Course Introduction


 

Our course will help you learn:


Why you are finding that some team dynamics and ways of working are more challenging for you as leader to optimize

What you can do differently as team leader, strategically, to create a maximally motivated, happy and productive team

What management tools, tips and tricks you can use on a daily basis to keep your team(s) ‘humming’

How to increase the resilience of yourself as virtual team leader, and that of your team, and how to prevent 'digital fatigue' and burnout

How to apply your best conflict management skills in the setting of virtual (or hybrid) teams

How to strategically design your organization and your team’s ways of working for the 'new employee experience' — for the long term, well beyond the global pandemic

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Course Objectives


  1. Help you as a team leader understand why virtual (or hybrid) teams face some specific challenges - as well as opportunities!
  2. Offer you leadership solutions as well as managerial tools, tips, and tricks to increase your team's motivation, effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity
  3. Increase your skills in fostering trust, bonding, and psychological safety in your virtual (or hybrid) teams
  4. Strengthen your ability to communicate your expectations clearly, provide for efficient communication 'protocols' among team members as well as with you, and align your team's ways of working
  5. Strengthen your conflict management skills in a virtual environment
  6. Increase your resilience and that of your team, for better creativity and to prevent work burnout


Choose a Pricing Option that Fits your Leadership Needs


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$299

Just Give Me the Basics

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  • Weekly Curated Readings
  • Weekly Narrated slides
  • Curated Podcast episodes
  • Curated Videos
  • Worksheets/Learning Journal
$489

I want access to group coaching and peer learning

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  • All the Above PLUS:
  • Four Live Group Coaching Calls
  • Two ‘Drop In’ Meetings for Q&A during the Course
  • Slack Channel for Peer Learning and Chatting and further access to Coaches
  • Bonus monthly ‘Open Office Hours’ after the Course Ends, with access to Coaches
$699

I want the most personalized coaching support

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  • All the Above PLUS:
  • One on One Access to Coach during Individual Coaching Sessions (two sessions per course)
  • Priority Real-Time Access to Coach (text, email, video meetings, as needed; response within 2 work days)

Experience and knowledge for high impact organizations


With Five Oaks Consulting, you benefit from access to a full range of professional expertise that includes decades of international development and social justice experience. We understand the views, mindset and culture of transnational NGOs, and other forms of (Civil Society Organizations) CSOs and what it takes to optimize their organizational assets.

Our practice as thought leaders includes vast experience working inside and with think tanks, the United Nations, the World Bank, and academia, along with a wide range of NGOs.



About your instructors

Tosca and alumn of past Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) participant
Tosca's Experience

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has worked on international development and civil society issues for 30 years, in international development practice (World Bank, United Nations, NGOs and think tanks), in academia and as independent consultant. Tosca supports senior social sector leaders with their needs for leadership development and organizational effectiveness solutions. She has facilitated f2f workshops on virtual team leadership for major global INGOs and has blogged about the topic here. Tosca has also hosted INGO leaders with a lot of experience in virtual team leadership as guest bloggers here and here. While Tosca has tracked evidence- and research-backed practices on virtual team leadership since 2016, she has also tracked our growing collective global learning about what it takes to make for fulfilled virtual (or hybrid) teams -- and what are the specific mindsets, practices, habit and behaviors that virtual team leaders need to have to be effective!

Ahmed's experience

An Education & NGO practitioner-academic with over 13 years of experience in development, research, training and course design and delivery, as well as in evaluation. Ahmed designed and delivered cross-cultural capacity building programs in human rights education and leadership. He contributed to an online course developed in a partnership between Humentum (experts in online learning) and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University (USA).

Ahmed obtained his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, and a Doctorate of Science (with a focus on the teaching of leadership in the education sector) from the University of Algiers II. Ahmed is also a frequent presenter on civic and human rights education in the Middle East and North African region.

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About Five Oaks Consulting

Leaders of NGOs partner with Five Oaks Consulting to help them achieve maximum effectiveness. Our expertise is to bring out the best in NGOs through skillful change management, cutting edge leadership development and organizational effectiveness related practices.

With Five Oaks Consulting, you benefit from access to a full range of professional expertise that includes decades to international development and social justice experience. We understand the views, mindset and culture of NGOs and other forms of civil society organizations, and what it takes to optimize their organizational assets

https://5oaksconsulting.org/

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HERE’S WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TOSCA


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President & CEO, Oxfam America



Tosca is a professional of deep integrity who consistently brings her breadth and depth of experience, thoughtfulness and excellent listening skills to her interactions, clients and projects.  

CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST



NGO Soul & Strategy


In this podcast Tosca invites the most influential nonprofit leaders to reflect on their experiences and share experimental knowledge on cutting-edge management topics. She herself shares deep insights on civil society leadership and the main challenges of the sector

Sample of Tosca's blogging on Virtual Team Leadership


Here's a sample of thought leadership outputs on Virtual team Leadership that Tosca has published in the past:

>>Click here for article

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Experience in Virtual Education Projects

Throughout the transnational Twiza project, a first-of-its kind virtual exchange between students in three continents, we deepened our understanding of how a multi-cultural virtual class can result in publications and leadershiop development on both sides of the Atlantic, and publish unheard voices in virtual and material such as Equality & Justice by Parlor Press and JossourNextGen

You want to Learn more on NGO Leadership?

Subscribe for Five Oaks Consulting Youtube Channel and benefit from what Tosca curates. You can learn a wide array of skills and delve deep in topics ranging from organizational culture to evaluation and soft skills to personal resilience and self-care

You want to Even Delve Deeper in NGOs Future?

Tosca is the co-author of the book ‘Between Power and Irrelevance: the Future of Transnational NGOs’, published by Oxford University Press (July 2020). Tosca. She discusses her vision of NGOs future and their relevance in a volatile uncertain world