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All Acas events in the North West region

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13 December 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Changing terms and conditions of employment - digital event

Changing an employee’s terms and conditions may be necessary for business reasons, however doing so can present concerns for both the employee and employer. 


This 3-hour digital event will help you understand the legal obligations and good practice, so that you can be confident in your decisions to implement a change to employment terms and conditions.



Digital via Zoom
10 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30 Full
Managing performance and staff appraisals - digital event

Performance management can help businesses achieve success by getting the best from their employees. This can be particularly important during difficult economic times. 

This 3-hour digital event will enable you to understand and effectively utilise performance management processes in the 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.

Digital via Zoom
13 January 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Manchester
18 January 2022
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
21 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing underperformance - digital event

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on a business and its employees. 

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.



Digital via Zoom
25 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Management training for developing managers - digital event

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

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 – 25th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 26th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
2 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Management training for developing managers - digital event

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

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 – 2nd of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 3rd of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
3 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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 – 3rd of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 4th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
7 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Managing the unmanageable - digital event

In the workplace, wherever there are people there can be challenging behaviours. Extreme behaviours need to be managed; simply hoping for change is not an effective strategy. This digital event will give you the skills and confidence you need to address difficult behaviours.

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 – 7th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 8th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
8 February 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Full
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

The training runs from 09:30 - 16:30 each day and the dates are:

  • Week One: 8th, 9th & 10th February, 2022
  • Week Two: 15th & 16th February, 2022
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
10 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations - digital event

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

This 3-hour digital event will give you an overview of effective techniques for managing difficult conversations with employees with confidence.



Digital via Zoom
16 February 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 – 16th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 17th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
17 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
How to manage homeworkers - digital event

Homeworking has been a popular form of flexible working for some time. More businesses are now applying hybrid working, which can bring a set of new challenges, managing people remotely being one of them.

This 3-hour digital event will give an essential overview of the law and good practice, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently manage employees working from home.



Digital via Zoom
21 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Contracts and written statements - digital event

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with guidance on how to create, agree, vary and terminate a contract of employment. It will also cover the relevant employment law and good practice relating to contracts and written statements.



Digital via Zoom
22 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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 – 22nd of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 23rd of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
23 February 2022
09:30 - 16:30
CIWM - mediation training accredited - digital event

 This course provides training and accreditation for you to:

  • Become an internal mediator in your workplace
  • Gain accreditation if you are already workplace mediator 
  • Develop better conflict management and interpersonal skills for day to day relationship management 

The course consists of 5 units and will take place over 5 days.

The training runs from 09:30 - 16:30 each day and the dates are:

  • Week One: 23rd, 24th and 25th February 2022
  • Week Two: 1st and 2nd March 2022

This is a digital event.



Digital via Zoom
24 February 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing discipline and grievance - digital event

During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation. 

This 3 hour digital event will provide you with an overview of the Acas Code of Practice and the key skills you need to confidently manage discipline and grievance procedures in your workplace and remotely.



Digital via Zoom