Start Date Location Duration
17/02/2021 FULLY - ONLINE 1 Day Express Interest

Course details


Wednesday, February 17th, 2021


To book a place on the Remote Worker Training One Day programme, please click the link above. 


Remote work is becoming ever more common in Irish workplaces. This training is designed to build skills and competence to best meet the demands of remote working arrangements for employees. The aim of the training is to work on preparing organisations, managers and employees for the remote working environment, developing key communication skills, relationship management techniques and practical tools and solutions for effectively operating in remote working arrangements.


The training will use reflection and self-development techniques to address the areas of communication, trust, culture wellbeing and individual differences in Remote Working and consider and reflect on key actions required to ensure successful remote working. 

The Essential Skills for Remote Workers Programme is an Endorsed and Awarded Programme of the Irish Institute of Training & Development.

All successful programme participants will be awarded Certification from the IITD.


Who should attend?

The training is aimed at new and existing remote workers and those new to remote work arrangements. The training is tailored to consider the needs of partly or fully remote employees operating in partially or fully remote organisations.


Course Details

Duration: 1 day (In-house option available)


Outcomes - How will this programme benefit you?
• Reflect on personal working and communication styles and how these impact on remote working
• Learn how to establish a conducive work environment 
• Develop tools for effective communication and collaboration with manager and team
• Develop skills in stakeholder analysis and develop tools for trust development
• Explore well-being in the remote working context
• Reflect on and develop personalised action plans for building your own remote working capacity.


Modules & Topics
Introduction to remote work: Types, Prevalence, Benefits and Challenges.
Communication and Collaboration in Remote Work: Emphasis on role of communication, focus on tips for communication remotely, stakeholder identification and management, differences between communication and collaboration.
Personality and Remote Working: Type theory and impact on communication, well-being, feedback etc for Remote Working, self-reflection and strategy identification to deal with potential challenges.
Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Remote Working: Building self-awareness and practical strategies to use in Remote Working.
Trust: Role of trust, iterative nature of trust and how trust can be intentionally fostered in remote working relationships, expectations and responsibilities in remote working relationships.
Tools: Types of tools used in Remote Working and how these can be harnessed effectively, including self-assessment of tools used, effectiveness and potential gaps.
Well-being: Exploring boundary theory, time management, work environment and social needs and supports.


Structure (Please note this programme is fully online)

  • 2 x Live Virtual Classrooms (duration of each Virtual Classroom is 90 minutes)
  • Independent learning activity pre-Virtual Classroom & post-Virtual Classroom
  • Structure of the day:

Pre-reading exercise: 9am - 10am

Virtual classroom: 10am -11.30am

Reflection Exercise: 11.30am - 12.30am


Lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Pre-reading exercise: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Virtual classroom: 2.30pm - 4pm

Reflection exercise: 4pm - 5pm




The Essential Skills for Remote Workers Programme is an Endorsed an Awarded Programme of the Irish Institute of Training & Development.

All successful programme participants will be awarded Certification from the IITD.  

As the professional body in Ireland for Learning & Development, the purpose of IITD’s Endorsed Awards is to recognise excellence, best practice and innovation in Learning & Development and to provide Professional Body recognition for programmes or people development initiatives.



€175 per participant including all fees and certification (for participants eligible for funding through Trainers’ Learning Skillnet*)

€220 for non-eligible participants

In-house rates available upon request.

*Self-employed, and individuals working in private and commercial semi-state organisations


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