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#LVT23 – How to Lead Virtual Teams: Part 6 – Set intentions for your practice

Congratulations on making it to the last part of the How to Lead Virtual Teams course!

In this final part of the course, we are going to complete a closing reflection. Our focus now shifts back to your intentions for the course and how you might develop your professional practice.

Listen and reflect

This week, the podcast (25 min) includes a guided reflective exercise to help you reflect on what you have learnt and how to translate that into practice. You can listen to the episode as usual, or take a more structured approach and bring a notebook and pen to note down your reflections as we go along.

We are going to focus on:

  • What did you learn? What did you learn about your approach to leading virtual teams?
  • How has your approach evolved or changed in the past few weeks?
  • What first steps do you need to take to apply what you have learnt?

After you have listened to the podcast, take some time to write down further thoughts and reflections. If you’d like to share your reflections with others, share them using the hashtag #lvt23 on MastodonInstagram and Twitter. I’ll be looking out for your posts.

Set intentions for what’s next

Below are the links to all the course materials, so you can revisit them in your own time. Taking part in this course should act as a prompt and support you to develop your approach to leading your team, project or organisation. If you are not sure what the next step is, here are some ideas to get you started:

Gather feedback: use this course as a basis for gathering feedback from colleagues and peers and learn more about what aspects of your approach work well and what aspects you can develop further. Leaders and managers often find hybrid working lonely and it can be hard to identify why certain situations or relationships aren’t working the way you expect. Ask specific questions or focus on particular aspects of your approach, such as 1:1 meetings or sprints when asking for feedback.

Make a plan: use the ideas from the course to set out a development plan for yourself, and identify practical aspects of your current work set up, routines or strategies you’d like to develop. Making a milestone plan can be a really helpful step and this podcast episode gives you a step to step guide to getting started.

Identify support required: if you are feeling overwhelmed now might be a good time to take a step back and focus on what support you might need to support your professional development and wellbeing. Look out for a special coaching offer for course participants via email.

Explore all course materials

All course materials are freely available:

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Share your feedback about the course

Thank you so much for taking part! It’s been a fantastic experience to share the past few weeks with you all and I hope you’ve found something along the way that’s inspired you and helped develop your approach to leading people and projects in the hybrid or fully virtual virtual workplace.

This is the first iteration of How to Lead Virtual Teams. I’m keen to hear your feedback, good and bad, so that the next run can be even better. Please take a few minutes to complete this course evaluation form. Thanks!