The Virtual Learning Organization

Course Duration: 2.5 hours

This course will assist the learner in understanding how organizations learn.

An Overview of Complex Systems Theory

  • Recognize the benefits of applying Complex System theory to virtual team management.
  • Identify key components of Complex Systems theory as they apply to leading virtual teams.
  • Select correct statements about how Complex Systems work.
  • Identify several appropriate applications of Complex Systems theory to leading virtual teams.

How Organizations Learn

  • Recognize the importance of various models of learning as they apply to virtual team leadership.
  • Identify the characteristics of traditional learning models as they apply to virtual teams.
  • Identify the characteristics of emerging learning models as they apply to virtual teams.
  • Select the best practices of applying appropriate learning models to virtual team leadership strategies.

How Teams Learn

  • Recognize the critical importance of several learning behaviors as they apply to virtual teams.
  • Identify the purpose of each of the four dynamic stages of group development and learning.
  • Match examples of "alignment" and "nonalignment" as they apply to virtual teams.
  • Select examples of successful synergy when developing and leading virtual teams.
  • Choose the best practices of coordinated action in leading how virtual teams learn.

Organizing for Your Future

  • Recognize the benefits of preparing their business to become a learning organization, especially through the use of virtual teams.
  • Choose the most successful methods of assessing organizational assumptions.
  • Identify the components of highly functional virtual teams.
  • Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful methods of accepting "chaos" as a normal part of creatively leading virtual teams.
  • Select the best practices for leading the learning organization with virtual teams.

Course Number:  TEAM 0236

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