Managing Virtual Cross-Cultural Teams

WMCP1023 - Managing Virtual Cross-Cultural Teams

Micro-Course | 1 Nursing Contact Hour | Estimated 1-Hour Workload

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days


Both the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions in international politics have created barriers to growing global cooperation and developing cross-cultural teams. How can leaders work past these challenges and manage cultural differences, working across various time zones and motivating staff from different generational groups? If you are keen to answer this question, you’ve come to the right place. The focus of this micro-course will be on developing global talent and flexible work arrangements to create the optimum level of understanding and cooperation in virtual global teams. Here, you will develop your own vision for the skills and competencies that you need to develop, as well as strategies that you can use to manage and lead virtual cross-cultural teams effectively.

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Define the concept of a virtual team and summarize its key advantages.
  • Appreciate the level of diversity that global virtual teams exhibit.
  • Comprehend challenges that virtual teams face in the 21st century.
  • Formulate strategies for managing virtual teams.
  • Assess your competencies, skills, and experiences to become an effective leader of virtual teams.


  • Must be 18 or older

Refund Policy

You will have 24 hours, or until you receive your completion certificate, to request a full refund after purchase, whichever comes first. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Faculty Bio


  • Defining Virtual Teams

    This lesson defines the concept of virtual teams and the key characteristics of virtual teams, including the challenge of culture, trends related to remote work arrangements, and the main advantages of virtual teams.

  • Analyzing Challenges

    This lesson presents key challenges that virtual cross-cultural teams face in the 21st century, including those that relate to differences in culture, geographical dispersion, irresponsible use of technologies, and lack of motivation.

  • Managing Diversity

    This lesson examines aspects of cultural diversity on the team and how to manage this diversity for the best of all participants, while ensuring that the virtual team functions both effectively and efficiently. We will explore various types of bias that stand in the way of healthy communication, discuss cultural mistakes and conflicts, and focus on ethics as the core issue in managing cross-cultural teams. .

  • Building Collaboration

    This lesson addresses key strategies that leaders can employ to build healthy collaboration within virtual teams.

  • Assessing Competencies

    Now that we've evaluated essential areas related to self-care and learned about the necessary internal and external conditions for self-care! It's time to develop a plan.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.

Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development course offers content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and a final assessment. Within 180 days of the course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:

  1. Complete all content in each micro-course,
  2. Achieve 80% or higher for the final assessment,
  3. Complete the end of course evaluation, and
  4. Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.

Disclosure Statement

The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.

While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.


Practical Skills

Practical Skills

Gain knowledge from credible academic research and extensive cross-cultural leadership experiences of the author.

Case Study Analysis

Case Study Analysis

Examine hypothetical scenarios that navigate key challenges and apply best practices covered.

Cultural and Leadership Competencies

Cultural and Leadership Competencies

Learn leadership and cultural competencies to resolve real-life challenges.


Micro-Course Badge

Micro-Course Badge in Managing Virtual Cross-Cultural Teams

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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Who is this for

  • Managers of virtual, cross-cultural teams
  • Business owners and leadership