New online training for businesses and charities as lockdown lifts

News | Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020

The University of York has added new courses to its programme of free online training for businesses and charities preparing for the easing of covid lockdown restrictions.

Over 200 people have taken part in training so far. The courses were first set up at the height of the virus to help businesses deal with the economic consequences of the crisis.


Now, new courses such as Supporting Return to Work and Leading in Uncertainty have been added as employers gear up for the re-opening of retail and office premises.

“We are constantly adding to our portfolio of training to reflect the changing needs of the city and its workforce,” explained Anna Hastie, Head of Continuing Professional Development at the University. “We’ve had a fantastic response to the training so far with a range of organisations including marketing companies and building suppliers all signing up for courses ranging from coaching and mentoring to managing change.


“Lifting lockdown restrictions presents new challenges and we are adapting our online training to reflect this - we are also happy to respond to requests for training in specific areas.”

The courses, most around an hour long, offer a mix of live and pre-recorded content developed by University staff and tutors.

The training is part of a package of support offered by the University to help the city and the wider region respond and recover.

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I really enjoyed the interaction and activities of the workshop and hearing about the challenges other organisations are experiencing too. Highly recommend to anyone who is supporting their organisation through change.

Lee Newbold, Benenden Health.

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