Certificate in Virtual Workplace Leadership

Real-world strategies so you can succeed in a virtual world

CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION FEE: $800

SHORT COURSES: $200 PER COURSE

Join us as the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations is pleased to offer a new OnDemand Certificate Program designed for professionals short on time and looking for real-world strategies to succeed in a virtual world.

To earn your Certificate in Virtual Workplace Leadership, watch curated presentations from our own incredible faculty and complete a short quiz after each video.

And the best part... as an OnDemand program you can do this at any time and at any place. It's all up to you and your schedule.

 

Certificate in Virtural Workplace Leadership courses:

  • Leading Effective 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.
    Approximate runtime: 1:20

  • Maintaining Work/Life Balance in a Virtual World

    There are two dramatic challenges with working from home, 1) staying productive, and 2) maintaining work/life balance. This program will explore techniques for doing both and will provide strategies for success during the pandemic and beyond.
    Approximate runtime: 1:03

  • Managing Virtual Teams

    Building highly effective teams is a challenge. Doing it when employees are working from home, worried about furloughs and layoffs, and coming to terms with new procedures for social interactions is even harder. This class will provide research-based strategies for helping virtual teams work “together” as effectively as possible.
    Approximate runtime: 1:40

  • Telework for People with Disabilities

    The significant increase in working from home is causing us to rethink reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. This session will explore telework as a reasonable accommodation and potential supervisory and communication challenges to this new working environment.
    Approximate runtime: 1:22

  • Bonus Course - Virtual Interviewing

    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 class will provide specific techniques for ensuring that your virtual interviewing and selection process works.
    Approximate runtime: 1:20

Now more than ever, it is important to distinguish yourself and demonstrate your knowledge in the changing HR landscape. 

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Alternatively, you may choose from any of our 10 OnDemand Courses, each 1 - 1.5 hours long, to help you gain the skills needed to effectively lead your remote teams and prepare them for reentry into the new workplace.

 

Crisis Communications

Program Description: Effective communications are always important, during times of crisis, they are critical. Executives often focus their communication strategies externally, to their detriment. This program will cover the essentials of effective communications, crisis communication strategies, the importance of internal communications during times of crisis, and taming the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) for employees and other stakeholders.

Telework for People with Disabilities

Program Description: The significant increase in working from home is causing us to rethink reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. This session will explore telework as a reasonable accommodation and potential supervisory and communication challenges to this new working environment.

Leading During a Crisis

Program Description: Leadership isn’t about position, it’s about influence. During a crisis, managers and HR professionals play a pivotal role in employee engagement and performance. This class will home in on actions that can help ensure short-term success during uncertain times.

Preparing for a Return to the Workplace

Program Description: As states are reopening their economies, business owners and HR professionals must take steps to enhance the health of workers, manage the stress and fear around returning to the workplace, and comply with the myriad legal issues surrounding a return to work. This course will provide key information to help organizations prepare for the new normal.

Maintaining Work/Life Balance in a Virtual World

Program Description: There are two dramatic challenges with working from home, 1) staying productive, and 2) maintaining work/life balance. This program will explore techniques for doing both and will provide strategies for success during the pandemic and beyond.

Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

Program Description: 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.

Managing Virtual Teams

Program Description: Building highly effective teams is a challenge. Doing it when employees are working from home, worried about furloughs and layoffs, and coming to terms with new procedures for social interactions is even harder. This class will provide research-based strategies for helping virtual teams work “together” as effectively as possible.

Virtual Interviewing

Program Description: 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 class will provide specific techniques for ensuring that your virtual interviewing and selection process works.

Essentials of Effective Workplace Communications

Program Description: Regardless of your role, being able to communicate effectively is the key to success. This session will provide you with the knowledge you need to be a highly effective communicator.

Giving and Receiving, Feedback as a Gift

Program Description: Accurate, honest feedback is necessary for professional growth and development. Learning how to provide meaningful feedback and receive constructive feedback, can be a challenge. This session will give you a new outlook on feedback and the tools to use feedback as a gift.

  • Certificate in Virtual Workplace Leadership

    REGISTRATION FEE: $800

    To earn your Certificate in Virtual Workplace Leadership, you need only register for the certificate option, watch the 4 required videos and pass a short quiz after each video.

