Manager’s Lockdown Toolkit

Guidance for now and the future

Developed during the lockdown, this suite of courses draws upon the direct experiences of the team and Subject Matter Experts, who collaborated remotely to bring you all the information you need to be an effective team leader.

Sectors

  • corporate
  • health
  • higher-education
  • further-education
  • financial-legal-services
  • legal-2
  • charity

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Since the start of the lockdown, many of us are adjusting to our new reality of working and managing teams from home. With this brings many new challenges, some practical, some psychological and others that are slightly less obvious.  Developed during the lockdown, this suite of courses draws upon the direct experiences of the team and Subject Matter Experts, who collaborated remotely to bring you all the information you need to be an effective team leader.

The course brings the learning to life through innovative use of dramatized video scenarios using remote meeting software to show learners how best to utilise software to communicate, lead and meet productivity goals. Due to the social distancing policy, our actors filmed themselves in their own homes using software on the computers, lending additional authenticity to the scenarios in which our characters find themselves.

Supporting the learning and providing context to the videos, we have interactive elearning screens for learners to test their understanding and engage directly with the material.

The course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Working from home

  • Creating new routines that maximise your productivity
  • Considerations for setting up your workstation
  • Appearance
  • Ways to balance competing distractions in the home

Module 2: Managing Remote Teams

  • Key principles
  • Ways to clarify expectations
  • Identifying how to be goal orientated rather than activity orientated
  • Methods and means of communication from a distance
  • Best practice when hosting conference calls

Module 3: Leading in uncertain times

  • Understanding VUCA
  • Using VUCA to identify the best approach that works well for your team
  • Crucial leadership attributes in uncertain times
  • Creating psychological safety and psychological capital
  • The OSKAAR model
  • Things leaders can do to help people in uncertain times – The four P’s
  • How to deal with negativity
  • Push and Pull styles
  • How to develop resilience in yourself and others

Module 4: Wellbeing for All

  • The pillars of wellbeing
  • Looking after your body
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Caring for others
  • Mental welfare of your team
  • Ways to keep your team social

If you would like a free trial of this course or find out more about our training courses please call +44 (0)845 123 3909 or get in touch using our contact form.

At Marshall Elearning we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original is required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need

Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner-Centric

Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes

We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Engagement

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners

Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

What’s in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.


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