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Maintaining Motivation and Connection in a Virtual Workforce

In this interactive online course, we will assess your personal communication preferences and discover how these individual preferences affect your team’s feelings of connection and motivation.

Key Program Information
Series Building Resilient Virtual Teams Series
Delivery Format Online

Learn how to stay connected and motivated in a virtual workplace

Working remotely presents new challenges and new opportunities. This course provides individuals (not just leaders) with the knowledge to be intentional about connecting with work remotely. Leaders can increase productivity and morale if they take a personalized approach to communication. Employees can identify what is getting in the way of doing their best work. Team members can identify strategies to work more collaboratively as they come to understand what motivates and demotivates their peers.

Course Objectives: 

• Identify your personal style of communication (based on eight personality types)

• Explore the impact of personal style on others

• Investigate the implications of working virtually on various personalities

• Discuss performance motivators and blockers

• Identify ways to motivate staff based on style

• Create action steps for improving employee motivation

man working remotely with headset and computer

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, aspiring managers and supervisors, anyone who manages the work of others.


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    Dr. Jean Davidson, a coaching and consulting professional from the Twin Cities, has 25 years of experience in education, management and consulting. Jean enjoys coaching individuals, teams and organizations and working with people to help them make changes in their lives. Jean has a Doctorate in Organization Development and a Master's in Human Resource Development, and is a Licensed Insights Practitioner as well as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 0.3 Continuing Education Units ( 3 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Satisfaction Guarantee

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education offers excellence in lifelong learning. If you are not completely satisfied with your learning experience after attending our program we will refund your registration fee. Please contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education for assistance.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we will give you your money back. If you cancel, you will not receive a refund. If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee. Contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education for assistance.

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