Performing Effectively in the Remote Office: Practical Skills for Success at Work

22 July 2021
Management, Leadership and Teams


This course will help you recognise your own challenges in working from home and cultivate your motivation and professional tool set. By the end of this day you will feel able to deliver an enhanced professionalism and reliability within your team and provide more practical support. You will be enabled to become more productive, better organised, and more confident in your own abilities. This in turn will encourage your colleagues to notice your input and develop an increased respect for you as a person and a professional member of the workforce.

Who is this seminar designed for?

This seminar is designed for anyone who wishes to be more effective and feel more engaged with their work and team in these isolating (and home-schooling) times.

How will you benefit from attending?

This course will give you the tools you require to promote communication and motivation individually and as part of a team. It will help you optimise your effectiveness and feel engaged in doing so despite working from home or in a hybrid of office and remote locations.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and rectify instinctive behaviours
  • Promote and enjoy effective communication with all your stakeholders
  • Have the tools to manage your workload more effectively
  • Know how best to prioritise your responsibilities
  • Take charge of the perceptions that others are creating about you

Subject areas to be covered include

  • Recognising the challenges we all face now and identify your personal pitfalls
  • Harnessing your enthusiasm to become a core person in the team
  • Techniques for becoming more reliable and dependable
  • Managing your time and your role more effectively
  • Developing your concentration and organisational skills
  • Create a practical personal development plan


Thursday 22nd July
Times on the Agenda are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Start time in EST (Eastern Standard Time): 07:00. Finish time 13:00
Start time in BST (British Summer Time): 13:00. Finish time 19:00

12:00 Session One

Recognising your Challenges and Building your Motivation

  • Welcome and recognise challenges of the time
  • Identifying your own challenges and pitfalls
  • Improving team work in remote and hybrid locations
  • Harnessing your own enthusiasm and drive to deliver most effectively in your role
  • How do you interact to best effect with colleagues?
13:15 Coffee Break
13:30 Session Two

Becoming Super-Reliable

  • Tips and techniques for managing your time at work more effectively
  • Prioritisation, weekly and daily planning
  • Working through tasks one by one – best practical approaches
  • Maintaining motivation and productivity to perform your role effectively
  • Time keeping and time management: Tips and pointers
15.00 Lunch
16:00 Session Three

Skills for Being Described as “Really Professional”

  • Discussion of perception and attitudes
  • What characteristic do really reliable people have, and how can you develop these skills?
  • Being helpful without being a pushover: Striking the balance
  • Focus and concentration – techniques to improve your mental performance
17.30 Session Four

Outcomes and Next Steps

  • Develop and personal framework for becoming indispensable
  • Develop a plan to implement this successfully
18:00 Close

Our training seminars are based on

  • A vast reservoir of knowledge about effective, delivery-focused approaches that are designed to enable you to achieve better results in your place of work
  • Expert practitioner and thought-leader experience, covering a comprehensive range of practical knowledge and people skills, to help you to work more productively
  • International perspectives and experience, enabling transferability and applicability wherever in the world you are from

Our training team

  • Our L&D team have all had successful careers as practitioners in their fields of expertise. They bring their experience, knowledge and skills to support the professional development of other public servants
  • Our team all now work as professional trainers, blending practitioner experience with professionally designed L&D solutions
  • Between them, our team have provided training for more than 100,000 public servants from 120 countries

Our training ethos

  • We deliver people-focused training designed to help you perform better
  • We provide practical insights, based on years of experience about what works, combined with practical methods to help you to make it work effectively in your own organisation
  • We are here to help you to perform better


The price of attending this one-day Virtual Training Seminar is:
CAD 870 per person
EUR 580 per person
GBP 500 per person
USD 690 per person

Please contact us for details of discounts for group bookings, or to arrange a conversation with a member of our training team to discuss in-house delivery options, including tailoring the day’s training to your specific needs.
You can email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.