Upcoming Event 21st March: The Executive Presence Masterclass
  • Leadership Skills

    Develop valuable leadership presence skills to connect and communicate authentically.

Leading and Engaging Remote Teams

Leading and Engaging Remote teams teaches leaders and managers how to maximise their presence, adapt to their audience’s needs, engage and reach out in an impactful and inspiring ways. In this new virtual world we show leaders and managers how to take their online presence to the next level.

Course Format:

Face-To-Face workshopVirtual / Instructor-Led Online Course

Designed For:


Demonstrating virtual leadership and engaging remote team members without the benefit of face-to-face interactions

Leading and Engaging Remote Teams is a dynamic, highly interactive program that teaches leaders and managers everything they need to know, from the basics of high online Presence to the best techniques to engage and lead a virtual teams.

Using the full suite of online tools available today, we show leaders and managers how to maximise their own presence, adapt to their audience’s needs, engage and reach out in an impactful and inspiring ways. In this new virtual world we show leaders and managers how to take their online presence – and their meetings and presentations – to the next level, making them memorable, inclusive, and highly engaging.

Topic Description

Leaders of virtual teams need to align, direct, and develop their people. In the absence of face-to-face interactions, leaders of virtual teams must leverage new strategies for developing an environment that is conducive to participation, sharing of ideas, and effective collaboration. To do this, these leaders need to be able to communicate in a way that builds trust and rapport, and facilitate team interactions that are inclusive, focused, and productive. In this experience, leaders will learn and practice new behaviours and approaches to help them succeed.

Course Description

Session 1: Introduces the fundamentals of virtual presence:

  • Learn the business case and definition for virtual presence.
  • Understand (virtual) emotional intelligence.
  • Learn interactive approaches for keeping oneself and one’s team present and focused during virtual interactions.
  • Develop the Signals of Virtual Presence, harnessing one’s own voice, pace, energy, posture, breathing and use of webcam for greater impact in virtual leadership.
  • Communicate with intention, aligning emotions, vocal presence, energy, and message, to ensure messages land and get the desired effect.

Session 2: Fostering team engagement and leading effective team meetings:

  • Build virtual relationships with one’s team with through listening and building trust.
  • Create engaging virtual interactions that foster collaboration.
  • Manage and engage virtual teams so that all are included.
  • Work across global borders, cultures, and time zones through adapting one’s approach to the needs of a global team.
  • Use an approach for managing virtual meetings that helps create clarity, generate participation, respond to challenges, and align on next steps.

Session 3: Applying core concepts to participants’ real work context:

  • Brainstorm strategies for combining one’s own technical platform tools (Zoom, Teams, Webex, BlueJeans, etc.) with the soft skills of the course.
  • Apply concepts to real business interactions: one-on-one conversations, small group meetings, or presentations to a group. Give and receive coaching and feedback on the use of the techniques and tools.
  • Share action plans and final reflections, and close.

Program Outcomes

  • Engage remote team members more effectively to generate greater participation and input.
  • Develop stronger presence to signal energy, confidence, and authenticity.
  • Make more trusting connections with virtual team members to build rapport.
  • Facilitate effective meetings that set up their teams for success.