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.

The e-Learing events will be held from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm on day one, and from 1 pm to 3.30 pm on day two.

7 and 8 December 2021 - e-Learning Event (FULLY BOOKED)

7 and 8 March 2022 - e-Learning Event

21 June 2022 - London


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. 

The e-Learing events will be held from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm on day one, and from 1 pm to 3.30 pm on day two. (timings subject to change)

9 and 10 May 2022


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 will be available shortly.


Overcoming the challenges of managing mental health and well-being remotely - 3 November 2021 (10 am to 3 pm)

Gendered Wellbeing: Managing Menopause at Work - 23 March 2022 (9.30 am to 12.30 pm)

Managing Age in the Workforce – 26 April 2022 (9.30 am to 12.30 pm)

Overcoming the challenges of managing mental health and well-being remotely - 19 May 2022 (10 am to 3 pm)


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.


16 February 2022 - 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  

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 1 December 2021, 10am to 1pm

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

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 1 pm to 4 pm

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

Wednesday 18 January 2022, 10am to 1pm

Session 4: Future-proofing your pay and reward practices

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 10am to 1pm



The series will be delivered by ECC Consultants with input from Eversheds Sutherland, Incomes Data Research 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

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