The first pilot training on virtual collaboration will start on September 9th 2011. During this training the participants will develop their skills as virtual team workers and facilitators. The course will consist of three training modules – two virtual meetings and one face-to-face meeting in Amsterdam. Between the meetings the participants will collaborate asynchronously in virtual working groups. During the course the participants will explore their virtual competencies and analyse the organizational readiness of their institutions. They will identify the main differences between virtual and face-to-face communication and develop their own individual combination of both ways.