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FREE: HR & Leadership Essentials

Thursday 9th May, 14:00 - 16:30



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Perfect for the time poor manager, this highly interactive micro-session will equip busy line managers with the HR and leadership basics.



The event will be split into two sessions, covering both HR essentials and leadership essentials, each presented by a training specialist in that area.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership essentials will look at tools and techniques to help you manage your time, motivate your team, and delegate effectively.

HR Essentials

During this session we will cover key HR topics such which contract to use and understanding employment status. Fiendishly difficult and all too easy to to get wrong, we will get to grips with why the employment status of individuals you engage matters, and the contract options available to you as a business. We will also touch on the must-have HR policies you need in your business, and the ones that will protect you when things go pear-shaped.


14:00Networking & refreshments
14.30Shona Neish discusses leadership essentials
15:30Sarah Loates discusses HR essentials


ParkingFree on-site and on-street parking
RefreshmentsFree hot drinks & pastries provided


If you found the topics covered in this bite-size taster session to be of interest and would like to explore them in more depth, then our trainers would be happy to arrange full-day courses to meet your requirements.


This event will be co-presented by Shona Neish from Neish Consultancy and Sarah Loates from Loates HR Training.

Shona Neish

Shona has been running Neish Consultancy, a Leadership Training and Coaching Company since 2011 and has over 20 years’ experience in a Global Blue Chip Company designing and delivering training and organisation interventions. Her interactive and fun style encourages a great learning environment and her interventions are results focused, bringing to the fore her own knowledge and that of her participants. Learning is always implemented by discussions on how to implement learning in a practical way back in the workplace ensuring that the leaders behaviour becomes embedded in their day to day life. By being results focused, client achievement is Shona’s priority.

Sarah Loates

Sarah is the founder and lead trainer of Loates HR Training, which provides practical HR & employment law courses for business owners and managers. She is also is the founder of 5-star rated HR consultancy Loates HR Consultancy, and a practising senior HR consultant with over 20 years of experience across a wide range of company types and industry sectors. Sarah's considerable personal hands-on HR expertise allows her to adopt a practical and business-focussed approach within her training. As a result, she is able to bring theory to life with numerous interesting real-world examples, and show you the best ways to effectively deal with the types of tricky HR and employment law issues that you're actually likely to face in practice. And since Sarah is a current CIPD trainer, and has also taught at several local universities, she knows how to deliver engaging courses that fully involve participants through practical exercises, case studies, and Q&A sessions. No ‘death by PowerPoint’ here.

Bite-Size Tasters: Free HR Training & Free Leadership Training

Bite-Size Tasters: Free HR Training & Free Leadership Training

We know that training is a big investment for SMEs, and so choosing a suitable provider can consequently seem quite a gamble if you aren't already familiar with the quality of the trainers that will be delivering it.

That's why we've teamed up with a number of our training partners to showcase what we can all do with these no-risk bite-size 'try-before-you-buy' taster events.

We want to highlight the types of topics we deal with, let you see in person exactly how knowledgeable and experienced our trainers are, and demonstrate how good they are at being able to deliver complex information in an accessible and entertaining way.

So, yes, you've read the price right, these taster sessions are completely FREE!

And you get FREE refreshments!

What have you got to lose?

Come and see for yourself exactly how we can help you.


Thursday 9th May
14:00 - 16:30
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Loates HR Training
Darley Abbey Mills
Derby,DE22 1DZ
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01332 460 890


Loates HR Training
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