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Do you need help training and developing your workforce for maximum performance? Our consultants provide a wide range of training topics including leadership skills, legal compliance, and HR.​


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Expert Training in a Variety of Formats

Employers Council trains over 25,000 people each year. Employers Council offers training in the areas of leadership, HR, and employment law. We not only offer our scheduled catalog courses and recurring annual conferences, but we also develop briefing sessions on the new, cutting edge issues that arise. We can teach the class curriculum as offered in the catalog, or we can work with you to customize the curriculum to meet your specific needs by combining aspects of various different class offerings.

Classes are open to both members and non-members of Employers Council and offered in our offices or online. In addition, classes offered can be taught at your location. 

Visit our training catalog  to explore classes that may be of interest to you.

Here are the formats we offer training in:

  • In Person – Whether you come to an Employers Council office, or you'd like us to come to you, we offer in person training throughout the year. The opportunity to interact with an experienced instructor in person often provides the highest learning potential. Questions can be answered on the spot, and workshops and in person exercises give you an opportunity to network and learn from your peers.
  • Virtual Instructor Led  Virtual Instructor Led classes combine the best of instructor-​led training with the convenience and flexibility of an on-demand learning format allowing employees, across multiple locations to attend the same training session.
  • Online – Online class offerings help you save on the expenses and mental overhead of commuting and provide a lot more flexibility for attendance. We can accommodate more people in an online course, so you don't have to worry about spots filling up. This format of class still includes a live component for exercises, online networking, workshops, and Q&A.
  • Conferences - Employers Council host a number of conferences to help executives, managers, administrators, legal staff, and HR professionals stay up-to-date on the latest industry best practices and changes in employment law that can affect their workplace.

Training at Employers Council is offered in these different formats to accommodate your budget and schedule. Our training and development experts match the format to the style of learning that leads to the highest retention, so that even if you can't attend a live training or conference, our pre-recorded online webinars are beneficial investments of your time.

Training by Topic

​HR Training and Certifications

Employers Council offers training to stay on top of the latest developments in HR. Certification can be a deciding factor when an individual is being considered for an internal promotion or a position with a new employer. Employers Council's preparation for your PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification comes from instructors have taken and passed the tests.

Legal Compliance Training

No matter how large or small your organization is, there are a variety of federal and state workplace laws you are required to comply with. Violation of these laws can cost you thousands of dollars in fees and lead to a high volume of employee turnover, and, as an organization grows, these regulations become more complex.

Employers Council offers legal compliance training to keep your HR department and attorneys up-to-date on the latest changes in employment law so you can avoid unintentional infractions.

Executive Leadership and Management Training

Leaders don't just manage employees. Effective leaders create a culture where those they manage can thrive, and, ultimately, effective leaders create more leaders. From first line supervisors to managers to the C-suite, Employers Council has training to help improve the leadership skills of the individuals who guide your organization through a blend of leadership theory and practical application.

​Payroll Training

​Employers Council offers payroll training and extensive payroll resources to its members. Topics include:

  • State and local withholding
  • New Hire reporting requirements
  • Recordkeeping
  • Much more

Additionally, our payroll training and resources contain updated guidance on other components of employee compensation, including:

  • Garnishments
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Wage Assignments
  • State payroll taxes
  • Much more

Payroll tax changes due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are in full effect. The following IRS links are helpful to ensure 2019 payroll runs smoothly:

​If you are not sure where to start, or simply want to ensure your training budget is spent in the most effective manner, Employers Council is happy to assist. Contact us at training&events@employerscouncil.org​ to help identify the largest skills gaps and potential for an investment in training. 


Organizational Development Consultin​g

A healthy organization operates efficiently, profitably, and stays relevant amidst changing industry standards and technological innovation. Our organizational development (OD) consultants partner with you to integrate your organizational mission into your day-to-day business practices, so you can fully realize your strategic objectives. Just as you develop leaders, you must develop your organization as a whole. We view your workplace from a systems perspective and advise you on the processes that would improve its basic functions and operations, helping you implement the changes you choose. 

 

We can help refine your strategic direction in several ways:

  • Culture Assessment
  • Vision/mission/values/norms facilitation
  • Change management
  • Business operations review
  • Initiative planning and implementation coaching.

Employers Council can also assist in improving group functions:

  • Group level assessments
  • Team/group facilitation
  • Conflict management skills
  • Mediation of conflicts
  • Team building
  • Group process consultation

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Strong Training Foundation

“Have been working with Employers Council for over 20 years between two different organizations. Educational training programs have always been excellent and have many times helped me earn credits towards keeping my SPHR. Also when advice or extra help is needed, the response and assistance has been excellent. Keep up the good work."

Jane Smith, HR Assistant

​Help with Reorganizing

“A while ago, Arapahoe Library District improved its processes.  This led to a significant restructuring.  It was a complex undertaking, and both HR and legal issues needed to be identified and then addressed.  We called Employers Council.  They explained the legal issues that could arise, then they helped us develop a decision framework to make determinations about future staffing that was beneficial to our process and legally sound.  Finally, they helped us with training once the changes were made.  This was a challenging time, and knowing Employers Council could be there to help was comforting to us."

Caroline Heinselman, HR Director

​Rich Training and Coaching Experience

“My richly rewarding experience with Employers Council's Nonprofit Leadership Institute and the personal insights from my executive coaching transformed the way I look at myself and my organization. I can now better visualize the leader I want to be and how to recognize the strengths each individual brings to the organization. And my amazing classmates are people I now count as friends and colleagues."

​Kevin Bommer, Deputy Director

 

FAQs

How does training help retain employees?

https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2019/01/28/employee-training-retention/

Can training help prevent legal issues?

https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2018/08/13/training-is-better-than-lawyering-up/

​Do you offer harassment training?

Yes! https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2018/04/23/new-online-demand-harassment-training/

​How do I make the most of online training?

Here are some tips on making an online learning experience as beneficial as possible from our Organizational Development and Learning team.

How is a leader different from a manager or supervisor?

A leader is someone who has a set of skills and abilities that allows them to guide the organization through internal and external changes, while managers and supervisors manage day-to-day operations including organizing, staffing, executing, coaching, and other items.

​How does HR create value for the business in economic terms?

https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2017/01/24/q-a-how-does-hr-create-value-for-the-business-in-economic-terms/​​

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