Featured Course: Managing Virtual Teams
Virtual teams come with inherent challenges. Getting ahead of them and correcting the course will ensure that your team stays productive and engaged. Whether you need to create a virtual charter or identify and implement critical success measures for your team, our Managing Virtual Teams course will get you ready.
Featured Video: Virtual Courses at Management Concepts How They Work
In a virtual course, students participate from their homes or offices while viewing a PowerPoint presentation and listening as the instructor delivers the course live online. Students in the online classroom can communicate with the instructor, and they can collaborate and work together in groups using audio and chat.
Blog: Living with Uncertainty
Managing a job, home, and family can be a challenge. But when life gets turned upside down, it’s not uncommon for everyday frustrations to become serious points of friction. When we deal with one issue after another, our ability to tolerate frustration diminishes, and the likelihood that we experience miscommunication and conflict increases. During this time, as we face uncertainty about the future, we must hold onto the few constants that we do have.
Blog: Leading Through Change and Uncertainty
People crave stability, certainty, and balance in their lives. When that is taken away, it can fuel anxiety, frustration, even anger—all emotional states that spike our stress levels. When we experience prolonged periods of heightened stress, it takes a significant toll on our ability to function mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Blog: Seize Your Opportunity for Growth – Federal Employees Working from Home
As the current pandemic turns our routines upside down, you may be trying to figure out exactly how to do your job outside of your workplace environment. You may face many challenges while transitioning to telework – hardware, software, internet service, and cybersecurity concerns, to name a few.
Blog: Remaining Productive During the Pandemic
It seems every American is impacted by the rapid spread of this novel virus. The White House and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued guidance for slowing the spread of COVID-19 but, what can we do to minimize the disruption it has caused? Let’s explore some practical ways we can keep things moving in the right direction.
Blog: Communication Tools for Federal Teleworkers
Are you still trying to figure out team dynamics in relation to teleworking? If so, you certainly are not alone. To capture the best talent these days, you are at a great advantage if you can be flexible about location. Most federal agencies are allowing workers to telework at least part of the time.
Making it Personal: The Power of Storytelling for Building Inclusive Environments
Management Concepts partnered with Blacks in Government NOW Generation to discuss the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in developing effective and meaningful training, and how leaders can use the power of storytelling to make teams more inclusive.
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Mindfulness and Meditation in Times of Crisis
Rapidly changing circumstances in our work environment have created uncertainty and stress for many federal employees. In our quest to find innovative solutions for adapting and persevering, Management Concepts teamed up with Young Government Leaders (YGL), to present a complimentary webinar, “Mindfulness and Meditation in Times of Crisis,” exploring mindfulness in leadership with practice tips.