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Creating & Managing a Virtual Team

Course Overview

What does your workplace look like? Do you manage a virtual culture or are you starting to develop one? The Creating and Managing a Virtual Team course is aimed at managers who have the responsibility for a virtual culture. This could mean their direct reports are:

  • Homeworkers
  • Lone workers
  • Remote teams
  • Mobile workers
  • Flexible workers

The world of work is changing fast and this course has been created in response to companies flexible working styles and needing to create and manage virtual teams. Ensuring a productive, positive and safe working environment is paramount. Building, keeping and developing a successful team to meet current and future demands is every manager's priority.


This is a 5-hour course, divided into 2 parts to cover all aspects of creating and managing a virtual team and will explore awareness of the following areas:

  • Changes and challenges of a virtual team
  • Culture of a virtual team
  • Legislation for a virtual team
  • Communication in a virtual team
  • Working on the move
  • Your well-being 
  • Managing change in a virtual team
  • Leading and motivating your virtual team
  • Performance management of a virtual team
  • Future-proofing

Your online course will equip you with the knowledge that you need to support your skills, actions and behaviours in the workplace, ultimately building towards outstanding creation and management of a virtual team that everyone will want to work with.


This fully online course has been carefully designed to enable you to take the materials, apply the learning to your role and is broken down into manageable stages. This course allows you to check your knowledge at relevant steps. Learning resources include:

  • Narrated media
  • Video
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Signposting to suitable organisations
  • Supporting glossaries
  • Interactive elements
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Progress tracking

In this course you can download the following support materials:

  • Full transcripts of all lessons in PDF booklet form
  • 19 PDF activities for you and your virtual team
  • 2 spreadsheet solution support documents
  • 1 presentation template
  • 1 document tool for use with new staff
  • 2 podcasts

To ensure you are able to interact with all the course content, you will need: 

  • Word Processor 
  • Spreadsheet program
  • Presentation program
  • PDF reader 
  • Printer with paper and card 
  • Speakers/headphones
  • Access to the Internet 
  • Web browser with the ability to use a VLE/LMS

Target Audience