Managing Remote Teams - Leadership Training

The Art of Managing Virtual Teams


Team Empowerment

Cultivate team unity and accountability through clear communication and relationship-building techniques.

Feedback Mastery

Master giving honest feedback for enhanced productivity and accountability in remote team settings.

Communication Excellence

Sharpen your skills to manage technical issues, negotiate schedules, and ensure maximum team productivity.

Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.

Why Choose This Training?

More Than Just A Course Of Lectures

What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.

Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.

What Makes This Training Stand Out?

What makes this training stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.

With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.


Join thousands of participants getting results

"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.  I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".

5 stars

A Project Manager At A Tech Company

"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"

5 stars

A Project Quality Engineer

Clients We Have Worked With

Well-known companies who have used this course again and again, over many years

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Course Summary

Training Objectives

This course is designed to help you develop your confidence at managing remote teams by improving your communication and collaboration skills. You'll learn skills such as goal setting, giving praise and criticism, holding people accountable, and setting high standards. You'll develop your emotional intelligence skills, including active listening with empathy, and speaking assertively. You'll practice handling stressful situations, difficult conversations, and inspiring tremendous loyalty with your motivational praise.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.

Transferable Skills

The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools they need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.

Develop Skills

This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.

Repeated Practice and Feedback

In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.

Video Analysis

We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.

Sustained Change

That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.

Course Dates and Price

For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.

Free Initial Session

This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.

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Learn how to tune in to others and enable them to tune in to you

Why Is This Course On Managing Teams Remotely So Effective?

Effective Communication in Remote Teams

For more than 40 years this communication skills training course has proven to be one of the most highly acclaimed. Over the years we've had thousands of managers and professionals through our hands. Many have said it's one of the best empathy training courses they ever attended. We have helped our clients develop their skills so they can communicate more effectively, and succeed in both their personal and professional lives. Here's how we can help you develop your skills to effectively manage difficult situations and conversations, and help you create a positive work environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in remote work, as organisations seek greater flexibility and efficiency. However, managing remote teams can present challenges, especially for those unfamiliar with this type of work environment. In this training program, you will discover how to effectively manage remote teams through improved communication and collaboration skills. You'll learn how to motivate and maintain high levels of performance, becoming a confident and successful remote team leader.

Investing in this remote teams leadership development training course is a wise decision as it provides you with the necessary skills to become a masterful, inspirational team leader so you can support your high performing virtual team. Let us help you achieve success.

Typical problems when managing teams remotely - and how to fix them


Challenge to Project Delivery

Benefits of this Course

Communication difficulties can leads to misunderstandings, missed deadlines, lack of coordination.

You'll learn how to establish clear lines of communication, regular check-ins, virtual team meetings, effective use of communication skills. You'll learn how to set clear goals, expectations and deadlines. You'll be able to practice learn to do this succinctly.

Lack of face-to-face interaction and lead to difficulty building trust and rapport

You'll learn how to build strong relationships, and develop deeper connections with others. You'll learn how to use empathy and compassion so that your team will feel understood, and cared for. You'll inspire their loyalty. They'll learn to love how easily you are able to tune in on their wave-length and really "get" them.

Difficulty in ensuring accountability can make it difficult tracking progress and holding team members accountable

Set clear expectations, regularly check in with team members. You'll be able to inspire your team with your honest, authentic, sincere feedback.

You'll learn a way of being completely straight with them without having to worry about triggering a their resistance, or worse. When you know how to coach them with warm and generous praise, as well as courageous honest criticism they'll look forward to your meetings. You'll be more confident they'll give you what you ask for, without having to run the risk of micromanaging.

You'll also learn how to hold your team accountable, creating an environment where unsatisfactory output isn't tolerated, and difficult conversations can be had safely.

Isolation and loneliness can have a negative impact on job satisfaction and motivation

Encourage virtual team-building activities, offer support for mental health, promote connection to the team and company. You're ability to connect with them will be vitally important. You'll learn how to build a strong connection with your team. A little time spent checking in with them before getting down to business will help them feel cared for. On this course you'll learn how to do it appropriately without over-stepping and becoming too familiar.

