Webinars

All our classroom-based programmes can be run as webinars instead. We’ve been running webinars on a regular basis for years now, for both UK and international audiences. We know how to make them work!

We take an approach to webinars that places the learning experience at the heart of our design. No longer the poor-relation of classroom learning, webinar sessions allow participants the opportunity through discussion, break-out sessions, practical role-plays and peer or facilitator feedback to experience a unique, targeted development intervention.

Session formats and duration are flexible, depending on the topic and client preferences.

Most sessions come with downloadable resources.

Sessions can be tailored to your precise requirements (including bespoke scenarios and incorporating reference to your internal policies and processes).

We recommend maximum group sizes of 12. If possible, we also recommend using Zoom as the webinar platform.

Click on a webinar title below for further details. Most sessions are bespoke for clients, so these are just a few ‘off-the-shelf’ options. 

Diversity and inclusion

This webinar is designed to support a proactive approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion. It covers the moral and legal aspects as well as the business case for diversity and inclusion – the importance of valuing individual differences at work and creating a positive working environment, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The webinar is supported by separate webinar sessions on ‘Harassment and bullying’ (which takes a deeper look at how to manage unacceptable behaviour at work), and ‘Breaking bias’.

Harassment and bullying

This webinar focuses on how to recognise and manage harassment and bullying in the workplace. It will increase participants’ confidence in managing behaviour proactively, informally as well as formally. It also encourages a preventative approach whereby expectations are clearly defined, roles and responsibilities are understood, and appropriate action taken to support a working environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect at work. The webinar can be tailored for an audience of employees or a mixed audience of managers and employees.

This webinar is complemented by separate webinar sessions on ‘Diversity and inclusion’ and ‘Breaking bias’.

Leading out of lockdown – a return to work toolkit

The Coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed our approach to business and government requirements to ensure we keep ourselves and our workers safe means the post-Covid economy will be a very different place.  Organisations need to be prepared with risk assessments ensuring their workplace is safe, as well as being aware of their duty of care to employees.

This interactive sixty-minute webinar aims to help business owners and managers navigate the health and safety as well as legal implications of the return from lockdown, ensuring they protect themselves and their employees for a safe and smooth return to the workplace.

Managing conduct

This webinar focuses on how to manage disciplinary issues effectively.

The emphasis is on the use of a structured approach, with problems identified early and managed positively and proactively. The session builds knowledge and confidence in handling these issues objectively, fairly and appropriately in line with internal policies / procedures, best practice and legal requirements.

This webinar can be complemented by separate sessions on ‘Workplace investigations’, ‘Managing capability’ and ‘Managing grievances’.

Managing grievances

This webinar focuses on how to manage grievances.

The emphasis is on the use of early resolution and taking a positive and preventative approach.

The session builds knowledge and confidence in handling employee concerns, complaints and grievances objectively, fairly and appropriately in line with internal policies / procedures and best practice.

This webinar can be complemented by separate sessions on ‘Managing conduct’ and ‘Managing capability’.

Managing performance capability

This webinar focuses on how to manage performance capability issues effectively.

The emphasis is on the use of a structured approach, with problems identified early and managed positively and proactively.

The session builds knowledge and confidence in handling these issues objectively, fairly and appropriately in line with internal policies / procedures, best practice and legal requirements.

This webinar can be complemented by separate sessions on ‘Managing conduct’ and ‘Managing ill-health and sickness’.

Performance management

These webinars focus on how to manage performance on a continual basis throughout the year. They cover the importance of setting clear objectives in partnership with employees, how to measure performance and how to ensure appraisals / performance development reviews (PDRs) add value. The sessions emphasise the benefits of holding regular performance conversations, giving effective feedback and nipping performance issues in the bud.

Recognising that there is a wide spectrum of individual performance, we also look at how to manage high performers, poor performers and the majority of performers in the middle, as well as how to deal with other challenging performance issues.

Getting your head around redundancy

Redundancy affects people differently. Naturally – it depends on the things that make us unique, our circumstances, experiences, personalities, career stages, our whole approach to life and work. For some of us work is a means to an end, for others it underpins our whole identity and self-esteem. For some it’s a threat, for others it’s an opportunity.

So, when we face redundancy we react differently. And the first thing we need to deal with is that reaction. We need to ‘get our head around it’. This participative virtual classroom session is designed to help you do just that.

Right-sizing and restructuring post Covid-19

The world of work will never be the same again – the Coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed our approach to business and government requirements to ensure we keep ourselves and our workers safe means the post-Covid economy will be a very different place.  As organisations grapple with what that means for them, how they should adapt and who should return to the workplace, they need to be aware of all the relevant employment law issues and the practical HR implications of any changes they may wish to make.

This interactive ninety-minute webinar aims to help HR professionals and senior managers through the key steps necessary to business recovery, so that they can restructure their organisations post Covid-19 whilst ensuring that plans are in line with employment law, practical and fair.

Managing ill-health and absence

These webinars are designed to provide managers and HR professionals with the knowledge and confidence to manage ill-health and sickness absence fairly and objectively in line with organisational policies. They focus on the importance of supporting employees using a positive and empathic approach as well as the need to take appropriate action to minimise impact at work. The webinars cover a range of topics including how to manage short-term persistent absence and long-term absence. They also cover particularly challenging issues such as managing disability, stress and mental health as well as adjustments to practice in relation to Covid-19 where appropriate.

The first webinar focuses on equipping the fundamentals of managing sickness and ill-health.

The second webinar gives an opportunity to apply the learning from the first webinar to a series of case studies on a range of challenging issues, as well as showing progression through the informal and formal stages of managing sickness. There is an option to extend the webinar to allow participants to prepare and conduct a return to work interview or review meeting in small groups.

Workplace investigations

This three-part webinar is designed to introduce participants to the knowledge and skills required for conducting investigations in the workplace. It will benefit all those, managers and HR professionals alike, who may be involved in a range of investigations, including:

  • Disciplinary investigations
  • Investigations into allegations of harassment / bullying
  • Grievance investigations, etc

The first webinar focuses on the key principles of investigations and sets the foundation for an effective, fair and robust investigation. The second session focuses on planning and conducting an investigation and gives practical guidance on a range of complex situations that may arise during an investigation. The final webinar is a highly practical case study-based simulation session.

See also some of the topics delivered as webinars under our sister brands, Maximum Performance and Maximum Coaching:

To discuss the possibility of running webinars for your organisation, whether ‘off-the-shelf’ or bespoke, give us a call on 01582 463462. We’re here to help!