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Leading and Motivating Dispersed Teams

  • Successfully Work With & Lead Distanced Teams

    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.

Benefits

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.

 

  • Acquire critical skills leaders and members of a virtual team need for creating, maintaining and motivating successful virtual teams
  • Learn why virtual teams are so important to organizations today and understand the dynamics
  • 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
  • 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

Enrollment Options

  • Individual Enrollment

    Enroll in this course as an individual for $2,950.
  • Group Enrollment

    Enroll as a team, or customize this program for your organization.

Upcoming Sessions

Class Details

Leadership & Management

Date

12/01/22 - 12/02/22

2 Days

Instructors

Doug Dierking

John Daly

Deirdre Mendez

Location

Rowling Hall
300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
Room Comal

Leading and Motivating Dispersed Teams

Leadership & Management

Date

12/01/22 - 12/02/22

2 Days

Instructors

Doug Dierking

John Daly

Deirdre Mendez

Location

Rowling Hall
300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
Room Comal

Class

Concentration

Date

Location

Instructors

Leading and Motivating Dispersed Teams

Leadership & Management

12/01/22 - 12/02/22

2 Days

Rowling Hall
300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
Room Comal

Doug Dierking

John Daly

Deirdre Mendez

Topics

The following topics will be covered in this course:

 

  • Recognizing technical, interpersonal and cultural issues facing virtual team
  • Exploring factors for effective virtual teamwork
  • Examining best practices in leading local and global virtual team
  • Assessing 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
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Who Should Attend?

It's no secret that a strong leader can make or break an organization. This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to become a more influential leader, including:

 

  • Executives and high-level managers in leadership roles
  • Professionals responsible for affecting change and driving new initiatives
  • High-potential individuals who will assume greater responsibility within their organization

 

Companies frequently send pairs of individuals, and small teams to this program, as they try to launch and lead new initiatives within their organization. Please contact us if you are interested in sending three or more participants to this program.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.

Instructors

  • Doug Dierking
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    Doug Dierking

    Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Management

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  • John Daly
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    John Daly

    Liddell Carter Professor in the College of Communication

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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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