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5 June 2020
10:00 - 12:00 Full
Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces in Wales

This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lock down to transition and beyond.  This course is limited to 8 delegates.  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
8 June 2020
10:00 - 12:00 Nearly Full
Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces in Wales

This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lock down to transition and beyond.  This course is limited to 8 delegates.  This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
16 June 2020
10:00 - 12:00
Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces in Wales

This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lock down to transition and beyond.  This course is limited to 8 delegates. 

Digital via Zoom
23 June 2020
10:00 - 12:00
Transition from lock down: key employment considerations for workplaces in Wales

This 2-hour digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating from lock down to transition and beyond.  This course is limited to 8 delegates. 

Digital via Zoom
4 August 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights

This half day event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about maternity, paternity and adoption rights. Including, the current legislation, protection for employees, health and safety responsibilities and leave entitlements

Wrexham
4 August 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.

We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.


Newport
11 August 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

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.


Aberystwyth
12 August 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights

This half day event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about maternity, paternity and adoption rights. Including, the current legislation, protection for employees, health and safety responsibilities and leave entitlements

Cardiff
18 August 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

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.


Llandudno
19 August 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.



We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.


Cardiff
26 August 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.


Wrexham
1 September 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.


Swansea
2 September 2020
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.
This event is nearly full

Cardiff
3 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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 back in their workplace.


Abergavenny
3 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential managerial ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Colwyn Bay
7 September 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


Cardiff
8 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

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.


Llanelli
10 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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 back in their workplace.


Wrexham
14 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential managerial ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Swansea
15 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential managerial ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Bridgend
17 September 2020
10:00 - 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.



Deeside
21 September 2020
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Newport
23 September 2020
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.

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are: 

Week one: Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September 2020 
Week two: Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th September, and Thursday 1st October 2020



Cardiff
24 September 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Sexual harassment in the workplace

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



This 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.


Swansea
28 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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 back in their workplace.


Cardiff
29 September 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Contracts of employment - How to get it right

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

Carmarthen
2 October 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential managerial ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Deeside
5 October 2020
09:30 - 13:00
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.

Cardiff
7 October 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Contracts of employment - How to get it right

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

Chepstow
8 October 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.



We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.


Wrexham
13 October 2020
09:30 - 13:00
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.

Wrexham
15 October 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation skills for managers

A practical course to provide the skills and information for managers to operate effectively within your organisation.

Colwyn Bay
16 October 2020
10:00 - 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.



Cardiff
20 October 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Contracts of employment - How to get it right

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

Bangor
21 October 2020
10:00 - 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.



Llandrindod Wells
23 October 2020
10:00 - 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.

Bangor
26 October 2020
09:30 - 13:00
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.

Carmarthen
26 October 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential managerial ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Cardiff
28 October 2020
10:00 - 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.



Port Talbot
29 October 2020
10:00 - 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.



Bangor
30 October 2020
10:00 - 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.

Cardiff
2 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation skills for managers

A practical course to provide the skills and information for managers to operate effectively within your organisation.

Cardiff
3 November 2020
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.


Cardiff
4 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


Bridgend
6 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
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.


Llandudno
9 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.



This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.


Cardiff
10 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


Wrexham
11 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
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.


Newport
12 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Gender identity in the workplace

Employers have made great strides in creating inclusive workplaces. However, many still have little or no experience of trans, non-binary and intersex employees.



It is important that employers are proactive in their policies and procedures surrounding gender diversity.

This event will explore the key areas of legislation and good practice within the workplace.


Carmarthen
13 November 2020
10:00 - 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.

Swansea
16 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


Swansea
17 November 2020
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.


Abergavenny
18 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Redundancy and restructuring - managing the change and understanding the options

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.


This full day event will help you discover all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way. It focuses on the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies with an overview of restructuring.



Mold
19 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
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.


Cardiff
23 November 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.



This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.


Newport
24 November 2020
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.


Carmarthen
30 November 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Redundancy and restructuring - managing the change and understanding the options

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.


This full day event will help you discover all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way. It focuses on the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies with an overview of restructuring.



Cardiff
1 December 2020
10:00 - 16:00
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.


Swansea
2 December 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, selection and retention

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

Deeside
7 December 2020
10:00 - 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.

Cwmbran
8 December 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, selection and retention

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

Cardiff
14 December 2020
09:30 - 13:00
All you need to know about shared parental leave

This half day event will provide you with everything you need to know about Shared Parental Leave, to enable you to understand and comply with the legislation and manage the process fairly within your workplace.



Cardiff
16 December 2020
09:30 - 13:00
Sexual harassment in the workplace

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



This 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.


Mold
17 December 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.



We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.


Carmarthen
6 January 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Contracts of employment - How to get it right

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

Merthyr Tydfil
8 January 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Redundancy and restructuring - managing the change and understanding the options

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.


This full day event will help you discover all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way. It focuses on the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies with an overview of restructuring.



Swansea
12 January 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Redundancy and restructuring - managing the change and understanding the options

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.


This full day event will help you discover all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way. It focuses on the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies with an overview of restructuring.



Wrexham
14 January 2021
10:00 - 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.

Cardiff
18 January 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Redundancy and restructuring - managing the change and understanding the options

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.


This full day event will help you discover all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way. It focuses on the legal and practical aspects of managing redundancies with an overview of restructuring.



Cardiff
10 February 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.



This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.


Swansea
16 February 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.



This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.


Wrexham
22 February 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Contracts of employment - How to get it right

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

Cardiff