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July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Program overview

As a  response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies have asked their employees to work remotely. For most companies, these new work-from-home policies leave many employees and their supervisors working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time. Given the rapidly changing circumstances and unpredictability brought about by the current situation, a lot of employers did not have sufficient time to prepare and establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance. This change creates a new set of challenges for managers to support and stay connected with their newly remote workforce. This training program aims to help manage remote employees through research-based techniques and best practices to ensure the engagement and productivity of remote employees and teams.

Program objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the common challenges of remote work and address them accordingly
  • Be able to manage, support, and encourage remote employees and teams
  • Create communication plans and technology options
  • Maintain productivity and wellness of the remote employees

Program outline:

This session will be discussing the following topics:

1) Common challenges of remote work

  • Lack of face-to-face supervision
  • Lack of access to information
  • Social Isolation
  • Distractions at home

2) How Managers and Supervisors Can Support Remote Employees

  • Structured daily check-ins
  • Different communication technology options
  • Establishing rules of engagement
  • Opportunities for remote social interactions
  • Offering encouragement and emotional support

3) How to Successfully Transition to a Temporary Remote Workforce

  • Establishing the remote leadership team
  • Setting up formal (and informal) communication plan
  • Creating your tool stack
  • Driving cultural change

4) Best Practices in Transitioning to a Remote Workplace

  • Leadership buy-in and example
  • Transparency and communication in the organization
  • Work designation and delegation
  • Creating a handbook to live by
  • Addressing employee performance
  • Differentiating channels of communication
  • Prioritizing morale: recognizing remote employees
  • Conducting effective virtual meetings
  • The PEP framework: people, expectations, performance

Resource person:


Mr. Gutierrez is the management training consultant of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines and a part-time faculty member at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management.

He was the former director of human resources and head of both the quality management department and support services group of Ditus Sapienta Holdings, Inc.; senior human resources manager at SM Supermalls (Shopping Center Management Corporation); and assistant human resource development manager at the Araneta Center, Inc.

Mr. Gutierrez obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial and Employment Relations at the University of Turin and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in Ateneo de Manila. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Dean’s Lister) from the Ateneo de Manila University and finished my secondary studies in Ateneo High School and my primary studies in Claret School of Quezon City, both with high distinctions.

He also completed a short course program on Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management sponsored and Management Training Program by the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, in Tokyo, Japan.

He was also granted a full scholarship by Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Polytechnic International in their Innovation and Enterprise Leadership Programme at Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.

 Program schedules

July 21 and 23, 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 nn

 Registration fees

ECOP member                                PhP990.00
Non-ECOP member                        PhP1,990.00

You may get in touch with the following contact persons for inquiries:

 Ms.  Zeni Bonghanoy – zen.bonghanoy@gmail.com  | 09178059471
Ms. Mina Cacapit – 
minacacapit.ecop@gmail.com |  09277116177




July 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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