Technical challenges and disruptions to work and productivity

You'll learn how to discuss how to sensibly handle technical issues, and organise support so there isn't any confusion or panic about what to do when gremlins inevitably crop up.

Time zone differences might make it difficult scheduling meetings and timely communication

You'll be able to openly discuss time zone differences, and any other difficult issues, so you can comfortably negotiate the scheduling of virtual meetings at times that work for everyone.

Managing distractions could lead to difficulty maintaining focus and productivity

On this course you'll learn how to set clear expectations, provide support for balancing work and personal responsibilities. You'll learn how to put your foot down when you need to. Learn how to be firm on an issue, while being kind to the person. Others will prefer it when you're clear about what you expect. They'll respect you more for having high standards, and holding people to them. We'll show you how to do it nicely without creating waves.


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Assertiveness, Listening Skills & Emotional Intelligence Training

Is This The Right Course For You?

Might this London UK-based management training course on how to manage teams remotely be the right course for you?

Yes, if ...

  • You struggling to effectively manage your remote team when you don't know if they're doing what they're supposed to.
  • You find it difficult to communication, maintain relationships, or hold your team accountable.
  • You want to learn how build stronger relationships, and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm.
  • You want to learn how to be more honest with your feedback, without upsetting anyone when you're not satisfied.
  • You want to know how to offer your support without becoming over-familiar.
  • You want to learn a professional way to handle difficult issues when things inevitably go wrong.

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Are you helping them think for themselves?

The Best Practices For Leading Remote Teams Successfully

Building Strong Communication Channels for Leading Remote Teams

One of the biggest challenges in leading remote teams is maintaining clear and effective communication. On this course, you'll learn how to establish regular communication channels that allow you to stay connected with your team and build stronger, more open relationships. You'll also develop your emotional intelligence skills, which will be invaluable in facilitating team communication. In particular you'll learn how to tune on on other people's wavelength by listening with empathy, and how to get them to tune in to your wavelength by speaking assertively.

Providing Clear Expectations and Goals with Regular Feedback and Support

Setting clear expectations and goals is another key aspect of leading remote teams. This includes outlining each team member's responsibilities and setting specific, measurable goals for the team to work towards. By establishing clear expectations and regularly checking in with your team, you'll ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards the same objectives.

You'll learn how to provide regular feedback and support to keep your team motivated and focused. On this course, you'll learn how to deliver honest and tough feedback with confidence, as well as how to give performance evaluations, set goals, and track progress. By offering opportunities for professional development, you'll help motivate your team members to want to grow and thrive in their careers.

Empowering Your Team with Flexibility and Resources

Remote work often requires a high level of trust and autonomy, and it's essential to empower your team to take ownership of their work. On this course, you'll learn how to give your team the flexibility to work when and where they're most productive, as well as the tools and resources they need to be successful.

You'll learn how to encourage open communication and collaboration by fostering a sense of community and connection. This could include virtual team building activities, regular virtual meetings, and even offering opportunities for remote team members to meet in person. By modelling the way you expect your team to communicate, you'll help facilitate effective and open communication within your team.

Encouraging Collaboration and Team Building

Leading remote teams can be challenging, but it's also an opportunity to build a strong and supportive team. To encourage collaboration and team building, you'll learn how to create opportunities for your team to connect and work together, even if it's just virtually.

Whether you're organising virtual team building activities, regular virtual meetings, or offering opportunities for remote team members to meet in person, you'll help foster a sense of community and connection that will strengthen your team.

By incorporating these best practices, you'll be well equipped to lead your remote team to success. With the skills and strategies you'll learn on this course, you'll be confident in your ability to build strong and effective remote teams.

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Free exploratory coaching session

The first session is free so you're not committing yourself until you're sure this training is relevant for you. You will also learn something practical you can use right away that'll help you handle a difficult situation more successfully at work.

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