AAU Academy Executive Course

Hybrid Office Management

Managing a winning team in a hybrid work environment.  

30 Years of Education
Track Executive
Instructor Tomáš Klvaňa
Date - - -
Format Two-day workshop
Delivery On-site
Price 13,490 CZK
Language English

Course Description

The future of work, post-pandemic, is already looking different. Increasingly, it will combine office/workplace work with remote work based on the needs and strategies of any given company.  

This course shows leaders (managers and entrepreneurs) how to introduce and foster the environment of psychological safety and secure base to increase the innovative potential and entrepreneurial spirit of workers in the complex hybrid work environment. It will introduce a remote collaboration software platform to enable complex management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to introduce and foster an environment of psychological safety
  • Find out how to secure base to increase the innovative potential and entrepreneurial spirit of workers in the complex hybrid work environment
  • Get acquainted with a remote collaboration software platform to enable complex management.


The workshop combines lecture sessions, discussions, model exercises and tests.  It uses methods of design-thinking, and a combination of in-class learning, with interaction between participants and the instructor, with work on a modern online platform which supplements classes and enables cooperation between individuals and teams.

Schedule and Course Content

For a detailed course schedule and content, please download the Course Outline.

Day 1 Outline

Morning Session (3 hours)

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Safe environment and leadership
  • Case study: Aviation safety
  • Focused discussion

Afternoon Session (3 hours)

  • Modeling leader behavior: Setting the stage and inviting participation
  • Framing failure
  • Focused Discussion
  • Quiz & Review

Day 2 Outline

Morning Session (3 hours)

  • Model exercise on framing failure
  • Modeling leader behavior: Responding productively
  • Experiential exercise: Reframing boss’s behavior
  • Case study: VW Diesel emissions scandal Quiz

Afternoon Session (3 hours)

  • Focused discussion: Sharpening the forehand, or working on the backhand? Level 5 leadership
  • Leadership self-assessment
  • Creating a resilient organization

Materials & Lunch Break

Handouts will be provided at the start of class. Lunch will be provided for all participants at Café des Taxis.

Your Instructor

AAU Academy Instructor, Executive and Personal Advancement Courses
Senior International Management Consultant 

Dr. Klvaňa was a Shorenstein Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University (2003). In 2012 he received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Klvaňa served as the Press Spokesperson and Policy Adviser for President of the Czech Republic, Special Government Envoy for Communications of the Missile Defense Program, and between 2005 and 2010 he worked in various CSR and Regulatory Management functions with British American Tobacco in London, Hamburg, Prague and Brussels. He is also a co-founder of the Aspen Institute Prague.He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota in the U.S. (1997) and an M. A. from Charles University in the Czech Republic. Currently, he is a senior international management consultant and a leadership coach, and an instructor at the AAU Academy. He is a co-founder and managing partner of a Singapore-based start-up, Extend My Runway.

See what our students have to say

We do almost all of our projects in small international teams, and we work together like we would in a business company and synergize our different ideas. There's flexibilities to meet with teachers outside of class, and ask them questions, not just specifically things we learn in the class.

Ann Connolly
Business Administration, United States of America

AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.

Anastasia Mezenina
Business Administration, Russian Federation

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