About the course
Having made the transition from working in the office to working from home, many companies are now deciding to keep their workforce away longer or even permanently. This new work paradigm shift presents HR professionals with a new set of challenges to keep their organization running efficiently and staying engaged.
Join us for Certificate in Virtual Leadership to learn how you can best lead, communicate, and grow your virtual teams to create a thriving and engaging organization.
Certificate in Virtual Leadership sessions
New Roles of Managers & HR Professionals
With the shift to "working from home", employees are finding the need for increased support from their organizations. Now more than ever, managers and HR professionals must provide that support and leadership to successfully guide their organization into the future. This session will examine the how HR's roles have changed and how they are likely to evolve moving forward.
Key issues include:
- Enhancing data security
- Reskilling/upskilling employees' technology skills
- Creating space for creativity and innovation
- Balancing productivity and engagement
- Adopting a holistic approach to employee well-being
Leading Virtual Meetings
Online meetings can be opportunities to create a sense of community, enhance creativity, and engage in critical thinking and problem solving. Too often, however, meetings are ineffective time wasters. This session will enable you to lead highly effective meetings at a distance.
Virtual Interviewing & Selection
Conducting effective hiring interviews virtually takes planning. Whether it’s one-on-one or a panel interview, there are steps interviewers can take to gain the information needed to make informed selection decisions. This session will provide specific techniques for ensuring that your virtual interviewing and selection process works.
Legal Issues Surrounding Virtual Work
The Coronavirus has caused many organizations to reshape how they function. For many, working remotely has become the "new normal". But this change comes with a set of legal implications that need to be considered. This session will cover some of the issues facing organizations, including HR policies and procedures, the hiring process and onboarding.
Specific issues that will be addressed include:
- Determining the work environment, particularly important when accidents or injuries occur
- Calculating hours of work for non-exempt (hourly) employees
- Non-discrimination, including accommodations for people with disabilities
Tina M. Riley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She is the Director of the School's Human Resource Executive Education program and holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education as ...
Stacy Hickox received her Bachelor's degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Stacy practiced law in the area of disability law at Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service prior to coming to SH...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.