Carnegie Mellon University

Managing in a Hybrid Workplace

Hybrid/virtual work is our new reality — one that provides an opportunity to revisit how we do the work we do. We can learn new ways to tackle old challenges and meet new challenges in creative ways. Instructor-led and on-demand learning options cover a variety of relevant topics including building rapport, communicating virtually, delegation, employee retention (including stay interviews), leading in a hybrid workplace, presenting virtually, virtual team building and more.

The Staff Supervisory Awareness Program explores the fundamental tools and resources needed to lead and supervise others effectively and successfully. The course content encompasses a broad range of core human resources knowledge critical to your success as a supervisor.

The following sessions are particularly valuable for leading hybrid teams:

DDI Development Resources include two libraries of learning and development resources for staff and faculty at CMU. DDI's online learning library (Pinpoint) provides access to over 50 on-demand courses covering a diverse range of topics, including:

  • Building Rapport Virtually
  • Communicating Virtually
  • Leading Hybrid Teams
  • Leading Teams Virtually
  • Leading Virtual Meetings

Teams can also schedule instructor-led training sessions ($100/participant for materials). Current options include Leading Virtually, Coaching, Connect through Communications, Creating an Inclusive Environment and Embracing Change. Contact the HR Learning team to schedule a session.

Academic Impressions caters to the professional development needs of higher education faculty and staff. Live and on-demand learning opportunities include resources related to leadership and managing in a hybrid workplace.

Log in to Academic Impressions and select "Start Learning" to explore options under Leadership Skills. You will find live, instructor-led offerings in addition to online courses and other materials.

The FocusU learning management system provides the resources you need to further your professional development. The offerings below are just a sample of the content (learning paths, courses, videos and books) available.

LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of training videos and tutorials. Search "managing hybrid teams" for additional learning options, including videos and learning paths.