06.10. – 07.10.2016 | AIZ: Remote Leadership – Cooperating across Distance

Many teams have at least some team members in another physical location, sometimes temporarily, but often this is the permanent setup, be it in another town close by or in another time zone. In order to successfully support your team and enable excellent cooperation, this program aims to

  • Strengthen your key leadership competencies
  • Assist you in learning and reflecting about the challenge and best practise in remote leadership contexts.

Your personal learning goals and course takeaways

  • Consciously validating the challenges with/within your team
  • Exercising leadership for resilience and building trust
  • Applying appreciative communication and a feedback culture
  • Giving importance to regular communication, physical meetings or retreats and informal time together
  • Building team spirit through story-telling and celebration
  • Leveraging diversity as a valuable resource
  • Setting up clear agreements and rules
  • Clarifying team roles and responsibilities
  • Being transparent about activities and process flows
  • Fostering intrinsic motivation
  • Knowing the characteristics of different forms of information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Differentiating the multitude of state-of-the-art tools and methods specific to virtual teams

Depending on your needs, we can move deeper into the following topics:

  • Working in fragile contexts and/or contexts with little ICT connectivity
  • Intercultural competencies, in general or targeted at your cultures
  • Conflict mediation
  • Managing stress within your team
  • Lateral leadership and networking in contexts of no formal reporting lines


You will be using the following learning methods:

  • Input on best practise in remote leadership
  • Self-reflection and self-leadership
  • Peer-to-peer-learning
  • Applying state-of-the-art tools for remote collaboration
  • Appreciative comparison of diversity in a group
  • Developing roadmaps for implementation

Please note:

Course language: English
Can also be booked by closed groups at another date and place.


Ulrike Hoffmann, AIZ-Kundenservice
+49 228 4460-1369

Source: Notification AIZ, 10.09.2016