Leading Remote Teams

Leading Remote Teams

Develop the essential knowledge and skills base for leading and supporting work teams in which members are geographically dispersed and possibly operating in different time zones and with related cultural or other contextual differences.

About

This course aims to equip delegates with the fundamental principles, and essential tools and techniques for leading teams remotely.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The following topics constitute the core content of this course:

  1. Introducing remote and agentic leadership.

  2. Building and sustaining trust in remote teams.

  3. Communication technologies for leading remote teams.

  4. Effective remote team meetings.

  5. Promoting employee engagement and work performance in remote team settings.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to do the following in the context of the targeted organisation(s):

  1. Demonstrate a contextual understanding of the managerial competencies for and underlying principles of remote team management.
  2. Build and maintain trust within a remote team.
  3. Select and apply appropriate tools for effective communication within remote teams.
  4. Actively promote engagement and work performance within remote teams.

DELIVERY AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

One week before the contact sessions, delegates will have access to the online course environment, through which they will receive a general course orientation and study materials for some structured background reading. This will be followed by two facilitated workshop sessions. The workshops are underpinned by experiential learning principles. Between the contact or live sessions, delegates will be supported via an online tutor and peer interactions. A concise report on current achievement and opportunities for further development is issued per delegate.

 

Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

English proficiency

Applicants are required to be proficient in English prior to admission to the course. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of proficiency.

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

Milpark provides students with materials, resources, formative assessments (including online tests and quizzes), discussion opportunities and a number of administrative services as part of the myMilpark and myCourses online tuition and support environments. Course materials direct students to additional external resources in the form of links to downloadable documents, websites and videos.

Having access to the above online facilities is essential for efficient communication, learning and success. You will need continuous (daily) access to study, using the resources mentioned above, and to submit and receive your assignments.

Minimum system requirements:

  1. Reliable internet connection with continuous access
  2. Chrome web browser/Firefox
  3. Microsoft Word
  4. The means to open and read PDF documents
  5. The means to convert electronic files to PDF documents.
  6. The means to scan and upload documents.
  7. Email/cellphone for notification and communication.
Key Information

STUDENT SUPPORT

Library Access

The Milpark Library provides access to e-books in a virtual library called Cyberlibris (Scholartext). Lecturers may create smart bookshelves per course or module for students to access (these shelves can contain prescribed and recommended books). Students can also create their own personal smart bookshelves containing resources for their studies. Having access to a digital library means that thousands of students can access books and
resources from anywhere at the same time online. There is no need to make reservations and requests, and no limit to the time a student has to access a book. With Cyberlibris, students also have access to full-text resources via ProQuest (global), Ebsco (global) and Sabinet (South African publications), to assist with research and to enrich their learning experience. Access to the Library is included in the module fee.

Tutor

Comprehensive student support services are available. Students are provided with administrative support by Student Services. To assist with understanding content, students have access to tutors whom they can contact individually. Students who experience study and/or personal problems have access to a student counsellor. All support services are available to registered students via myMilpark (myCourses).

ASSESSMENT

Participants will be assessed through a portfolio of individual and group action learning-based activities. This will include a progressive integration of formative and summative assessment tasks.

DURATION

This course will run over a period of four weeks. Three days of contact learning (or equivalent online learning) are required.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of the course, candidates will be certified according to the following requirements:

Certificate of attendance: 85% attendance with meaningful participation.

Certificate of competence: A final mark of 50%, with a sub-minimum of 40% in the summative assessment. In addition, successful candidates receive a statement of results and may qualify for exemptions in line with the prevailing requirements.

FURTHER STUDIES

Students who have successfully completed this short course certificate may articulate onto other short courses. Students may at any time apply for admission to any of Milpark’s further or higher education qualifications, where they may be admitted subject to the admission requirements of each qualification.

PRICING

Course fee: R4 327
This includes tuition, study material and access to the online support (including library services) for the duration of the course and one cycle of assessments.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For client-specific queries, please contact: [email protected]

 

How to apply

Students need to complete the admission process and receive academic acceptance onto the programme before registering for modules (subjects or courses).

Admission:

*International students: please refer to the admission requirements for international students by clicking here .

Before applying, be sure that you:

  1. meet the minimum entry requirements as per the course programme brochure.
  2. adhere to the admission closing dates as per the course programme timetable.
  3. have all required documentation available as set out in the course programme brochure.
OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your admission application on your behalf.

