Training Ideas for Remote Employees and Teams

Training Ideas for Remote Employees and Teams Chris N. West

We all know the importance of training employees. We want to make sure our team has the latest tools and understands strategies that help the organization grow. Now it can be a little different in a virtual environment. We cannot see them in person as we would normally want to. The good thing is that employee training can translate to the virtual work environment!

Key training Ideas for virtual and remote employees

•Reverse Employee Mentoring – Help low-performing employees reach goals faster by partnering them up with high performers. This can be through video chat on a weekly basis.

•Virtual Coffee with leaders – This can be done with tools like This tool helps facilitate ongoing meetings with new employees. It is great to help virtual employees meet other people in the workforce.

•Virtual Lunch and Learn – This has been done with teams for years! It can still be effective in a virtual setting. Bring in experts that have a different point of view. They can bring a good perspective to the group.

•Multiple Classes – Have a learning management system that keeps all the past training and sessions from team leaders. Let them access this along with quizzes.

•Make Sessions Interactive – Be sure to use all the popular features such as polls, whiteboarding, and chat whenever possible! This is one of the ideas that can get people active on the virtual event.

Chris is a remote teams expert and speaker that helps organizations navigate the virtual environment. Training implementation can help your team reach key results for the organization.  Contact about sessions and training opportunities.

Managing Virtual Teams Session Overview

Chris N. Cheetham-West, MBA is an international speaker, author, and President of LR Training Solutions. Formerly, he served in a position at Google where he worked with 100 others on a remote team. He helps teams save time and focus on what matters when it comes to training ideas that actually work. Remote employees experience many challenges that Chris covers in his topics. Chris is one of the team-building keynote speakers who take the time to make the presentation custom to the audience. He is one of the best speakers to hire on topics dealing with top management tips. His career has taken him to 48 US states. Based in Houston, Texas, he travels to different locations to help clients.  Contact him to be a keynote speaker or session presenter for an event or for advice on other virtual teams topics. He can also serve as a virtual keynote speaker for your event. Chris is one of the business keynote speakers who get you results!


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