Key Points
  • Ensuring compliance with homeworking legal and contractual considerations
  • Developing effective communication tools and techniques
  • Instilling a strong company culture and team identity
  • Effectively managing team performance and motivation
  • Getting to grips with recruitment, onboarding and training
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Overview
As all sectors review their traditional ways of working, with various degrees of remote work rapidly becoming the norm, Westminster Insight’s Leading and Managing Teams Remotely Digital Workshop will equip leaders with the skills needed to manage teams in an online work environment.

This workshop is for experienced and new leaders of various sized remote, virtual and hybrid teams, who want to master everything from effective recruitment and training, communications and performance management, to the legal essentials.

Delegates will learn about the common challenges of working from home, how to create an inclusive work-from-home culture, and how to establish rules of engagement to keep your remote team productive.

Learn from expert speakers and case studies from companies that were remote by default long before the pandemic and from those that have had to rapidly adapt to new ways of managing due to the crisis.

Take away actionable strategies and tactics you can utilise to build trust and commitment without micromanaging and to effectively handle remote recruitment and training to grow your virtual team.

Speakers Include:

  • John Palmer, Senior Guidance Managing Editor, ACAS
  • David McLaughlin, Leadership, Management and Personal Development Coach, Chartered Management Institute
  • David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
  • Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Lizzie Benton, People and Culture Specialist, Liberty Mind


  • Agenda
    Start

    08:30 - 09:00
    Chair’s Extended Opening Remarks: The Major Differences Between Remote Management and Co-Located Management

     
    • Identifying the challenges and opportunities of remote working 
    • Defining the characteristics of remote teams
    • Understanding remote team members' expectations of their team leader
    • Meeting the emotional, psychological and physical needs of remote workers 
    • Identifying the behaviours, skills and qualities needed from effective remote team leaders
    8:50 - 9:00 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    David McLaughlin CMgr FCMI DMS ChMC Leadership, Management and Personal Development Coach, Chartered Management Institute

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    09:00 - 09:40
    Homeworking Legal and Contractual Considerations

     
    • Reviewing your homeworking policy and confirming employee rights
    • Confirming contact methods and regularity
    • Providing equipment, IT, IT support and broadband
    • Health and safety obligations and carrying out risk assessments
    • Reviewing working time and length of period
    • Clarifying salary, benefits, insurance, tax
    • Data protection and cyber security
    9:30 - 9:40 Questions and Discussion 

    09:40 - 10:20
    Effective Communication Tools and Techniques

     
    • Identifying and overcoming the barriers to effective remote communication 
    • Planning when and how often to communicate 
    • Selecting the right communication channels and technological tools
    • Develop communication systems, processes and guidelines to ensure vital information doesn’t fall through the cracks
    • Encouraging communication responsibility in your remote employees
    • Hosting successful online meetings and keeping people from tuning out 
    • Learning when a face-to-face meeting is essential
    10:10 - 10:20 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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    10:20 - 10:30
    Intermission

     

    10:30 - 11:10
    Instilling a Strong Company Culture and Team Identity

     
    • Creating a sense of belonging online and engendering team spirit 
    • Putting the company’s vision, mission, and values into practice
    • Integrating and aligning employees’ different cultures with that of the company
    • Quickly building and maintaining rapport with remote employees
    • Keeping employees engaged and connected to maintain their health and wellbeing
    • Ensuring employees sustain a good work-life balance
    11:00 - 11:10 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    Lizzie Benton People and Culture Specialist, Liberty Mind

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    11:10 - 11:50
    Managing Team Performance and Motivation

     
    • Remotely monitoring progress, productivity, outputs, time management and performance 
    • Utilising technology for performance management and transparency
    • Establishing a mutual feeling of trust and respect and creating a virtual environment to motivate the remote team
    • Providing effective performance feedback to the team and individuals 
    • Developing people, recognition and appreciation 
    • Identifying and resolving productivity, attendance and morale problems from a distance
    • Navigating legal issues involved in disciplining and firing off-site employees
    11:40 - 11:50 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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    11:50 - 12:30
    Recruitment, Onboarding and Training

     
    • Scaling your remote team when geographical location is no longer a limitation
    • Conducting effective online interviews
    • Creating a successful virtual onboarding programme
    • Avoiding common pitfalls
    12:20 - 12:30 Questions and Discussion 

    Speakers

    John Palmer Senior Guidance Managing Editor, ACAS

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    12:30 - 12:40
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    Speakers

    David McLaughlin CMgr FCMI DMS ChMC Leadership, Management and Personal Development Coach, Chartered Management Institute

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    End

    Speakers

    Lizzie Benton People and Culture Specialist, Liberty Mind

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    David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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    Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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    David McLaughlin CMgr FCMI DMS ChMC Leadership, Management and Personal Development Coach, Chartered Management Institute

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    John Palmer Senior Guidance Managing Editor, ACAS

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    Venue details

    Digital Event Broadcast Live


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