Upon successful admission, you will receive an acceptance letter via email as well as login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark, our online student environment.


Exemptions:

If you have completed a qualification at another accredited institution, you may be eligible for subject exemptions.

To apply for an Exemption:

  1. submit the relevant application if any of the modules you have completed previously (no more than 10 years ago) are similar to the modules on the qualification you are applying for.
  2. submit your original exemption application form together with originally certificated documents via post or hand delivery to Milpark.
Note: If you have previously completed a qualification at Milpark Education, you may also be eligible for subject exemptions, however these will be automatically granted on admission. No application is required.

Registration:

On successful admission, you can proceed with the registration of your semester modules.
*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

Students need to complete the admission process and receive academic acceptance onto the programme before registering for modules (subjects or courses).

Admission:

*International students: please refer to the admission requirements for international students by clicking here .

Before applying, be sure that you:

  1. meet the minimum entry requirements as per the course programme brochure.
  2. adhere to the admission closing dates as per the course programme timetable.
  3. have all required documentation available as set out in the course programme brochure.
OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your admission application on your behalf.

Upon successful admission, you will receive an acceptance letter via email.


Exemptions:

If you have completed a qualification at another accredited institution, you may be eligible for subject exemptions.

To apply for an Exemption:

  1. submit the relevant application if any of the modules you have completed previously (no more than 10 years ago) are similar to the modules on the qualification you are applying for.
  2. submit your original exemption application form together with originally certificated documents via post or hand delivery to Milpark.

Note: If you have previously completed a qualification at Milpark Education, you may also be eligible for subject exemptions, however these will be automatically granted on admission. No application is required.


Registration:

On successful admission, you can proceed with the registration of your semester modules.
*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment - proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

Registration:

*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

All international students need to apply via the manual admission route and submit original certified documentation.

If the entry requirements for your chosen Milpark qualification is a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to obtain an exemption certificate from Universities South Africa.   Visit http://mbit-application.usaf.ac.za/assessment/ for further information.

If the entry requirement for your chosen Milpark qualification is a prior undergraduate qualification, you need to obtain a certificate of equivalence for the foreign qualification(s) completed. Visit https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/user/home for further information.

  1. Students enrolling via distance learning:
    • do not need to comply with any visa or residency requirements.
    • will conclude admission and registration processes at a distance.
    • will receive study materials via courier in their country of residence.
    • will receive support via distance methods.

    Note: Students are liable for additional costs in respect of courier and examinations.
    Please contact the student service centre 086 999 0001 for further information.

  2. Distance learning students who want to visit South Africa to attend a single short workshop or write an examination at a local venue, have to do so based on the normal visa/visiting requirements as stipulated by the Department of International Affairs (or Home Affairs).

    Note: Such a visit does not imply permission to remain in South Africa indefinitely based on registration at Milpark Education.

  3. Distance learning students are not allowed to provide a South African residential or postal address. Such registrations will not be concluded as the normal visa/study permit requirements have to be complied with as for contact/residential students below.

Contact learning

International students who do not have permanent residence in South Africa or who are not South African citizens need to follow the steps below:

Step 1

Consult their embassy/ Department of International Relations/ South African Embassy for specific prerequisites with regards to the legal requirements for registration with a South African academic institution.

Step 2

Obtain:

  • An official provisional admission letter from Milpark.
  • Proof of medical cover. The relevant South African law states:

"In terms of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002 as Amended and its Regulations, any prospective student to the Republic of South Africa, must provide proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 Act 131 of 1998."

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, maintenance and incidental costs.
  • Proof of a cash deposit or bank guarantee equivalent to airfare or transportation costs to the student’s country of origin for repatriation purposes or forfeiture to the state should permit conditions not be complied with.
  • A medical certificate — a clean bill of health is required.

Step 3

Apply for a study permit by submitting Form 1 to the local Department of International Relations/South African Embassy.
The student will need to provide the embassy with an undertaking that they will leave South Africa on completion of her/his studies.

NB: Students should await the outcome of their application prior to making travel arrangements to South Africa.

Step 4

If a student is able to obtain a study permit on time, then they may continue with their application for full admission and registration for their selected modules.

NB: A certified copy of the International student’s passport together with a certified copy of a valid study permit must/will be kept in the student’s record file at Milpark Education. If a student is unable to obtain a study permit on time, then they must postpone their programme until the date on which they are in possession of a study permit.

 

International Admission Application Click Here