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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Employees

Contributing as a Virtual Team Member

April 17, 2020 2:10 PM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning that supports you in navigating complex challenges in personal and professional life, helps you to increase your effectiveness, and to improve your relationships. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Contributing as a Virtual Team Member.

Contributing as a Virtual Team Member (18 min)

Companies often opt to create virtual teams in place of on-site teams. This allows employees to work from home or remote locations. However, if not managed appropriately, remote working may cause breakdowns in communication, collaboration, and teamwork. 

In this course, you'll learn how to develop the skills you need to show team leadership and be an effective member of a virtual team. You'll explore personal traits that are useful when working on a team remotely. You'll also learn strategies to stay connected with other team members, and ways to manage your time and overcome the challenges associated with managing teams remotely.

Participants will learn to:
  • identify the traits that a good virtual team member should possess
  • identify ways of staying connected and communicating successfully with your team
  • identify some of the challenges associated with working remotely
  • identify some of the challenges and considerations associated with managing your time as a virtual team member
  • Knowledge Check: Contributing as a Virtual Team Member

TO LOGIN:

Using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, Login to SkillPortusing your FULL UMBC email address for both the username and password boxes.

Once logged in, simply type the name of the course in the search bar. 

Need Login Assistance? Email hrtraining@umbc.edu to set up your account and to help with login difficulties. UMBC faculty and staff accounts are set up within 1 month of hire.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Visit our UMBC SkillSoft page for information on UMBC’s curated role and topic-based certificate tracks as well as professional industry certifications that align with SkillSoft courses.

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