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Leadership in the Future Workplace program

The workplace is changing and, while there will always be jobs that must be done on-site, flexible work options, including remote work, have become a meaningful workplace option as a result of the pandemic.

Created in response to requests for training across our campus, the new three-part program, Leadership in the Future Workplace, provides managers and supervisors with best practices for leading in-person, hybrid, and remote working teams.  To gain an in-depth understanding for leading the future workplace, managers and supervisors should consider the following options:

  1. Complete a recommended 90-minute online training. The training is suggested in all manager and supervisor development plans in PageUp LMS.
  2. Attend a live Zoom training session where leaders participate in meaningful, practical, and relevant discussions on determining telework suitability, performance management related to the future workplace, and best practices for conversations with employees. These will be available beginning the week of July 26 ending by Sept. 3. Managers and supervisors will be able to register for the Zoom sessions inside the online training course.
  3. Finish with the following recommended online training to ensure success for remote, hybrid, and in-person teams.

Virtual office hours will be available starting the week of Aug. 9 to answer questions regarding specific future workplace topics, including conversations with employees, flexible work arrangements, performance management, and technology/conducting meetings. 

Additional training resources

Training is available for supervisors and employees, which can aid in establishing a successful remote work or hybrid work environment. These courses are housed in the PageUp Learning Management System (LMS), and completion of these courses will be noted in individual development plans on the LMS. 

Check out the PageUp LMS and the Virtual Learning Center for other professional development opportunities curated for the Virginia Tech community.