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All Acas events in the North West region

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29 May 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Full
Practical skills for front line managers

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills.  The workshop objectives are



Describe how the role of supervisor fits into an organisation

Identify the skills needed to effectively communicate with all staff

Explain how to lead and motivate your team with effect

State your role in managing disciplinary and grievance issues



The training style includes interactive practical  scenarios, group discussions, case studies and practical sessions


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
30 May 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Flexible working - how to handle requests

Every employee has the statutory right to ask to work flexibly after 26 weeks employment service and employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request.



This event will look at the many different types of flexible working and the relevant law. We will also take you through the Acas code of practice on flexible working, as well as give you practical advice on handling requests.


Manchester
30 May 2018
13:00 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.

This event is nearly full

Manchester
1 June 2018
10:00 - 12:00 Nearly Full
General Data Protection Regulations: what employers need to know

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect in May 2018. This event will introduce you to the new regulations, from an employment perspective. We will outline the steps you need to take before these changes come into effect and will inform you about the tougher penalties for breach of the new rules. This event is nearly full

The Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle
5 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Mediation Skills for Managers

A practical course to provide the skills and information for managers to operate effectively within your organisation. This event is nearly full

Manchester
6 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Behaviours such as bullying, harassment and aggressive attitudes can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.

This event looks at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, the legal implications and employer responsibilities.
This event is nearly full

Manchester
6 June 2018
13:30 - 15:30 Full
General Data Protection Regulations: what employers need to know

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect in May 2018. This event will introduce you to the new regulations, from an employment perspective. We will outline the steps you need to take before these changes come into effect and will inform you about the tougher penalties for breach of the new rules. 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
7 June 2018
09:30 - 13:30
Lancashire Employment Network Forum

Join Acas and special guests for this half day network event, focused on unacceptable behaviours in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment.

Leyland Hotel, Lancashire
7 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Managing younger workers and apprentices

There are many benefits to employing younger workers. Getting younger workers trained and prepared for the full demands of the workplace is important for many organisations.



This event explores the range of issues younger workers can face when entering employment and will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage your next generation of workers.
This event is nearly full

Manchester
12 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Managing Long Term Absence

This full day event will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage long term staff absences.


It will cover best practice in absence policies, and the practical steps that you and your managers can take to manage cases of long term absence.

This event is nearly full

Manchester
13 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Practical skills for front line managers

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills.  The workshop objectives are



Describe how the role of supervisor fits into an organisation

Identify the skills needed to effectively communicate with all staff

Explain how to lead and motivate your team with effect

State your role in managing disciplinary and grievance issues



The training style includes interactive practical  scenarios, group discussions, case studies and practical sessions


This event is nearly full

Manchester
14 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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. This event is nearly full

Manchester
15 June 2018
09:30 - 13:30
Cheshire & Warrington Network Forum

Join Acas and special guests for this half day network event, focused on unacceptable behaviours in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment.

The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington
19 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This half day event will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures. This event is nearly full

Manchester
19 June 2018
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace.


This is a five day event and will take place over two weeks; 19th & 20th June and 26th-28th June 2018.

This event is nearly full

Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool
20 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Stress in the Workplace

Practical guidance that will help you understand the causes and recognise the signs of work related stress, allowing you to improve the resilience of your employees and minimise the impact of stress in your workplace.

Manchester
20 June 2018
13:30 - 16:30
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Manchester
21 June 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Management skills workshop

A practical workshop for those new to managing staff, providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a successful manager. This course can also act as a useful refresher for more experienced managers.

Manchester
22 June 2018
09:30 - 13:30
Merseyside Employment Network Forum

Join Acas and special guests for this half day network event, focused on unacceptable behaviours in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Liverpool
26 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Full
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work. 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
27 June 2018
09:30 - 13:30
Cumbria Employment Network Forum

Join Acas and special guests for this half day network event, focused on unacceptable behaviours in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment.

