Online Class: Managing Virtual Employees

This online class on managing virtual employees will help you achieve maximum productivity with your remote workers using proven managerial strategies specifically designed for distanced workers.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 17
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Welcome to Managing Virtual Employees, an innovative online course geared towards individual leaders who are overseeing remote teams. This course has two purposes:

1.    To introduce you to the fundamentals of management

2.    To provide you with an understanding of the nuances of virtual work, so that you can tailor your management approach to this unique environment

The course provides a thorough examination of management, the skills associated with this type of work, and how these skills translate into a virtual work environment. Students who enroll in this course will work through fifteen comprehensive topics, and each lesson will define the specific topic, explain its significance for managers, and then provide specific insights, strategies, and tools for refining skills associated with these topics. Developing and implementing these skills and strategies will allow you to be a more productive and efficient manager, particularly to the virtual work environment. The course is broken into the following fifteen lessons:

1.    Understanding Your Role

2.    Introduction to Management Styles

3.    Building Your Team

4.    Introduction to Communication Best Practices

5.    Tools: Video Meetings

6.    Tools: Business Messaging Platforms

7.    Tools: Project Management and Productivity

8.    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I

9.    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion II

10.   Introduction to Goals, Measurement, and Accountability

11.   A Closer Look at SMART Goals

12.   How to Lead a Productive Meeting

13.   Addressing Problems

14.   Knowing When to Let Go

15.   Managing Yourself

Each lesson is paired with an examination exercise to test your knowledge and comprehension.

This class is appropriate for any student who is looking to develop their management skills, including professionals who already occupy a management role; those interested in taking steps towards one; and anyone interested in exploring the field of management and how it intersects with the virtual workforce.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Understanding Your Role

In this lesson, we will: Define the fundamental role of the manager, Examine the central responsibilities of the manager, Consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the management landscape Additional lesson topics: Influencing Virtual Teams: Several Tactics That Get Things Done with Your Remote Employees; Clone Yourself: Build a Team that Understands Your Vision, Shares Your Passion, and Runs Your Business For You 12 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Introduction to Management Styles

In this lesson, we will: Introduce three broad categories of management styles, Examine specific management styles within those broad categories, Consider how these management styles translate into the virtual work environment Additional lesson topics: Management Styles; A Guide to Managing Your Newly Remote Workers 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Building Your Team

In this lesson, we will: Outline hiring tips for virtual managers, Discuss onboarding new members to your virtual team, Consider methods for cultivating a high-performing virtual team Additional lesson topics: 7 Tips on How to Build Effective Teams; Several Virtual Onboarding Ideas to Welcome New Employees in ; This is what it takes to build and manage a high-performing virtual team 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Introduction to Communication Best Practices

In this lesson, we will: Define virtual communication and outline its common challenges Examine best practices for virtual communication, Explore organizational best practices that amplify communication in virtual work environments, Additional lesson topics: Virtual Team Communication: What Is It, Challenges, and Best Practices; Best Practices Guide to Virtual Communication 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Tools: Video Meetings

In this lesson, we will: Examine the significance of video meetings for virtual teams, Introduce highly regarded video meeting platforms, and consider their respective pros and cons Additional lesson topics: The Several Best Free Video Conferencing Tools to Choose From; Benefits of Video Conferencing for Virtual Meetings; Several reasons to use video conferencing 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Tools: Business Messaging Platforms

In this lesson, we will: Examine the significance of messaging tools for virtual teams, Introduce highly regarded messaging platforms, and consider their respective pros and cons Additional lesson topics: 14 Chat Tools for Small Business; Several Remote Collaboration Tools and How to Develop One; Why Are Virtual Teams Important? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Tools: Project Management and Productivity

In this lesson, we will: Examine the significance of project management and productivity tools for virtual teams, Introduce highly regarded project management and productivity platforms, and consider their respective pros and cons Additional lesson topics: 7 Secrets of Highly Productive Project Managers; Virtual Project Management: Benefits, Challenges and Tools; The Best Project Management Software for 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I

In this lesson, we will: Define what we mean by diversity, equity, and inclusion, Discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to the virtual work environment Additional lesson topics: How to define diversity, equity, and inclusion at work; Remote work may exacerbate diversity and inclusion problems for companies 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion II

In this lesson, we will outline tangible methods that managers can employ to make their virtual work environments more equitable and inclusive. Additional lesson topics: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: Turning Dialogue Into Action; How to Develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Introduction to Goals, Measurement, and Accountability

In this lesson, we will: Define employee goals, and why they are important, Outline methods and metrics for measuring employee goals, Discuss how you can build accountability into your management style Additional lesson topics: 6 ways managers can increase team accountability; Several Employee Performance Metrics to Track; Examples of Employee Goal Setting and Why It Is Important for Business 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: A Closer Look at SMART Goals

In this lesson, we will: Closely examine what a SMART goal is, Provide guidance and examples for creating SMART goals, Discuss common mistakes associated with SMART goals Additional lesson topics: 15 Common Goal Setting Mistakes; What is a SMART Goal?; How to write SMART goals 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: How to Lead a Productive Meeting

In this lesson, we will: Outline guidance for preparing for virtual meetings, Provide best practices on running effective, productive virtual meetings, Discuss additional guidance for virtual meetings Additional lesson topics: What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting; Best Practices for Virtual Meetings; Prepare for a Virtual Meeting: The Etiquette You Need to Know 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Addressing Problems

In this lesson, we will: Discuss the most common causes of conflict in virtual work environments, Introduce methods for preventing conflict Consider methods for managing underperforming employees, a slightly different problem that may arise for virtual managers Additional lesson topics: 4 tools to help managers connect with remote teams; How to Resolve the Most Common Conflicts on Virtual Teams; How to Manage Conflict in Virtual Teams 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Knowing When to Let Go

In this lesson, we will: Defining what it means to let go as a manager, Outline an approach for letting go in the virtual work environment, Discuss what managers can do with the space left when they let go Additional lesson topics: How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control; Outline an approach for letting go in the virtual work environment 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Managing Yourself

In this lesson, we will: Define self-management, and the skills and goals most often associated with it, Discuss specific strategies you can employ to better manage yourself in the virtual work environment 80 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
222
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Managing Virtual Employees
Course Number: 9770600
Lessons Rating: 5.0 / 5 Stars (23 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Last Updated: June 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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