Master Remote Work Professional Certificate Course Informational Webinar

Do you want a higher income, lower stress level, advancement opportunities, and better work–life balance? Learn about the skills needed to work remotely with a free one-hour introduction to the Rural Online Initiative (ROI), a master remote work professional online certification series with the University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension). 

The “Rural Online Initiative” (ROI) launches a pilot program on October 7th for Missouri residents. This program is being provided by University of Missouri Extension in conjunction with Utah State Extension to help residents develop the skills needed to successfully compete for remote employment. With a growth rate of over 159% since 2005, remote work presents a new opportunity for many professionals to access jobs outside of their communities. Some of the top remote career fields include jobs in medical and health fields, computer and customer service. However, the skills and tools needed to successfully work remotely are different than traditional office-based employment. This course will help you develop the skills and master those tools, including learning how to set up a remote work space, coordinate a virtual meeting, productivity and time management methods, elements of workflow as well as tools such as Trello and Slack.

Learn about:

  • Online training tools 

  • Remote job search resources 

  • Access to higher paying jobs

  • Scholarships for skill development 

  • Connecting with other remote workers 

Information and 2020 dates for the full certification program will be discussed in the webinar.


Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 12 to 1 p.m.

Location: Online, via Zoom 

Cost: Free 

Register: Click here

Deadline to register: Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Facilitated by: Michelle M. Kroll 

Michele Kroll has served over 28 years with the MU Extension including a brief stint at North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She has held several positions during her tenure. Michele is a remote worker certification coach and produces data-driven decision making for local government officials and communities. Other areas of Michele's expertise include leadership, online learning, teaching, instructional design and mobile learning technologies. Michele has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Master of Science in Extension Education from the University of Missouri, a Graduate Certificate as an Online Educator from the University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), an Education Specialist Degree with an online educator focus from the University Of Missouri Columbia- SISLT Learning Technologies and Design and a Master Remote Work Professional Certification. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Missouri Columbia-  Learning Technologies and Design. 

University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. 




Date of Event: 
Jul 23 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm