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Do you need help training and developing your workforce for maximum performance? Our consultants provide a wide range of training and coaching services, including leadership skills, legal compliance, HR, and helping employees master new technologies and learning management strategies.

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Employee Training & Development with Employers Council

To grow an organization, you have to invest in the people growing it. Providing training and development for employees is a way to attract top talent and retain it. It's an investment that grows in value over time. Employers Council's Organizational Development and Learning team trains over 25,000 employees per year in a wide range of professional development areas and in a wide range of formats. ​

An Investment in Training and Devel​opment Can Yield Higher Engagement and Profitability​

Expert Training in a Variety of Formats

By offering over 300 distinct classes at a variety of times throughout the year and in multiple locations, Employers Council trains over 25,000 employees of our members each year. Employers Council offers training in leadership skills, from first line supervisors to managers to the C-suite, HR skills, employment law, and technology, in addition to numerous other classes.  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 members of Employers Council and offered in our offices or online. In addition, virtually any of the classes offered in our catalog 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.
  • 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.
  • Webinars – Our webinars offer the most flexibility on timing and attendance. Pre-recorded webinars can be viewed at any time and absorbed at your own pace. Live webinars allow for an unlimited number of attendees and sometimes include an option for Q&A. We'll also provide you with access to the recording, so you can revisit the topic as many times as you'd like.
  • 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. Learn more about our employment law and HR conferences.

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.

​Interested in how to make the most out of online training? Here are some tips on making an online learning experience as beneficial as possible from our Organizational Development and Learning team. 

Training by Topic

​HR Training and Certifications

Employers Council offers training to stay on top of the latest developments in HR best practices and employment law, and classes to help prepare for certifications that can grow your expertise and your career. 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.

Employers Council also offers the Employment Law Update Conference, the Employers Summit, and the Public Employers Human Resources Conference each year to help HR professionals stay up-to-date on changing laws and effective HR best practices.

Learn More About our Annual Conferences

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.

Learn more about our legal compliance training offerings

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.

Explore our Leadership and Management Training

​Payroll Training

​Employers Council offers payroll training and extensive payroll resources to its members. Our training and resources have been updated to address 2019 payroll topics such as:

  • 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:

To train your employees on the best ways to manage payroll, and to stay compliant with changes to payroll, explore our training catalog and select 'payroll' to view our payroll training offerings.

Training Needs An​alysis

​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 offers a training needs analysis to help identify the largest skills gaps and potential for an investment in training. Our analysis includes:

  • ​Diagnostic discussion
  • Job analysis
  • Program implementation

Learn more about a training needs analysis from Employers Council.

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:

  • Denison 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
  • Open space technology

Learn more about how Employers Council Can Help you with Organizational Development


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



How does training help retain employees?

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​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?​​

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Who We Serve

We serve employers of all sizes by responding to requests for assistance with timely, considered advice and providing all the tools necessary to attract, hire, train, and retain the best possible workforce.


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Employers Council is more than 200 legal and HR professionals with experience and expertise in every facet of human resources and employment law. We are easily accessible and well equipped to address your issues.



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