Managing in a Virtual World Online Course

With stay at home orders, quarantines and reduced access to travel, development and relief professionals are scrambling to manage in the a new, virtual world.  We are challenged to adopt new technologies, use new tools, learn new skills, all while dealing with massive disruption.

As we address these changes, can we expect teams to function at a higher level? Or, will the challenges of working in a virtual world result in an already difficult challenge growing worse?

This 4-week online course, draws on our team’s 13 years’ experience managing its work virtually.   We have found that virtual teams have the potential to be more purposeful, efficient and impactful.  To succeed, however, teams need to ‘A.C.T.” Together, we will learn how virtual teams can strengthen Alignment, Collboration and Trust.  We will explore the tools, processes and technologies that will help teams achieve these objectives at a distance.


Course Structure

An introduction to the challenges of working in teams, the key criteria for successful teams, and the structure of the ACT model for managing in a virtual world.

This module explores the importance of clarifying the goals, objectives, roles and responsibilities of the teams – focusing on tools and processes to achieve those objectives.

This module explores the tools and processes virtual teams can use to collaborate effectively, while promoting critical thinking and addressing complex challenges.

This module explores how virtual teams can build trust – focusing on tools and processes that build relationships and promote accountability.

Upcoming Courses

Managing in a Virtual World
Aug. 3 – Aug. 28, 2020

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