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Acas training courses are now available in both face to face and digital formats. Call our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, for more information about our training or fill in our enquiry form. Delegates attending face to face events will receive Covid safety guidance following registration.

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Acas events on -- All Topics -- in the North West region

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29 June 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Full
Managing discipline and grievance

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Manchester
4 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers - digital event

According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in six employees experience mental ill health each year. Whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work related, managers need to know how to address it.

This in-depth event has been specifically designed for managers, providing them with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and effectively manage mental health within their teams.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours. The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 4th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 5th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
12 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.



Digital via Zoom
13 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Hybrid working: getting it right - digital event

The landscape of work has changed dramatically since the global pandemic forced many workers into homeworking. 

Countless recent studies indicate that, post pandemic, many employees will continue to balance working remotely with attending the workplace – a hybrid working approach. 



Digital via Zoom
18 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Full
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.



You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Manchester
19 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.
This event is nearly full

Holiday Inn, Liverpool
20 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.
This event is nearly full

Lancaster
21 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Full
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Blackpool
25 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Recruitment, selection and induction - digital event

Most employers appreciate that the success of their business is dependent on their staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and skills, and then retaining them, requires knowledge and expertise.

This 3-hour digital event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective, fair and lawful recruitment process.



Digital via Zoom
25 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Conducting investigations - digital event

This digital event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 25th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 26th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
27 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.



A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use in their workplace.
This event is nearly full

Manchester
28 July 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Sexual harassment in the workplace (England & Wales) - digital event

Your workplace should be somewhere your staff feel valued, safe and treated with dignity and respect. However, recent statistics and media coverage report that sexual harassment in the workplace is a widespread problem. 

This 3-hour digital event has been designed to help you engage with your workforce and raise awareness of the issue. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to address a situation should one arise in your workplace.


Digital via Zoom
1 August 2022
13:30 - 16:30
HR for beginners - digital event

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 1st of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 2nd of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
3 August 2022
13:30 - 16:30
TUPE: a practical guide to business transfers - digital event

This digital event will give you a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish, drawing upon current legislation and best practice.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 3rd of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 4th of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
9 August 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



This event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.


Manchester
10 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Management training for new managers - digital event

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 10th of August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 11th of August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
6 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Redundancy: getting it right - digital event

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.

This digital event outlines the legal responsibilities faced by employers managing redundancies. It will also focus on good practice at this challenging time. 



Digital via Zoom
7 September 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

One of the most challenging parts of managing performance is initiating conversations around sensitive topics.

This full day event will give you practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.



Manchester
7 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.



Digital via Zoom
9 September 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers

According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in six employees experience mental ill health each year. Whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work related, managers need to know how to address it.

This in-depth, full day event has been specifically designed for managers, providing them with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and effectively manage mental health within their teams.



Manchester
15 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
The Acas framework for effective leadership - digital event

Good leadership is essential to successfully manage an efficient and productive workplace.

This in-depth digital event will introduce you to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. 

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 15th of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 16th of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
19 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Management training for developing managers - digital event

This digital event will focus on the key skills needed to be an effective manager.

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 19th of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 20th of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
19 September 2022
13:30 - 15:30
Employment law update - digital event

The legal landscape and how it affects your workplace is constantly evolving. 

This 2 hour digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments - a key consideration for business planning. It includes information on new rules and regulations arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Digital via Zoom
26 September 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting investigations

This full day event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Manchester