Thriving Remotely

Course Overview

Remote work is the new normal now. Laois & Offaly ETB, in collaboration with IDA Ireland, SOLAS, and Grow Remote, has created an 8-week training program to develop the skills required to work productively from home or anywhere else. This is an 8 week fully funded program, with a minimum mandatory time investment of 12 hours per week. Don't just survive, but thrive while working remotely. 

Course Dates

Monday Jan. 17th Time TBC
Monday Feb.7th Time TBC
Monday March 21st

Time TBC

Wednesday April 13th

Time TBC

Module Content:

Introduction to Remote Work - Introduction you to the concept of remote working, understanding how remote work differs from other modes of work

Introduction to Virtual Communications - Introduction to the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies required to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally within your team as part of a remote team. 

Culture in the Workplace - Understand what company culture is and why it's important.  Identify ways to investigate what the company culture is.  Be able to list some of the ways remote teams influence a company's culture.

Individual Differences and Working Remotely - Be able to recognise how self-awareness can help you become a successful remote worker, to demonstrate how to manage your energy levels when working remotely successfully,  practice good time management, and identify and effectively manage stress.

Transferable Skills - Learn to identify existing transferable skills and how they are useful across different roles and business cases

Career progression in remote working - Be able to identify and understand the differences in career progression in a remote setting versus an office setting, and how to work with management to make your work visible and continue to develop your career as part of a remote team


Tutor led online classes and self-directed learning 
Week 1 – 1.5 Hours
Week 2-8 – 1 hour per week


Ongoing assessments over the duration of the course


This course is fully funded under Skills to Advance 


Thriving Remotely Day

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Aideen Poole, Enterprise Support -

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