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Employer Training Programme

What you need to know

Employer Training Programme   Employer training sessions for July/August 2021.

•  New webinars now available 
•  Convenient online sessions
•  FREE & can be credited to CPD

Register Now - select a webinar topic below and click "Register Now"

With our employer training programme currently suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, we are now be providing a number of training sessions as online webinars. These will focus on a number of important equality issues for employers and will expand to cover additional topics over the coming months.

Paul Oakes, Manager of the Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team said, "We are looking forward to delivering these new webinars which are aimed at both the private and public sectors. Equality considerations apply to employers of all sizes and it's important that they know their responsibilities and rights, to safeguard their business, staff and customers by complying with the law."

Please note: These webinars are based on Northern Ireland equality law and are therefore of relevance, primarily, to employers and service-providers who employ staff in Northern Ireland or who provide services there.

Fair employment monitoring workshops


These session will advise employers on how to comply with their legislative duty to collate and retain monitoring information for inclusion in the annual monitoring return.

Session overview:

  • Discuss completion of the annual monitoring return
  • Address employer queries

Workshops are limited to 15 places, book now to avoid disappointment.

Tues 27 July, 9:30am - 11am

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  Wed 4 August, 9:30am - 11am Online webinar BOOK NOW
  Wed 18 August, 2pm - 3:30pm Online webinar BOOK NOW
  Tues 7 September, 9:30am - 11am Online webinar BOOK NOW
  Tues 21 September, 9:30am - 11am
Thurs 7 October, 9:30am - 11am
Tues 19 October, 2pm - 3:30pm
Thurs 11 November, 9:30am - 11am
Wed 24 November, 2pm - 3:30am
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*You can request to be on our reserve list. We will notify you of any cancellations and can run additional sessions if there is sufficient demand

Public Sector Webinar: Section 75 Duties and Equality Assessments

The Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team will be running a webinar for those who already have a basic knowledge and understanding of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and its key concepts. The event will take place on Tuesday 17 August 2021, 10am-11:15am


This session will explain how screening should be conducted, using practical examples of real policies. Session overview:

  • Why Screen-link to equality scheme commitments?
  • When, how and by whom should screening be undertaken?
  • Screening and equality impact assessment
  • Challenging the myths around screening
  • Good Practice Screening
  • Summary of our S75 advice on screening and EQIA's (pdf, 409kb)

If you have any reasonable adjustment requests please include them when booking your place. If you require assistance to book your place please contact Roisin Kelly at or phone 02890 500636.



Please contact the employer training team on 028 90 890 888 or email
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