Designing and Running Telework Training Courses

John O'Duinn John O'Duinn, Author, Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

About this consulting Permalink

Many agencies need to train their teams and managers in practical remote / telework skills in the event of prolonged government office closures or scaling telework opportunities to build a more resilient and modern workforce. Developing specialized in-house training programs like this is time consuming, and requires in-depth knowledge of industry best practices as well as agency-specific needs. We consult with executives, stakeholders, and in-house trainers to help them develop training materials and online delivery methods to meet their agency’s specific needs. These customized telework training programs help improve team performance and coordination whether your team is already physically distributed, or transitioning out from an office.

Prerequisites Permalink

Training - “Effective Telework in Distributed Government Teams”

Who it's for Permalink

  • Executives and stakeholders who need to scale telework capacity at their agency

  • In-house training teams who will be tasked with teaching telework skills to agency employees

What you learn Permalink

  • Identify and evaluate your agency specific training needs

  • Incorporate industry best practices for telework and distributed teams

  • Evaluate and highlight economic, environmental and workforce diversity improvements

Format Permalink

  • Discovery to identify your goals and desired outcomes

  • One-on-one and small group virtual consulting sessions with stakeholders, curriculum developers, and trainers

  • Eight hours per week, for 6 weeks

Cost Permalink

Varies according to complexity of engagement and agency needs. To speed up this complex, custom process, we use common patterns and established best practices wherever applicable.

Contracting vehicles

  • DUNS: 022112930
  • CAGE Code: 65FK1
  • NAICS Codes: 519190, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519
  • Standard Product Code: 80101507
  • GSA Schedule 70 #GS-35F-337BA
  • CMAS
  • UK G Cloud 10
  • Mississippi Agile Vendor Pool
  • California Agile Vendor Pool
  • Certified Small Business (Micro), State of California DGS, No. 2003474
  • Incorporated: 2004 (California)
John O'Duinn

John O'Duinn

John O’Duinn is the author of “Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart,” which was first published in 2018, with a fully updated second edition published in January 2021. This business management book covers essential practical mechanics of how to work in and run distributed organizations, as well as the wider diversity, environmental, urban planning and community renewal benefits of distributed organizations. John is a senior technologist and entrepreneur who has worked in distributed companies of one form or another for 28 years, led distributed teams for 14 years, run workshops and mentored distributed teams for 7 years and is a frequent international speaker on the benefits and strategies of remote work. John served in the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House, helped the State of Vermont write their "Remote Worker" law encouraging remote work to promote economic growth, is helping the State of California revise its telework policy and is supporting the development of other telework and economic development policies for multiple jurisdictions worldwide.



Get customizable training for small or large groups at your agency on remote / telework best practices.


Get personalized coaching and implementation help for building effective distributed government teams.


Get one-on-one consulting for orientation on telework policies and best practices, along with recommendations for your agency.