Leading Remote Teams

Today’s development and humanitarian aid projects are generally carried out by people working in different locations. Leading, managing and coordinating remote teams, which are often also culturally diverse, is a real challenge. Being familiar with the latest technological communication tools is not enough. Building bridges across cultures and distance requires a new mindset as well as developing specific skills and attitudes. This five-step, blended-learning programme allows leaders and managers of dispersed teams to acquire new insights into, to exchange and reflect upon and to experiment with good practices.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi


  • Adapt your leadership style to the specific conditions of remote team management
  • Identify the most striking cultural challenges in diverse teams
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills
  • Build and nurture trust within teams despite the physical distance

Course Content

  • Remote and on-site teams: differences, challenges and opportunities
  • External conditions for building trust; concepts of trust in different cultures
  • Different values, behavioural tendencies and communication styles
  • Formal and informal communication: choosing the right style and tools

For whom

Programme coordinators and project managers who are engaged in humanitarian action and development work and responsible for coordinating, managing and leading staff members in remote locations.


Step 1:    Kick-off webinar on 11.09.2017 with introduction of participants and theoretical inputs, including pre-reading material

Step 2:    Bilateral Skype conversation (45') with the facilitator to discuss specific issues

Step 3:    One-day face-to-face workshop on 12.10.2017 at cinfo in Bienne

Step 4:    Individual (remote) coaching session (45') with the facilitator

Step 5:    Closing webinar to discuss and exchange best practice




Daniel Glinz, Senior Advisor and Trainer cinfo


Last registration date: 3 working days prior to the course start date.

Start date Title Member price Price
11.09.2017 Leading Remote Teams CHF 700 CHF 930

on-site and online
Bienne and online
CHF 930
Member price
CHF 700

Incl. beverages and snacks

The reduced fee applies to employees of member organisations of Network cinfo (except educational institutions).

Early bird discount
Register at least 30 days prior to the the start date and benefit from a discount.
Price: CHF 790.–
Member price: CHF 595.–

In case of cancellation 2 weeks or less before the start date, participants pay 50% of the course fee.

Interview with Daniel Glinz

«How about a virtual coffee break?» – Daniel Glinz gives you further information about the course.

Contact us

Do you have any questions or requests? We are gladly at your disposal.


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