Strategic Overview of Long-Term Telework for Government Leaders

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

About this training Permalink

This online training introduces government leaders to the strategies, tools, and best practices for effectively leading in a distributed (remote/telework) model – and showcases the benefits of adopting telework as a viable long term strategy. The focus is on the unique challenges of leading, mentoring, and managing while physically apart from your team for prolonged periods of time.

Who it's for Permalink

  • Anyone leading or managing a remote / teleworking team in government

What you learn Permalink

  • How telework helps government staff deal with changing social norms and workforce diversity

  • Tools and processes to promote transparency and accountability

  • Tactics for helping staff address issues of isolation, loneliness and “Zoom fatigue”

  • Fostering team culture and trust while physically apart

Format Permalink

  • One 90-minute virtual session

  • Q & A to address specific concerns within your your agency leadership team

Slide Deck Permalink

We value openness and share all our work under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. These slides from a recent client training are available for you to re-use or share with attribution.

Follow-up Permalink

Cost Permalink

$2,000 for up to 100 participants - click here to purchase

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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 29 years, led distributed teams for 15 years, run workshops and mentored distributed teams for 8 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 2018 "Remote Worker" law encouraging remote work to promote economic growth, helped the State of California revise its 2021 telework policy during COVID-19 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.