During six weeks nearly 80 SI alumni from 18 countries participated in online sessions where they tried out a variety of tools and methods that they could apply in their own daily context and networked with fellow alumni. The overall response to the online training has been positive and the number of participants that feel capable to lead others remotely increased from 41 to 71 percent.
SI alumni Suhair Muhye Al Deen from Jordan and Jayanthi A Pushkaran from India participated in Leading Remote Teams and shared their take aways from the training.
– My main take is the entire way the training was designed. It served as a good practice on how to conduct remote workshops and how to use a hybrid of tools to make it happen and get an effective interaction. I was glad to use new tools for the first time such as Slack, Howspace, Loom and Mentimeter. It helped me gain more confidence in using digital online tools. I shared the information about the tools with colleagues at work and with some of our young civil society leaders, says Suhair Muhye Al Deen.
– I have to say that the content of the course was excellent and connecting with different people in the SI alumni network was so useful. I am thrilled that I have started three remote projects in the Sweden Alumni Network India Delhi Chapter applying the learnings from this course. Being able to connect and learn as a part of the SI alumni community, even if it is virtually, is a luxury during quarantine. The way the sessions were organised and delivered helped me to learn and complete the course in an efficient yet humane way, says Jayanthi A Pushkara.