Effective Remote Leadership

Finding your purpose

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Leading your team effectively from home

Many organisations have provided options for working at home for years, and yet many still disliked it when people took it up. Often we were told it wouldn’t work because of “technical issues”, or a need for face-to-face contact, but what was the real reason? After all, most IT departments have used off-shore workers - and made that model work - for well over a decade.

Lockdown has proved that it is possible for us to have teams working remotely. We have the technology now. We've used it 'in anger' and, for the most part, it works. There are some challenges, of course, but the main ones have been eradicated. What excuses are left?

You'll have to come along to find out. This course explores three key aspects for you to consider when leading a remote team. None of them are technical. All of them much more important than that.

Training that teaches you and your team techniques that are:

  • Simple: No blinding with science or theory here -just straightforward stuff that works, 
  • Memorable: With acronyms that make sense, things become easier to remember,
  • Useable: The aim is that you can implement what you learn within a day of learning it. 

Why me?

Jonathan is renowned for building the resilience and performance of teams & their leaders, facilitating learning through interactive & engaging workshops tailored in-the-moment to best serve the objectives of participants. He has run Making Teams Work since 2010 delivering training, coaching, and facilitation building on experiences from corporate life that included 14 years at Hewlett Packard leading a virtual team spread across the globe. 

He now specialises in working with critical and blue-light services, and has worked with a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors including: 19 of the UK's police forces, The College of Policing, Intel, EasyJet, EE, O2, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Life and the University of Bristol where he’s a visiting fellow, facilitator and lecturer. His first (serious) book: "The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services" was published in February 2019 and has sold over 1000 copies.

Training packages


Face-to-Face Workshop

This course is available as a half day face-to-face workshop for up to 16 participants. While every workshop is tailored to your specific requirements, we include content, techniques, and exercises designed to maximise learning and cover challenges that the participants bring on the day.

All participants are provided with a dedicated workbook and given access to a private online learning environment providing: supporting material, recommended reading lists, and on-line chat. Workshops are followed with weekly 'office hours' via the chat function and an on-line Q&A session around 4 weeks after the face-to-face event. Fees are from £1800 - £2400 + VAT & expenses.

Get in touch below to discuss the course in more detail.

Online Webinar

This course is available as 2 90-minute online sessions for 25 to 50 participants, spaced at least 1 week apart. While every workshop is tailored to your specific requirements, we use online tools such as Poll Everywhere and Mural to include content, techniques, and exercises which are designed to maximise learning and cover challenges that the participants bring.

All participants are provided with access to a private online learning environment providing: event links, an electronic workbook, supporting material, recommended reading lists, and online chat. Workshops are followed with weekly 'office hours' via the chat function and an online Q&A session around 4 weeks after the final event. Fees are from £1800 + VAT (No expenses) depending on the number of participants. Get in touch below to discuss the course in more detail. 

Online Training Course

This material is currently being developed as a self-paced online course accessed using an app on a mobile device or via a web page. Click below to register your interest and I'll let you know when it is ready.

What others are saying about this training:

Well structured

A chance to learn some effective coaching techniques that I can use immediately, well structured with an engaging coach. Thanks Jonathan!

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Nick

Jonathan was engaged to work with my senior leadership team of 12 people over the course of twelve months. I found him very knowledgeable and attentive, listening carefully to what we were seeking to achieve, but contributing his own ideas too. He carefully involved me in the planning of a series of workshops which he delivered professionally and flexibly. Colleagues in the team really valued his input and approach which added value to the team.

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Daimon Tilley
Managing Director

Has me hungry to learn more...

It was very insightful. Lots of thought-provoking info that will stay with me and has me hungry to learn more and start practising!

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Sian Burton

Held my interest

Practical, useable tips and advice. Good mixture of theory and practice. Held my interest and kept everyones attention.

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Louise Dell

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help my team?

Yes. Good for you for caring enough to ask. Email me with the title “Team” and I’ll get in touch with ideas. That could range from short webinars spread over a few weeks to an all-day course.

What would training cost?

1:1 coaching starts at £150 for 90 minutes.

All-day courses at £1800.

Webinars start from £450 depending on duration and numbers. All prices excl VAT.

What if I want more personalised help?

Reply to one of my messages and put “Help” in the title, and we'll arrange to talk. Solutions could range from 1:1 coaching to a webinar, course or just a copy of The Resilience Toolkit. Get in touch today.

What format training do you offer?

I provide training in the most useful format for you. That could be face-to-face or virtual. When virtual, I've found it best to split content across 2 or 3 sessions, as 6 hours on-line isnt the best for really learning anything! You also learn more when the sessions are spread out.

Process

After an initial discussion about your specific requirements, I will create a short outline of a proposed course or programme, including costs. When you agree to proceed on this basis, we will set a date/time and location for the workshop(s) and I will generate a formal quote to enable you to provide a purchase order number. Email confirmation of the booking will be taken as binding. Terms and Conditions are available on request - including cancellation terms.

What tools do you use?

With the 2020 lockdown due to COVID-19, I had to migrate quickly from front-of-room training to completely online delivery. One of the first things was a way to make it really interactive. I adopted ‘Poll Everywhere’ for live polling, 'Mural' for live white boarding, and 'GiraffePad' as my online learning environment.

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