Hong Kong

Virtual Team Training

For geographically dispersed teams across the globe

The Highroad to United Global Virtual Teams

Teams dispersed all over the globe have become the norm for business today. Even colleagues working down the street from each other are likely to spend the majority of their time communicating virtually. Virtual team members face cultural differences, language and accent barriers, technology issues, and demanding communication requirements. As organizations grow their global presence, their workforce may need enhanced, specific skills to make an effective transition to the virtual workspace.

Give your global virtual teams the skills they need to achieve high-performance.

 

Virtual training to Build Effective Global Teams

For members and leaders of any geographically dispersed team

The definition of collaboration is individuals working together toward the same goal. Highroad virtual training is designed to achieve total involvement and collaboration from all participants. Our web-based sessions use polls, surveys, chats, photos, and group activities to keep the team present, alert, and learning. Using Adobe Connect, a highly collaborative software (http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html), we bring global virtual teams together to share ideas, learn best practices, and model the behaviors they will use in their virtual work scenarios.

Click on each topic below to see the description and learning outcomes.

Building High-Performing Virtual Teams

Most organizations today have a significant part of their work taking place in the virtual environment. Just like learning a computer program or a musical instrument, virtual teamwork is an acquired skill that must be practiced.

Format:

Virtual or Face-to-Face

Audience:

Managers or team members who rely on virtual collaboration to achieve results

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the challenges and best practices for high-performing virtual teams
  • Analyze the Four Performance Zones of effective virtual teams
  • Build trust, communication protocols, and processes for your team
  • Practice virtual team scenarios to solidify skills for virtual teamwork
  • Develop actionable plan to translate learning to the workplace

Leading Virtual Teams

Reducing barriers to virtual collaboration has become a critical skill for every leader. The growth of most organizations now depends on this ability.

Format:

Virtual or Face-to-Face

Audience:

Managers who lead virtual teams or remote workers and are seeking to get the best from all of their talent

Learning Objectives

  • Minimize the barriers to successful virtual teamwork
  • Apply the SenseMaking model of virtual leadership for a cohesive team
  • Create constructive accountability among team members
  • Establish an energetic and productive culture across geographical and psychological distance
  • Manage projects efficiently and build solid relationships

Succeeding Across Cultures in Virtual Teams

Many virtual teams today consist of people from various backgrounds, cultures, and work styles. Successful organizations leverage these differences for optimal growth.

Format:

Virtual or Face-to-Face

Audience:

Managers or team members who collaborate with cross-culturally diverse virtual teams

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the role of culture in the challenges and successes of virtual teams
  • Explore the cultural values that impact virtual teams and how to leverage them
  • Communicate effectively across cultures and time zones
  • Manage cross-cultural conflict and bias in virtual teamwork
  • Create a virtual team culture that is inclusive of all styles

Effective Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings represent a challenge for many team members today, but the success of those meetings is critical to getting results.

Format:

Virtual or Face-to-Face

Audience:

Managers or team members who meet regularly in the virtual environment and want to optimize their time and communication

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the roadblocks to effective virtual communication
  • Optimize virtual meetings to achieve desired goals and outcomes
  • Create a framework for clear expectations and action items
  • Manage technical difficulties, language barriers, and unfocused time
  • Develop an actionable process for your virtual meetings

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Why Highroad for Virtual Team Training?

Experience, software and technology background, forward-thinking content

Highroad Global Services has conducted hundreds of webinars across North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our facilitators have experience in multiple web platforms, as well as a strong background in technology and software.

Members of our team have written articles, books, and blogs about virtual teams, ensuring our thought-leadership and continued knowledge of the latest trends. We have also given several keynotes and workshops on succeeding across distance, time, and culture.

Download some of our free resources here.

Click here to find out how our clients have benefitted from our learning solutions and how you can too.

Contact us to learn more at vicki@highroaders.com or 770.936.9209.