Training and Development Events


We continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus as lockdown restrictions are being eased.

As part of our actions to minimise risk, our face-to-face training and events programme has been cancelled for the remainder of this academic year.

We are pleased to now offer remote training, as detailed below.

Please contact us at to check future availability.

In the meantime our Consultants are continuing to deliver consultancy, advice, support and training remotely.


Our training and special events influence thinking and develop ways of introducing improvements to people management practice, and are aimed at encouraging the sharing of ideas and thinking between ECC members.

All our events are delivered by our experienced consultants and guest speakers. ECC members can book two complimentary places on any of our one-day nationally advertised events and Annual Conference.  Our networking events are free to members, and our training can be delivered in-house to meet your specific needs, timing and location.


Introduction to Role Analysis:

Provides comprehensive training in the key stages of the role analysis process and essential skills necessary to use HERA or FEDRA to analyse roles in your organisation.  The course enables new users and those looking for refresher training to make full use of the ECC documentation and software.

This training is aimed at potential role analysts and members of validation/appeals panels.


20 and 21 April 2021 - e-Learning Event

15 and 16 June 2021 - e-Learning Event


Streamlining Role Analysis Processes Development Day

The development day, which is aimed at trained experienced role analysts and ECC On-line users, will help you to streamline local processes, explore how to use ECC Online more effectively and to consider the pros and cons of using generic role profiles for role mapping. 

Dates to be confirmed


Health and WELL-BEING  Virtual Events  

Our Health and Well-being workshops seek to support HR in effectively managing the workplace well-being of their organisation’s staff, covering topics such as age, menopause, and mental health.

These workshops are coordinated and facilitated by ECC and with speakers from Age Scotland, Leeds MIND and the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion.

The full programme can be found here.


Gendered Wellbeing: Managing Menopause at Work - 26th April 2021 (event now fully booked)


Pay/Labour Market Data - Development Day

This development day offers a practical grounding on the basics of the pay/labour market data. The intended audience is those will little or no previous knowledge of pay/labour market data, including international pay.

The full programme can be found here.


26 May 2021 - Virtual Event


Making the most of ECC Online Reports

This one day training offers the experienced HERA trained Role Analyst an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the potential uses of ECC Online reports.

The day will cover the following topics:

  • Working 'smarter' with ECC Online and using reports to:
    • Ensure consistency between Role Analysts;
    • Review and develop Job Descriptions and Person Specifications;
    • Support organisational Recruitment, Probation and Review processes;
    • Develop an use generic role profiles.


Dates to be confirmed


Pay and Grading Event  (this series of events is now fully booked)

In this climate of unprecedented economic and organisational change, robust reward and pay practices are essential to sustain employee engagement and morale. ECC’s Grading, Pay and Reward series is provided at no charge to members. These sessions will provide you with:

  • legal and practical advice in relation to changing your graded pay structure.
  • a clear methodology underpinned by the HERA (Higher Education Role Analysis) and FEDRA (Further Education Development and Role Analysis) tools.
  • an opportunity to review your reward practices to ensure they meet future organisational needs. 

The events take place online on:

Session 1: The drivers and scope for change

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 10am to 1pm

Session 2: Moving to a new graded pay structure: Legal and practical considerations

Wednesday 24 March, 10am – 1pm

Session 3: Methods for reviewing and redesigning your graded pay structure

Wednesday 14 April 2021, 10am to 1pm

Session 4: Future-proofing your pay and reward practices

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 10am to 1pm

The series will be delivered in four sessions over a two-month period by ECC Consultants with input from Eversheds Sutherland, UCEA and other expert speakers.

These events are designed to follow on from each other to form a comprehensive overview of the why and how of changing graded pay structures. We ask that participants attend all four sessions.

Aimed at HR Directors, Deputy HR Directors, Reward Managers and HR Partners/Generalists with pay and reward within their remit.


ECC Members can send up to two delegates to each event free of charge

Event booking form