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Tips for Remote Work and Study: View These LinkedIn Learning Videos With Your SVA Login
March 23, 2020 by Danielle Peters
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While it sounds luxurious, working from home can be difficult, especially when you're communicating and coordinating with a larger group of people. With the recent news that SVA's spring semester will continue remotely, many students and faculty are likely wondering how this change will affect learning, productivity, communication, and more. It's a challenge that nearly everyone faces right now.


How do you resist the siren call of your bed and work with the same level of commitment you would have in a traditional class or studio setting? Below are some LinkedIn Learning videos that will help your transition to working and studying remotely. LinkedIn Learning offers more than 15,000 skills-based and professional-development online courses, which all SVA students and faculty can access for free with their SVA logins.


Working Remotely by Mike Gutman, marketing and business strategist

Topics covered include:

  • The ideal home setup for working remotely.
  • The process of onboarding a remote worker.
  • The importance of work–life balance and how to maintain it while working remotely.
  • The tools remote workers can use to stay connected to the home office.
  • How to manage conflict with teammates while working remotely.
  • How to build a workplace culture in a remote team.


Time Management: Working from Home by Dave Crenshaw, writer and speaker on productive leadership

Topics covered include:

  • Creating a productive environment by limiting distractions.
  • Evaluating and choosing the best technology to increase productivity.
  • Differentiating between constant effort and healthy working rhythm.
  • Defining expectations around communication while remaining responsive.
  • Identifying the benefits of relationship building.
  • Learning how to manage interruptions and emergencies at home.


Leading at a Distance by Kevin Eikenberry, leadership expert, consultant and trainer

Topics covered include:

  • How did we get to remote teams?
  • The remote leadership model.
  • What success looks like at a distance.
  • Providing coaching and feedback.
  • How remote politics works.
  • Building trust at a distance.
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Leveraging technology as a remote leader.
  • Getting honest feedback.


Managing Virtual Teams by Phil Gold, communications and training professional

Topics covered include:

  • Providing consistency and structure in a remote team.
  • Managing mixed remote and onsite teams.
  • Fostering equality and transparency.
  • Creating opportunities for in-person interactions.
  • Maintaining regular contact with remote team members.
  • Managing workloads and deliverables.


Visit linkedin.com/learning to search and browse their library of online courses. Remember to call or write to check up on your family, friends and fellow SVA community members during this time of self-isolation and to stay safe and healthy!