It may not be business as usual because of Covid-19, but at ACM Training we passionately believe that working from home, social distancing and self-isolation shouldn’t mean it can’t be training as usual. That’s why we’ve already converted many of our most popular face-to-face workshops into online courses and we’re busy authoring more - so you can continue to learn and, let’s be honest, we can continue to earn.
That said, we appreciate many of you have been made redundant, furloughed or financially affected in some other way by the pandemic which is why we’re offering many our online courses free of charge. To qualify for this special offer simply email us and we’ll send you your personal 100% discount code.
ACM has been providing media, communication and organisational development training to a wide range of clients from the government, corporate and voluntary sectors since 1995. So it’s our 25th birthday this year although singing "happy birthday to us" twice while washing our hands isn’t how we expected to be celebrating! We had something altogether grander planned for our 12,500 individual delegates and 2,500 corporate clients. But what the heck? Think of the offer as our gift to you!
CAN PAY DO PAY
All we ask is that if you or your organisation can pay you do pay because we’re determined to be around as a company for our 26th birthday. Our self-guided online courses start at under £10. And our fully interactive, tutored courses are under £50 per module – much less if all the modules are booked at once – which buys you small groups (12 is the usual maximum), live facilitation and the same knowledgeable, friendly and engaging trainers that run our face-to-face workshops.
ZOOM, WEBEX, SKYPE, GOOGLE MEET, MICROSOFT TEAMS...
We use a range of platforms to deliver our live, interactive and facilitator-led training. Our first choice is Zoom because we reckon it's the easiest for non-techy trainees to get to grips with. But we know some organisations are concerned about its security so, within reason, we're happy to use whatever system you choose. And because we want your training to be as effective as possible, we offer free familiarisation sessions. They’re your chance to chat to our trainers, explore our approach and test the technology. We call them Free Taster Tuesdays because, well, they're on a Tuesday and - you get the picture - they're free...
NOT INTO THE BOOM ZOOM?
We absolutely get that not everybody wants the full-on, interactive experience of a virtual training room – even without the coughs and sneezes; that some of you would much rather learn at your own pace, in your own time, in private. So we’re also offering a series of how-to videos – each one in the box set short enough not to induce screen blindness or deep vein thrombosis. If at any point you’d like a bit of supplementary one-to-one help from our trainers then you only have to ask.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT'S ALL OVER?
One thing’s for sure – we'll continue to offer online training. When the time is right we’ll also schedule face-to-face workshops once again (and reschedule those that we postponed). You’ll see we’re being optimistic and we’ve got a partial programme running from mid-summer. This, of course, may have to change. Which is why we give you our coronavirus guarantee: that if for public health reasons you can’t attend or your workshop is postponed then your place is transferrable free of charge to a future date or can be converted to an online session. For many of our more popular courses there will be several dates to choose from up to six months or more ahead so you should be able to find a suitable alternative. And if you can’t? Your money back. Guaranteed.
Taster Tuesdays are your chance to chat to our trainers, explore our approach and test the technology - all for free - before you buy an online course from ACM Training.
You need to register in advance to attend a taster session.
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