Remote Work Essentials for Professionals

Free Training Opportunity

Remote Work Essentials for Professionals training gives learners the tools to be effective, healthy, and productive remote and hybrid employees. This fully online course is self-paced and takes approximately 10 hours to complete. It covers the essential tools to maintain health and wellness, assess your readiness for remote employment, communication, teamwork and using remote tools such as video conferencing, Sharepoint, Slack, and other communication tools. Learners will receive a digital badge upon successful completion.

You'll learn how to:

  • Identify principles of readiness and suitability of remote work.

  • Describe the importance of selfcare in remote work.

  • Identify effective strategies to maintain good mental and physical health in remote work.

  • Define the different models of remote and hybrid work.

  • Identify what questions they should be asking as part of a remote work agreement with an employer: performance metrics, hours, flexibility, work locations, use of business tools.

  • Identify effective communication models

  • Identify effective communication strategies and when to implement them.

  • Discern the importance of data and information security in handling, storage, and transmission of information in remote work.

  • Identify the technical tools necessary to enhance organization, communication and collaboration.

  • Discern the importance of licensing and privacy and proper configuration of tools and applications.

Quick Facts
  • Now Accepting Applications

    Rolling admissions through May 31, 2024


    10 Hours

  • Eligibility Requirement

    Must be a Maine Resident

Degree questions, answered.

This free training program is funded through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine's Workforce.

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This program is ideal for new and experienced professionals looking to transition from the in-person workplace to an online/remote environment in the following occupations:

  • Accountant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry
  • Data Analyst
  • Medical Coder
  • Online Marketer
  • Sales Representative
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Software Developer
  • Teacher/Tutor
  • Proof Reader
  • Graphics Designer
  • Social Media Manager

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