Remote Employees – Why Is Professional Skills Training So Important?

Adapting to the demands of working remotely has been difficult for many of us. What have you found to be some of the challenges?

Perhaps you miss the face-to-face camaraderie of being in the office. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation of a message being misunderstood, and now there are hurt feelings between you and a colleague. Or maybe confusion or a temporary breakdown in communication has led to a missed deadline or some other uncomfortable situation.

There are numerous ways that working remotely can introduce problems to our normal workflow and our happiness. Running into these problems can be easy – solving them much less so.

Here’s where professional skills training—also known as soft skills—can be invaluable. This kind of training is designed to help us overcome interpersonal challenges and develop the ability to more easily work around workplace issues.

It’s often geared toward workplace etiquette, getting along with others, and managing difficult situations. Communication, leadership, problem-solving; these are especially important now that we’re dealing with working and meeting remotely.

What are some of the professional skills training classes available to you? How can they help you foster a better teamwork environment while being physically distant from others? And how can they help improve your communication with other remote colleagues?

A small selection from the professional skills training classes we offer

Here at The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company, we offer plenty of professional skills courses. That’s because we realize how important they are! Here are just a few of the classes that can be especially helpful right now in a remote environment.

We offer many more professional skills classes than these. But this gives you an idea of the sort of skills training that is available and especially important in the current pandemic-driven environment.

How can these types of courses help you?

Our new way of working requires that we learn a new way of meeting and interacting. These classes will help you deal with clients and colleagues from a distance. Avoid the mistakes that can be made. Make the most of your opportunities to show kindness, empathy, and awareness of the feelings of others.

Facilitating a meeting in the room is very different from doing so on a video screen. Learn the additional skills needed to do it well. Keep your teams strong and engaged, while also learning how to deal with conflicts that might occasionally arise.

Each of these professional skills classes will help you navigate the issues we’re currently facing as we work from home. It might be handling performance reviews from a distance. It might be managing a conflict with someone over a video call. Or it might be facilitating meetings virtually instead of being able to “read the room” and engage people in the ways you did before.

Many of the old ways we used are now becoming less effective as we work remotely. It’s important to adapt to the current environment, and to do so quickly.

Social skills and business etiquette are essential when you’re dealing with clients or colleagues from a distance. These professional skills classes will definitely help you navigate the challenges and make the best of the current situation.

Our flexible booking arrangements

You can take advantage of our flexibility by booking your professional skills training when it’s convenient for you. Whatever your preferences or needs, contact us to talk over your options and make the desired arrangements.

Currently, all our training sessions are held virtually to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. When local public health recommendations allow, all our private software and professional skills training will be available to you on-premises, or virtually with a live instructor at no additional cost. If you would like to learn more about our virtual live instructor-led training or would like a short demo of our virtual training platform, please reach out to us.

Are you ready to book your professional skills training? Do you have any questions?

Learn more about all our training options here. We would love to help you reach your goals. To learn more about the programs that we offer, please click here for anywhere in Canada.

Interested in training with us? Take a look at the courses we offer and register for public classes on our website! Click here for Ottawa and Quebec, or here for the rest of Canada.
Want to find out more about our training? If you’re located in Ottawa or Quebec, call CompuEase at 613-235-6161 or email us. If you’re located anywhere else in Canada, call Great Canadian Training at 416-264-6247 or 1-833-209-2624, or email us. We’re always happy to answer your questions!
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