27-Apr-20 | News

Skills and Systems for Remote Working

A laptop on the table with 
a note on the left side saying work from home

At the best of times, home-working demands a set of specialist skills and equipment – and these are far from the best of times. Dealing with the shock of COVID-19, confined to the home along with family or flatmates, hundreds of thousands of UK civil servants are grappling with the challenges that accompany remote working. In this free webinar, experts in psychology, technology and organisational development will explain how civil servants at every level can create the skills, workspaces, processes and networks to work productively and successfully at home. The speakers will also take questions from the audience – so please send us your queries, or prepare some to ask on the day.


• Dr Nasser Siabi, founder and CEO of assistive technology providers Microlink
• Dr Nancy Doyle, occupational psychologist, CEO of neurodiversity consultancy Genius Within, and postdoctoral research fellow at Birkbeck
• Carl Ward, head of assistive technology training and workplace accessibility assessor at Microlink

Topics will include:

• Creating and equipping a workspace;
• Reconciling work with family responsibilities and leisure time;
• Maintaining focus and momentum in a busy home environment;
• Managing shared projects and getting ongoing communications right;
• Developing relationships remotely and providing mutual support;
• Performance management and team communications in the virtual world;
• Looking after yourself and others;
• Building the skills for the post-corona working world.