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Negotiation for Remote Work

This course was designed to prepare you for a successful negotiation with your employer (i.e., boss, manager, supervisor, etc.) regarding your workplace arrangements. By completing the five modules in this course, you will develop a strong bargaining position in your negotiation for remote, or more flexible work arrangements--thus increasing the likelihood of converting your existing job to remote. This self-paced course is designed to supplement the Remote Online Initiative’s Certified Remote Work Professional online course, but is not a perquisite to enrolling. However, it is highly recommended if your existing job is compatible with remote work. The Negotiation for Remote Work course will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

Course Overview


Module 1: Introduction

Overview of the course, its objectives, and your role as both a student and a negotiator.


Module 2: Myths of negotiating remote or flexible work arrangements

Learn that negotiating for workplace flexibility is about more than the ‘when’ and ‘where’ you do your work.


Module 3: Five steps to a successful negotiation

Develop your individual plan for successfully negotiating remote work arrangements with your employer by following five simple steps.


Module 4: Will remote work stick?

Learn why remote work is here to stay and why there has never been a more favorable time to negotiate for more flexibility with your employer.


Module 5: Conclusion

In this module, we will review key learnings from the course and identify next steps in negotiating your remote work arrangements.



Course Fees

Course Start Date Course Fee Description
Ongoing/Open Enrollment     $25/Student Standard admission fee for in-state and out-of-state students.  

FAQ's about the Course

The course fee is $25/participant.

Yes! You can sign up for the course at any time and complete it at your own pace.

This self-paced course takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

  1. Apply & pay for the course.
  2. Within the next 3 business days, you will be sent an email invitation to access the course. 
  3. Begin the modules. 

The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. To successfully complete the course, you will need to do all of the following:
  1. Complete all of the modules, including any assignments contained within each module
  2. Pass each assessment with a minimum score of 80 percent

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