Leading at a Distance

Learning Paths to Working Remotely

We recently encouraged the campus community to make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency or extended campus outage. We also want to encourage those working in more administrative and supportive roles to consider how they modify their work routines if needing to work remotely.

Learning Paths

There are challenges to working remotely, from managing teams to staying focused. LinkedIn Learning has several videos for those new to working from home and managing those teams that do. We have created a couple of Learning Paths for those working from home and those managing remote teams.

Working Remotely

If you are new to working remotely, it might be challenging to stay focused or be motivated. In this learning path, find out how to meet those challenges, plus be more efficient when you meet virtually, manage your time, and be a productive team member – even when you cannot be with the rest of your team.

Find out about working remotely and complete the Learning Path on LinkedIn Learning.

Leading Remote Teams

It can be challenging to manage a team that can be separated by location. We have put together a collection of valuable resources for those that lead teams that work from home, covering topics like keeping employees engaged, facilitating virtual meetings, and dealing with communication issues that may arise.

Review these tips for successfully leading remote teams and complete the Learning Path on LinkedIn Learning.

Keep Teaching/Keep Working

Don’t forget, we also have our Keep Teaching/Keep Working site available with resources and tools at smu.edu/keepteaching.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP (4357) or email help@smu.edu.


Featured image from LinkedIn Learning’s Leading at a Distance. Used with permission.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.