No doubt that most company owners are facing several challenges following the cancellation of one-on-one meetings. Therefore, empowering their workers, especially in a leadership role, has become a giant. All companies across the world are now advocating for remote working. This has, in turn, created the need for virtual learning to ensure that leadership development is not halted by the current situation.
So, this is the right time for virtual leadership development. That way, it will be possible to control future problems as well to push for innovations. Thanks to the advancement in technology, remote leadership training is possible. This article covers tactical and practical steps to ensure that leadership development does not come to a halt.
Focus on your learning and leadership development agenda
If you want to succeed in virtual leadership and development, you must set some time to review all your plans for the year. You’ll get to understand what you’ve managed to achieve and the capabilities that require more attention. You should be in a position to understand the reasons why you are training the leaders in your company. Could it be for compliance reasons or you are just working as a result of personal development plans? Some company owners also train and develop leaders as a part of the extensive business strategy. If you can answer the question ‘why’, you’ll come up with an effective virtual leadership development plan.
Review your digital abilities
By reviewing your digital capabilities, you will eliminate all the defects in your digital capabilities that are preventing you from upholding training levels plus the readiness of your leadership group to engage in the training fully. Also, you should weigh what you’ve achieved through your training methodology. That way, you can tell whether your existing delivery strategies are conveying the right results for both your business and individual goals.
Avoid reinventing the wheel
So, you’ve been working on your grand training initiative for some time now and can’t wait to run it? If so, this is the right time to implement it. Most companies with workers and in leaders in particular view such as an opportunity to train earnestly. According to them, it’s the right time to ensure that every leader is fully equipped with the right skills so that they’ll be ready when the time to work comes. This kind of ideology is all wrong. Comprehensive training programs will do you and your team no good. You should not forget about your business goals whenever you are shaping and delivering training. And it should be manageable at all times. For instance, bite-sized chunks plus regular feedback, help keep the leaders’ focus and alert regardless of whether they are training for the wider business goal of PDP.
Involve others when redesigning the training content
If you want your content to be virtual- friendly, you should consider involving either the external providers or internal resources when redesigning the training content. Make sure you consider the primary learning objectives for all the session topics. Then, ensure that you brainstorm on how to restructure and develop an ‘in-person feel’ virtually. Furthermore, make sure you highlight possible challenges and ways to overcome them.