Virtual Leadership Training

Gain skills to successfully lead and manage remote teams. Practice these skills in video conferencing simulations.

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Course overview


Cost: $200 USD

30 Online Modules

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Simulation Training


Learn through online classes, practice in a video conferencing simulations

Classes and simulation are through a web browser, no VR headset required

Simulation provides feedback on performance, you can also self-evaluate

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As the current global situation has accelerated the trend towards remote working, the need for strong virtual leaderships has increased significantly.

Remote working is here to stay too:

  • 74% of companies plan to shift some of their employees to remote working permanently after COVID-19 (Gartner)
  • Before the pandemic, 52% of global employees work remotely once a week, and 68% do so at least once per month (Owl Labs)
  • 77% of remote employees say they’re more productive when working from home. (CoSo Cloud)

Virtual leadership is a form of leadership in which teams are managed via a remote working environment. Like traditional leadership roles, virtual leaders focus on motivating employees, understanding their needs and roles, and helping teams accomplish their goals. They have to put their trust in workers’ capabilities and communicate solely through virtual means, which requires a unique skill set.

In this course, you'll learn key virtual leadership skills with self-paced classes and practice on-demand in realistic simulations, as often as you like.

Course outcomes

This Virtual Leadership course teaches you the fundamentals for leading virtually, covering topics including how to give feedback to remote employees, lead meetings and tell stories virtually.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently manage remote teams, regardless of their location.

Course overview

There are two main parts to this blended course:

  • Online classes: Learn fundamental techniques and strategies for leading teams virtually through articles, videos and case studies. The course includes around 4 hours of online classes.
  • Virtual simulations: After completing the classes, you can practice what you've learnt in a realistic simulations, which mimic online meeting software such as Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams, and more.
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Topics covered in this course

  • How to stay in contact with remote employees
  • Setting goals and tracking performance
  • Wellbeing, support and psychological safety of your team
  • Using the right software to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Building empathy, trust and rapport with your team
  • Leading in times of uncertainty
  • Best practices for making yourself accessible
  • Leading virtual meetings and giving presentations
  • Managing conflict remotely
  • Creating a lasting virtual culture

Overview of simulations

How do the simulations work?

Practice your virtual leadership skills in simulations that look and feel like a video conferencing platform.

While practicing various leadership skills, the simulation will analyse your voice and delivery, providing feedback when you've finished on aspects such as confidence, audience perception and speaking pace.

Throughout the simulations, you'll be prompted to interact with your remote team, answer questions and communicate with them.

Simulations in this course

Features in the virtual simulations

  • Practice leadership skills in a risk-free simulation
  • Receive feedback on delivery, including your level of assertiveness, openness and speaking pace
  • Answer questions from the virtual audience in the chat bar as well as verbally
  • Common distractions occasionally occur so you can practice handling them
  • Track progress through AI, feedback and quizzes
  • Review the recorded audio and video to identify improvements you can make to your delivery and connection with the audience
  • Check slide change timings by watching the replay of you delivery alongside your slides

What equipment is required?

Both the online classes and simulations run through a web browser, so no additional software or download is required. Unlike other VirtualSpeech soft skills training courses, there is no VR element, so a VR headset is not required.

The simulation has been tested across multiple browsers and runs smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

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