    • Leading Effective Virtual Meetings
      Approximate rruntime: 1:20

    • Maintaining Work/Life Balance in a Virtual World
      Approximate runtime: 1:03

    • Managing Virtual Teams
      Approximate runtime: 1:40

    • Telework for People with Disabilities
      Approximate runtime: 1:22

    • Bonus Video - Virtual Interviewing
      Approximate runtime: 1:20


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  • Crisis Communications

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: Effective communications are always important, during times of crisis, they are critical. Executives often focus their communication strategies externally, to their detriment. This program will cover the essentials of effective communications, crisis communication strategies, the importance of internal communications during times of crisis, and taming the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) for employees and other stakeholders.

  • Telework for People with Disabilities

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: The significant increase in working from home is causing us to rethink reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. This session will explore telework as a reasonable accommodation and potential supervisory and communication challenges to this new working environment.

  • Leading During a Crisis

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: Leadership isn’t about position, it’s about influence. During a crisis, managers and HR professionals play a pivotal role in employee engagement and performance. This class will home in on actions that can help ensure short-term success during uncertain times.

  • Preparing for a Return to the Workplace

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: As states are reopening their economies, business owners and HR professionals must take steps to enhance the health of workers, manage the stress and fear around returning to the workplace, and comply with the myriad legal issues surrounding a return to work. This course will provide key information to help organizations prepare for the new normal.

  • Maintaining Work/Life Balance in a Virtual World

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: There are two dramatic challenges with working from home, 1) staying productive, and 2) maintaining work/life balance. This program will explore techniques for doing both and will provide strategies for success during the pandemic and beyond.

  • Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: 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.

  • Managing Virtual Teams

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: Building highly effective teams is a challenge. Doing it when employees are working from home, worried about furloughs and layoffs, and coming to terms with new procedures for social interactions is even harder. This class will provide research-based strategies for helping virtual teams work “together” as effectively as possible.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Virtual Interviewing

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: 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 class will provide specific techniques for ensuring that your virtual interviewing and selection process works.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Essentials of Effective Workplace Communications

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: Regardless of your role, being able to communicate effectively is the key to success. This session will provide you with the knowledge you need to be a highly effective communicator.

    REGISTER NOW

  • Giving and Receiving, Feedback as a Gift

    REGISTRATION FEE: $200

    Program Description: Accurate, honest feedback is necessary for professional growth and development. Learning how to provide meaningful feedback and receive constructive feedback, can be a challenge. This session will give you a new outlook on feedback and the tools to use feedback as a gift.

    REGISTER NOW

INSTRUCTORS

Tina M. Riley

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 well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. Dr. Riley is a results-based educator and executive coach with expertise helping individual leaders and organizations, achieve their full potential through high-impact communications that build trust and promote inclusion and engagement.

She adopts an engaging and holistic approach to teaching that facilitates learners' ability to move from theory to practice. Her teaching style makes complex concepts accessible to graduate students and seasoned professionals alike. Dr. Riley teaches academic and professional development classes on a variety of HR and leadership topics including communications, leadership development, managing change, diversity and inclusion, conducting workplace investigations, and HR's role in cybersecurity.

Stacy Hickex

Stacy Hickox, JD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. Stacy practiced law in the area of disability law at Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service prior to coming to SHRLR. Ms. Hickox also taught for several years at MSU's law school, including courses in employment law, civil rights, and disability law. Stacy has written a book on the Americans with Disabilities Act and several law review articles on various aspects of employment law. Her current research focuses on the employment of ex-offenders, including potential claims for adverse impact and negligent hiring liability.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start: no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program. Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.

 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for people with disabilities or special dietary needs (when programs are in-person) may be requested by calling SHRLR Professional Development at (517) 355-9592. We will do all we can to accommodate you. It would be especially helpful if you would contact us at least three weeks before the program.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • Access to registered Zoom courses.
  • Notetaking guide.

 

GIVE US A CALL

  • We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. Please contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu.

 

DID YOU KNOW...WE CAN COME TO YOU!

  • You can bring this program on-site for your team or virtually through Zoom. It will lay the groundwork for success, provide a common framework and language as well as incorporate your organizational challenges. Contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu to discuss how you can multiply the benefits of MSU programs and save money by bringing this and other programs to you.