Remote Leadership

ILM Level 5 Certificate Leadership and Management

Who should attend our Remote Leadership course?

Our Remote Leadership course is suitable for managers, supervisors and heads of departments who are faced with their team members either working full-time from home or following a hybrid working pattern.  It is also suitable for new and aspiring managers and supervisors who want to learn about leading remote teams.

It is recommended for those with leadership experience and who are dealing with remote leadership for the first time or as a refresher for those who have attended this training before or have more experience.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.

Please complete the contact box on the right and we will call you to discuss your specific requirements.  Or, simply ask for dates & venues for our public & virtual courses.

ILM Lv 5 Remote Leadership Request

    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

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    By the end of this 5 day programme on Remote Leadership, participants will be able to successfully lead a motivated, engaged and high performing remote team.  They will achieve this by:

    • Understanding how remote working affects team ‘norming’ and be able to apply effective strategies to build a strong team culture
    • Being able to apply a toolkit of techniques and strategies to engage and motivate individuals in a remote team including building trust, agreeing objectives and holding successful 1:1s
    • Understanding how to adapt communications to ensure open, effective and motivational interactions with all team members, regardless of location and working patterns
    • Knowing how to maintain collaborative working in a remote team and encourage strong working relationships
    • Understanding how remote working affects different individuals, recognising the signs of tension and stress, and having techniques and tools to support individuals who are not adapting to this way of working
    • Developing strategies to maintain team and individual mental health and well-being


    Approach & Course Outline


    Participants will benefit from a course and approach designed to be responsive to their needs.  We don’t like an ‘off-the-shelf’ approach, instead preferring to carry out a pre-course discovery activity to uncover what the group needs from the course.  Then we adapt our course to meet these needs – no two courses are ever exactly the same.

    Throughout the course, participants will benefit from a highly interactive approach, designed to be challenging but also to continually adapt and respond to the learners.

    Participants will enjoy the benefits of a highly experienced ILM practitioner as their tutor on this course (see below).  He provides detailed guidance, advice and feedback, supporting each individual participant towards successful achievement of this qualification.


    Remote Leadership: Course Outline

    Course Overview

    DayTopicKey Content
    1Introduction to Remote Leadership
    • ILM qualification & assessment: induction
    • Skills of the remote leader
    • Adapting your leadership style
    • Remote leadership: the challenges
    • Toolkit: Becoming a successful remote leader
    2Managing Remote Workers
    • Characteristics of remote teams
    • Applying Tuckman’s team formation model remotely
    • Developing team communication
    • Building trust and powerful relationships
    • Toolkit: building a strong remote team culture
    3Engaging & Motivating Remote Workers
    • Understanding remote team expectations of the leader
    • Barriers to engagement and motivation
    • Engaging employees in a remote environment
    • Applying motivational theories to a remote team
    • Toolkit: building an engaged remote team
    4Developing Talent in Remote Teams
    • Building trust in remote teams
    • Engaging remote workers in effective performance conversations
    • Assessing your team members to identify individual strengths and development needs
    • Encouraging continuous professional development
    • Toolkit: managing individual development
    5Managing Stress & Well-being in a Remote Team
    • Common causes of stress for remote workers
    • Managing conflict in a remote environment
    • Understanding impact of remote working on employee well-being
    • Remote working and work-life balance
    • Toolkit: creating a remote team well-being strategy


    ILM Level 5 Certificate

    This course leads to an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management.  Participants will complete the following units:

    Unit NoUnit TitleCredit Value
    8607-505Managing Individual Development4
    8607-506Managing Stress & Conflict in the Organisation3
    8607-522Becoming an Effective Leader5
    8607-526Managing Remote Workers5
    8607-415Motivating People in the Workplace2
     Total Credits19


    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 23 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He is a highly experienced ILM practitioner, having established his first Approved ILM Centre in 2005.  Since then, he has successfully delivered ILM accredited programmes in Leadership & Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Train the Trainer to a wide range of clients across the sectors and hundreds of learners.

    Nigel enjoys a 100% success rate in guidling learners to achievement of ILM qualifications.  He has been able to achieve and maintain this record through a diligent understanding of ILM specifications, assessment and quality assurance requirements and working to exceed all requirements.  He is also a former ILM External Quality Assurance Consultant with over 10 years’ experience.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056


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    Client Testimonials

    “Forced me to go out of my comfort zone in presenting, which I enjoyed afterwards!  Informal – relaxed by his style” Driver Training Manager

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    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.

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