Supporting New Remote Work Reality

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April 7, 2021 - The CWDC and partners have collaborated in the launch of new remote work certificate courses for employees and supervisors. Read the full press release from partners involved.

The percentage of remote workers is expected to double this year, and more than two thirds of employers expect remote work to be a permanent part of their staffing plans. Given the significant role that remote work will play in our evolving workforce, the CWDC, the Office of the Future of Work in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) have enlisted the online expertise of CSU Global to help prepare workers and employers to thrive in a virtual team environment.

Two online certificate programs have been designed -- one for supervisors and leaders and one for employees -- to help workers and employers alike succeed in a remote work environment. 

The course for workers provides participants with strategies for successful productivity, collaboration, and advancement within remote and hybrid work environments. The supervisor course provides managers and leaders with the best practices, tools, insights, and skills needed to effectively lead remote employees and teams. Both courses are applicable to any industry with remote teams.

The knowledge and skills learned through these certificate courses will help keep Colorado’s workforce connected, productive, and prepared for the future. 

The certificates are a component of Colorado’s broader Remote Work Initiative, which aims to:

  • Equip workers with skills needed to succeed in remote work environments
  • Strengthen Colorado’s ability to attract jobs, secure talent, and retain a remote workforce
  • Provide a hub for remote work efforts in the state, highlighting innovative approaches, best practices, and shared resources for individuals, employers, and communities to adopt remote work strategies

The Remote Work Initiative is a statewide collaborative effort that includes the CWDC, OEDIT, CDLE Office of the Future of Work, EDCC, Energize Colorado, the Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium, Colorado State University - Global, CSU Extension, DOLA, and the State Libraries.

To learn more about the new certification programs, visit