Leading Remote Teams

Do you interact with people who work in different locations? Do you have to rely on technology to communicate with them? Do you want to reach common objectives despite the geographical distance? The blended-learning course Leading Remote Teams helps you to overcome these challenges.

Learn how to interact online

Introduce yourself to the other course participants and reflect on how this experience is different from a face-to-face meeting. Get familiar with recent research and understand how you can create a collegial working environment without physical proximity.

This learning step helps you to:

  • Introduce yourself online and define your role
  • Choose the right communication tools
  • Establish a common information flow and decision making process
Step 2
Get individual online coaching

Look at your personal experience with a dedicated facilitator, who helps you to elaborate adapted solutions for your needs. Discuss and reflect upon leadership and management issues that are specific to your own work environment.

This learning step helps you to:

  • Gauge your interlocutor’s well-being and state of mind, online
  • Announce difficult messages in a bilateral setting
  • Explore means to compensate for the absence of physical proximity
  • Find answers for your personal challenges
Step 3
Exchange with other course participants

During a live workshop at cinfo in Bienne, reflect upon your performances as a leader of remote teams with the support of your peers, experiment with new tools and technologies (Webex, Zoom, etc.), discuss and review study cases from the field and exchange good practices which help you to refine your role as a leader and how to interact with your team(s). 

This learning step helps you to:

  • Host online conferences
  • Facilitate collective brainstorming and decision making processes
  • Cope with socio-cultural differences among your team members
  • Choose your communication strategy
  • Adapt your leadership style to diverse interlocutors 

Learning programme

  • Kick-off group webinar (1-2 hours) on 11 September 2017 with introduction of participants and theoretical inputs, including pre-reading material
  • Individual online conversation (45') with the facilitator to discuss specific issues
  • One-day face-to-face workshop on 12 October 2017 at cinfo in Bienne
  • Individual online coaching session (45') with the facilitator
  • Closing group webinar (1-2 hours) to discuss and exchange best practice

Building bridges across cultures and distance requires a new mindset as well as developing specific skills and attitudes.

For whom

Programme coordinators and project managers who are engaged in humanitarian action and development work and responsible for coordinating, managing or leading staff in remote locations.


Last registration date: 3 working days prior to the course start date.

Registration is now closed. The 2018 courses will be announced at the end of October.

on-site and online
Bienne and online
CHF 930
Member price
CHF 700

Incl. beverages and snacks

The reduced fee applies to employees of member organisations of Network cinfo (except educational institutions).

Early bird discount
Register at least 30 days prior to the the start date and benefit from a discount.
Price: CHF 790.–
Member price: CHF 595.–

In case of cancellation 2 weeks or less before the start date, you pay 50% of the course fee.

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