Modern Leadership for a Modern Workforce - virtual (INTC00504)

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Course details

As modern leaders in the modern workplace we should consider the need for change in our approaches, including how we can develop ‘trust-based’ leadership, which supports productivity, interaction and well-being.

This virtual session will explore how the leadership skills used every day in a face to face office environment, can be adapted to suit the needs of the modern workplace, where individuals in teams may be working remotely all of the time, or some of the time as part of blended working arrangement. Whilst the concept of leadership does not alter due to the modern workplace, the way we overcome challenges and lead our teams may need some new thinking.

This course will give you the opportunity to consider how you can continue to set clear expectations, communicate those expectations effectively and connect with your teams regularly, when many are now working in different ways.

Other available dates

We offer a number of these sessions on a variety of dates. Please check the related courses section at the bottom of the page to find a suitable date for you.

What do I need to join the course?

You should have an interest in developing your skills as a leader/manager and be willing to reflect on your current skills with an open mind to consider alternative approaches to managing teams within a modern workplace.

A reliable internet connection, a webcam / camera and a computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, you may also choose to use a headset or earphones with a microphone attachment. You may also wish to have a notepad and pen available for making any notes. You should ensure that you have a suitable place to study that is free from any distractions.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded

You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your session starting.  We will then arrange for one of our team to contact you and talk you through how to access.

How will I be taught?

Your learning will be supported online by an experienced trainer, this will be an interactive session and you will be able to take part in small and large group discussions and share your thoughts. Additional reading may be required to support learning.

What will I learn?

This session aims to equip learners with the knowledge to:

  • understand the challenges and opportunities involved in the Communication of expectations, ensuring Clarity of the message and maintaining a Connection with the team (3Cs)
  • be able to verbalise what is meant by expectations, outcome based leadership, performance and goal setting
  • choose and use appropriate methods of communication, both formally and informally, that enable trust and empowerment
  • understand the range of techniques which may be used to engage staff in order to minimise isolation, encourage wellbeing and work/life balance
  • be able to create a flexible working team charter

What could I do next?

If you wish to undertake further training you should discuss this with your line manager in the first instance. Details of other courses are available to view on the course booking system.

This is a standalone course and supports other courses forming part of the Essential Skills for East Riding Managers programme, including:

  • Developing your Emotional Intelligence Skills
  • Organising and Delegating
  • Leading and Motivating a Team
  • Modern Leadership for the Modern Workplace
  • Recruitment and Selection inc Safer Recruitment