Virtual not Distant Mentoring Group

for managers and leaders of virtual teams.

A learning experience designed for YOU.

There are many kinds of virtual teams: some spread across continents, some spread across different floors in the same building; some are made up of full-time employees, others are made up of freelancers; some integrate people from different departments, some teams have just one function.

If you are leading or managing a virtual team and you know that you learn best through sharing experiences with others, then this course is for you.

The sessions have been designed to help you tackle your specific challenges - while also learning from theory and the experience of others.

Each live online session will begin with a short presentation by your facilitator on two aspects of leading virtual teams, from the Virtual not Distant® framework. We will then move on to a structured discussion to allow you to share your insights and talk talk through your challenges.

The programme consists of five 90 minutes sessions, and there are only four places available.
Your investment: £395 + VAT plus 7.5 hours of your time.

Ready to apply? Follow this link.

Leading a virtual team requires having knowledge of human nature, team dynamics, technology... So how do we start assessing where to focus our energy and time?

Our VIRTUAL framework provides a simple start.

Visibility: Making ourselves and our work visible to others in our virtual team.

Identity: Creating a third culture in our team that transcends cultural differences.

Results: Ensuring we’re on track.

Trust: Need we say more?

Upgrowth: Learning and growing in our virtual team.

Appreciation: Making sure team members don’t drift away.

Leadership: Developing a suitable leadership style and developing leadership skills in our team.

Through activities and high-level discussions, you will be able to identify how you can adopt your leadership style to the virtual environment and the ways in which your team can improve or consolidate its performance.

We will revise established leadership models and coaching tools (e.g. John Adair’s Action-Centred Leadership or the Johari Window) if requested or if relevant to the group’s challenges.


The sessions will take place at the following UK times:

Weds 14th September 2016, 4pm BST
Tues 11th October 2016, 4pm BST
Weds 9th November 2016, 4pm GMT
Tues 22 November 2016, 4pm GMT
Weds 7th December 2016 4pm GMT

(Once we have a group, we can adapt slightly the times to suit the four of you.)


We will meet online, using a video application called Zoom, which works on most operating systems and mobile devices, so you will need access to a computer or mobile device.

You will need a

good internet connection

and a

quiet space

from which you can join the meetings.

Following your time with this mentoring group, you will have the knowledge to enable you to take our Virtual not Distant course and earn an ILM Endorsed Certificate.

Application Process

To apply, please click here and fill in our short form.

Once we have received your application, we will just check that this group will be suitable for you and we will get in touch.

Please give us 3 working days to get back to you.

You will be able to pay via PayPal/Credit Card or we can send you / your company a pro-forma invoice.

If you have any questions, do get in touch.

Your Instructor

Pilar Orti
Pilar Orti

Pilar is the Director of Virtual, not Distant, a company specialising in helping teams and organisations transition to an office-optional approach. She is also the host of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, where her, co-host Maya Middlemiss and a wide range of collaborators and guests, discuss topics such as leading remote teams, online collaboration and the evolution of distributed companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and how will we meet?
We will meet online, on Zoom, an easy to use videoconferencing platform. Weds 13th September 2016, 4pm BST Tues 11th October 2016, 4pm BST Weds 9th November 2016, 4pm GMT Tues 22 November 2016, 4pm GMT Weds 7th December 2016 4pm GMT
Is this course for me?
If you are someone who likes to learn in groups, yes. If you enjoy sharing your challenges and experiences, yes. If you like learning from others' challenges and experiences, yes.
I need more information. How can I get in touch?
If you have any questions, please contact us through our company website . Let us know the best way to get in touch with you or send us your questions through our Contact Form.

Enrollment is by application only. Please fill in the Application Form above.
If you have any questions, please contact us through our company website .

This course is closed for enrollment.