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Leading and Motivating Dispersed Teams

8:30am - 4:30pm | UT Campus | $3,350


    Acquire critical skills needed for creating, maintaining, and motivating successful virtual teams. Effectively navigate the challenges and obstacles related to working virtually. Draw from recent research to identify a two-stage model of distance leadership. Develop a plan to more effectively work with and lead teams who don't share a physical space.

Upcoming Sessions

There are no sessions of this course scheduled at this time. Please join our 'interest list' below to express your interest in the course, and stay informed on scheduling and updates.

What You'll Learn


In the digital age, people are traveling less and meeting face-to-face less frequently with their fellow team members and leaders. Virtual teams are already a fact of the global marketplace as companies leverage global talent, and technology facilitates better communication.

Examine Virtual Teams and Their Function

  • Learn why virtual teams are so important to organizations today and understand the dynamics
  • Recognize technical, interpersonal, and cultural issues facing virtual teams


Acquire Skills to Effectively Work with Virtual Teams

  • Acquire critical skills leaders and members of a virtual team need for creating, maintaining and motivating successful virtual teams
  • Discover tools for managing people from afar
  • Acquire strategies for communicating effectively with distanced team members
  • Work with the two-stage model of virtual leadership


Factors for Effective Virtual Teamwork

  • Examine best practices in leading local and global virtual team
  • Assess perspectives, harnessing aptitudes, minimizing weaknesses, setting expectations and managing performance of diverse employees with limited contact
  • Benefits and drawbacks of dispersed working environment
  • Audio conferencing


Employee Development Factors

  • Recognize your employees' development needs
  • Identify appropriate resources for employee development
  • Discuss what keeps valued employees from leaving when working from a distance
  • Know how to use the performance management process as a retention tool


Attending this Course

  • Individuals

    This course is appropriate for executives and managers in leadership roles.
  • Teams

    Organizations often send pairs or small teams, to support the launch of new initiatives.
  • Requirements & Credit

    There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course, as well as a certificate of completion. Our classes are available for university credit. Please contact us for more information.
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  • John Daly
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    John Daly

    Liddell Carter Professor in the College of Communication

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  • Angela McDermott
    Angela McDermott

    Lecturer, Management, McCombs School of Business

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  • Deirdre Mendez
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    Deirdre Mendez

    Director, Center for Global Business, Department of Business, Government & Society

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  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.
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