Employer Engagement (sold-out)

​Employer Engagement


Dates: 18 May 2023. This course is now sold out. To enquire about future training dates, please contact Zak.Palmer@Centreformentalhealth.org.uk

Timings: 09:30 – 16:30 with regular breaks and one hour for lunch

Delivered: Live online via Zoom

Price: £210 + VAT per person (£252 total)


About this course


If you don’t feel confident about approaching employers, then you are not alone! Employer engagement is considered the most daunting aspect of the role by many employment specialists.

This course teaches techniques and skills in how to approach employers and build relationships to enable you to develop jobs on behalf of your IPS clients. 

This course is ideal for anyone supporting people with mental health conditions into employment including employment specialists, supervisors, occupational therapists and vocational support workers.

The training will cover:

  • What is employer engagement and why we do it
  • Small vs large businesses
  • Planning your engagement
  • Developing your introduction to employers
  • How to use the “three cups of tea” method effectively
  • Role play activities to practice and develop your introductory statement
  • How to talk about the benefits of your IPS service to employers
  • How to progress meetings onto the next stage
  • Job placement vs job development
  • Managing employers’ concerns via role play scenarios 
  • Sharing personal information with employers (disclosure)

“I felt that the training was excellent today. It covered all aspects of employer engagement today and I learnt bits from all areas.”


Payment methods


We accept payment by invoice only.

Cancellation policy


Any confirmed booking which is subsequently cancelled by the delegate or their organisation within less than 2 weeks’ notice is subject to full payment. Cancellation with less than 3 weeks’ notice is subject to 50% payment. In the unlikely event that Centre for Mental Health needs to cancel a course, delegates will be offered a guaranteed place on the next available course or a full refund. To this effect we advise delegates to book refundable travel and accommodation.

Completion of the booking form indicates your acceptance of these terms.

How to book


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For more Information please contact:


Zak Palmer

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