Leading in a Remote Environment (Online)

With the current evolution of business, technology, and world events, many leaders are now managing remote employees. So, how is leading remotely similar to—and different from—leading in a traditional environment? How do we take our skills to the next level to lead in this new setting?

Leaders must adapt to the unique set of experiences, talents, and interests of their team in order to lead more effectively—not just for the short-term, but for long-term results.

In this four-week online program, participants will engage in a variety of readings, discussions, activities, and application exercises. Develop an understanding of who you are as a leader, and learn how you can evolve attitudes and build skills to become a more effective manager in a remote environment. Learn best practices, tips, and techniques to get the most from virtual teams and remote employees.

Program Modules

  • Technical Check-In and Introductions: July 30 (12—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 1: July 31 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 2: August 7 (11am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 3: August 14 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 4: August 21 (11 am—1 pm EDT)

Program Benefits

  • Build trust and psychological safety in a virtual environment
  • Communicate more effectively in a remote environment
  • Learn how to give feedback and coach others remotely
  • Boost individual and team resilience
  • Leverage the diverse talents and perspectives on your team
  • Grow your team remotely for enhanced performance
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Evolving and enhancing your leadership capabilities to lead in a virtual environment 
  • Getting the most out of your remote team
  • Leading for the long term
  • Best practices in communicating with remote employees and teams

Who Should Enroll

This program is intended for either new or experienced managers who lead remote teams and want to improve their leadership skills in a virtual environment.

Program Information

Program Dates

July 30–August 21, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews

Class Times

11:00 am—1:00 pm EDT

Program Fee

2020 Program Fee: $1,250


Online (Zoom)


Margaret Andrews is a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. She served as associate dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and as executive director of the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Andrews is the coauthor of the StratEDgy blog on Inside Higher Ed, and reports on the worldwide management education market for University World News. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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