WORKSHOP: Remote leadership

Strategies and techniques for the distant leader.

New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with work colleagues and supervisors -as well as with friends and family –  at any point in time.

One manifestation of this is the ICT-enabled virtual organization that spans geographical and temporal boundaries and operates as a dispersed, collaborative network of people who are independent of location or affiliation. In the United States over 12 million employees, or 9% of the employee population, work virtually at least 8 h per week.

One effect is that leaders must assume more responsibility for working with followers who are at a distance. Since traditional models of leadership rely on physical proximity, social and organizational propinquity, and networks of open channels of communications, new models must be developed and new behaviours must be adopted by remote leaders to guarantee communication effectiveness and leadership performance.

This course if for the leader that need to acquire the basic strategies and techniques, to guarantee an expectational level of team performance despite the lack of physical proximity.


The workshop will be conducted using active techniques and participatory teaching, which will allow members to learn operationally, not only theoretically, the behaviour of the remote leader.


Managers, leaders and anyone who is called to lead a team that is geographically distributed or in the absence of physical proximity (smart-working / teleworking).


Traditional and remote leadership

  • What is leadership?
  • Traditional leadership models (transactional and transformational, charismatic)
  • Remote leadership requires a different style!
  • The model of remote leadership
  • The three pillars of remote leadership: goal setting, motivation and trust, self-awareness

FIRST PILLAR – Setting goals at a distance

  • Types of results
  • Setting and achieving goals at a distance
  • Distance coaching and feedback

SECOND PILLAR – Remote motivation od the team

  • Collaboration in the absence of proximity
  • Building trust at a distance
  • Choose the right communication tools: technological suggestions for the remote leader

THIRD PILLAR – Self-awareness of remote leadership

  • Self-awareness of thoughts and beliefs in the absence of immediate feedback
  • Search for feedback in the absence of proximity
  • Self-awareness of limits and priorities ad distance
  • Building a distant leadership in an intercultural context


  • Duration: 1 day (9:30-17:30)
  • Calendar
  • Price information: 150 CHF + VAT
  • Location: LAC – Lugano Arte e Cultura, Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano

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