virtual team communication
-Establish team structures with respect to heterogeneity and homogeneity
-Reward and recognize virtual team members for their contributions
-Know how to develop highly engaged team members.
Completion Requirements