Effective Telework in Distributed Government Teams

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

About this training Permalink

This training provides government teams with strategies, tools, and best practices for working together effectively in a distributed (remote/telework) model. These skills increase your agency’s resilience by improving team performance, streamlining communications, and modernizing workflows for better collaboration.

Who it's for Permalink

  • Government team leaders

  • Government team members

What you learn Permalink

  • Best practices for using video calls, email, and group chat at scale

  • Configuring and running secure, effective team meetings online

  • Build trust and accountability with strategies for working in the open

  • Re-create social interactions and physical job tasks in a remote environment

  • Practical advice on blending home/work life as well as dealing with isolation

Format Permalink

  • Four 90-minute virtual sessions, over a 2-week period

  • Practical “homework” assignments between training sessions

  • Small group breakout sessions with hands-on exercises

  • Q & A to address your group’s specific concerns

Follow-up Permalink

Cost Permalink

$250 per participant, for up to 200 people (minimum 175 people per cohort)

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  • 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.