Redhills Conference Centre, Penrith
27 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Manchester
28 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course 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 back in their workplace.



Manchester
29 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

“I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?”
“What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?”
"What sort of evidence do I need?”
“What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?”
“How many witnesses will we need to bring?”

These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.

This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive day for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.

Irwin Mitchell solicitors Alan Lewis will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome.

Alan and his team of expert employment lawyers bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.


Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
3 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
TUPE - A practical guide to business transfers

This full day course provides a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish and draws upon current legislation and best practice when preparing for business transfers.

Manchester
4 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
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.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Liverpool
4 July 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Manchester
5 July 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Manchester
10 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Practical skills for front line managers

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills.  The workshop objectives are



Describe how the role of supervisor fits into an organisation

Identify the skills needed to effectively communicate with all staff

Explain how to lead and motivate your team with effect

State your role in managing disciplinary and grievance issues



The training style includes interactive practical  scenarios, group discussions, case studies and practical sessions




Manchester
11 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.

Novotel Hotel, Manchester
11 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course 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 back in their workplace.



Manchester
12 July 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This half day event will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

Manchester
13 July 2018
09:30 - 13:30 Nearly Full
Greater Manchester Network Forum

Join Acas and special guests for this half day network event, focused on unacceptable behaviours in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment. This event is nearly full

DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester
17 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

Gain the relevant expertise to recruit, select and retain the right people for your organisation.

Manchester
18 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Can't Do or Won't Do

What happens when you have a member of staff who can't do the job, or won't?


It can be difficult to decide whether a person's poor performance should be handled as a conduct (won’t) or capability (can’t) issue.


This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage these difficult situations effectively.



Manchester
19 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing conflict

This training session will explore the causes and effects of conflict at both an individual and organisational level. We will provide insights into the different ways people react to conflict and how this can ultimately affect productivity.


The event will give delegates the skills, knowledge and confidence to identify issues earlier and to deal with conflict more effectively. The event is based on Acas’ unique experience in resolving conflict in the workplace and our insight into the behaviours that can often damage working relationships.



Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Liverpool
19 July 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing younger workers and apprentices

There are many benefits to employing younger workers. Getting younger workers trained and prepared for the full demands of the workplace is important for many organisations.



This event explores the range of issues younger workers can face when entering employment and will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage your next generation of workers.


Manchester
24 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
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
25 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
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
26 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Redundancy and Restructuring - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course will help you to find out all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way possible.

Manchester
31 July 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Manchester
1 August 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

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

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Manchester
2 August 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Manchester
7 August 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Manchester
8 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Aloft Hotel, Liverpool
15 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course 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 back in their workplace.



Manchester
16 August 2018
09:30 - 12:30
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 half day event will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Manchester
21 August 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Manchester
22 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Practical skills for front line managers

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills.  The workshop objectives are



Describe how the role of supervisor fits into an organisation

Identify the skills needed to effectively communicate with all staff

Explain how to lead and motivate your team with effect

State your role in managing disciplinary and grievance issues



The training style includes interactive practical  scenarios, group discussions, case studies and practical sessions




Manchester
29 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
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
30 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Redundancy - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course looks at the options available to any organisation facing a redundancy situation because of a downturn in activity or staff changes resulting from a re-structure.

Manchester
6 September 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Behaviours such as bullying, harassment and aggressive attitudes can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.

This event looks at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, the legal implications and employer responsibilities.


Manchester
11 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
TUPE - A practical guide to business transfers

This full day course provides a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish and draws upon current legislation and best practice when preparing for business transfers.

Manchester
12 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course 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 back in their workplace.



Manchester
18 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

“I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?”
“What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?”
"What sort of evidence do I need?”
“What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?”
“How many witnesses will we need to bring?”

These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.

This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive day for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.

Irwin Mitchell solicitors Alan Lewis will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome.

Alan and his team of expert employment lawyers bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.


Manchester
26 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce