5 tips from the experts on virtual training

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We asked the experts for advice on how organizations can adapt and deliver remote staff training. Photo by: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

GLASGOW, Scotland — With face-to-face and in-country training programs canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, training staffers remotely has created a new challenge for many organizations in recent months.

5 tips for running a development organization remotely

As organizations adapt to their staff working from home, Devex shares tips from professionals who are well versed in coordinating teams and projects from afar.

Building staff capacity remains critical, with the development sector facing unprecedented challenges and local staffers tasked with additional responsibilities. Employers are having to get creative and embrace new approaches, but a long-term shift to remote training could help organizations save money on the travel and logistics involved in traditional multiday staff training, experts said.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.