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Managing at a Distance

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Managing at a Distance is an online learning session for new or experienced managers needing to manage remote teams and home workers.

For over 25 years, =mc’s management programmes have been supporting managers to develop the skills needed to get the most from their teams. In this changing and shifting world, many managers are now facing the prospect of needing to manage from a distance – where their teams are dispersed and working from home. The Managing at a Distance programme delivers the practical tools and techniques needed for managers to build confidence in managing teams from afar.

Over the course of 4 modules, we focus on the manager’s role and core responsibilities for achieving results from their teams. The modules are interactive and work as a series of essential building blocks. Participants take part in live discussions, peer coaching and group work. There is also the opportunity to work through case studies. Finally, the activities are structured to help with self-reflection on the models presented. This ensures the learning is fully embedded.

All our public training is scheduled when enough demand is there, so please register your interest here, and we'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
If you have 6 or more people to train it's worth getting in touch to discuss in-house options. These include:
  • your choice of structure – as well as choosing dates to suit you, you can also decide whether to have the content delivered in one full day, two half-day sessions or four bitesize sessions over separate days.
  • tailoring options – if you're looking to focus on particular elements of the programme, we can look into this.
  • self-directed learning – this enables participants to set learning goals, acquire knowledge and skills, set their own actions and evaluate themselves using a customised web portal which we'll build for you.
In order to make sure your in-house training needs are met, the best way to start this process is with a conversation (for free of course). Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is designed specifically for individuals who have recently become responsible for managing colleagues or teams at a distance. It is the ideal development opportunity for experienced managers that want to adapt successfully to new ways of managing.

(For new managers, we recommend our Emerging Managers Programme instead, which will also include elements of managing at a distance.)

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  • “I loved every moment of this training and every element was useful – reflecting on my styles, giving appropriate feedback, coaching – all of it. A fantastic course with a really engaging facilitator who helped everyone to get involved.”

    – Olivia Burton, Deputy Chief Executive, YMCA Doncaster

  • “Essential skills for all managers who need to manage their teams at a distance.”

    – Steve Blackwell, Learning and Development Partner, The National Deaf Children’s Society


  • “I’d absolutely recommend this course! It makes something quite complicated and overwhelming into a fairly straightforward structure for organising your thoughts and deciding on an approach.”

    Anonymous, 2020 participant 5 star programme rating

Outcomes for you and your organisation

After completing all 4 modules, led by a skilled =mc consultant, you will be able to

  • understand your role as a manager, and what you need to consider when managing at a distance
  • be confident in your management approach, flexing style effectively
  • know when to direct, when to advise, when to hold coaching conversations and when to step back
  • address performance quickly and effectively with greater confidence
  • use coaching skills to manage and empower your team from a distance

Learning Approaches

=mc uses Zoom as a virtual classroom, where the sessions will take place. The platform enables high levels of participation. Participants will have access to a learning portal where they can find downloadable handouts to support them both during and after the programme. The programme covers a wide range of topics with high-level trainer input. It combines:

  • theory input, practical advice and examples suited to the not-for-profit sector
  • opportunities to focus on real work challenges in small groups
  • opportunities to work in coaching pairs to share peer experience
  • self-directed learning activities to put key skills into practice

What you will need

To take part in =mc online learning you will need access to a computer with a working microphone, speakers (or headphones) and a webcam. You’ll need to be in a quiet space with a good internet connection.

Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to find out more about this programme.

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Charlotte Scott

About Charlie Scott

Charlie specialises in leadership development, team facilitation and strategy development. Charlie worked for over 20 years in the not-for-profit sector. Before joining =mc ten years ago, she created and...