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All Acas events in the Wales region

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25 March 2019
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.

Wrexham
27 March 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Contracts, written statements and pay

This full day event will provide detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary and terminate a contract of employment. It will also cover zero hour contracts, pay and deductions.

Swansea
1 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.
This event is nearly full

Wrexham
2 April 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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

This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Cardiff
3 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00 Full
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.
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.

Pontypridd
4 April 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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

This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Ewloe
4 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Meet your Acas Advisor

As part of our engaging with business strategy we know how important it is for us to connect with local organisations to make sure they are fully aware of the support and services we provide.


The roadshow, is an opportunity for employers to gain an insight into how Acas can help organisations of all sizes and across any industry. It offers the opportunity to meet local Acas advisers, find out more about the services Acas provides (many of which are FREE) and network with other businesses from across the region.







Cardiff
8 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.
This event is nearly full

Swansea
8 April 2019
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.



Carmarthen
9 April 2019
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.


Cardiff
9 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Meet your Acas Advisor

As part of our engaging with business strategy we know how important it is for us to connect with local organisations to make sure they are fully aware of the support and services we provide.


The roadshow, is an opportunity for employers to gain an insight into how Acas can help organisations of all sizes and across any industry. It offers the opportunity to meet local Acas advisers, find out more about the services Acas provides (many of which are FREE) and network with other businesses from across the region.







Wrexham
10 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.



This half day 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.


Ewloe
10 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.

This half day 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.


Swansea
10 April 2019
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
11 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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.
This event is nearly full

Bridgend
12 April 2019
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.


Ewloe
12 April 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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

This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Swansea
12 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Meet your Acas Advisor

As part of our engaging with business strategy we know how important it is for us to connect with local organisations to make sure they are fully aware of the support and services we provide.


The roadshow, is an opportunity for employers to gain an insight into how Acas can help organisations of all sizes and across any industry. It offers the opportunity to meet local Acas advisers, find out more about the services Acas provides (many of which are FREE) and network with other businesses from across the region.







Swansea
15 April 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.
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.

Cardiff
15 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Wrexham
16 April 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.
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.

Newport
16 April 2019
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.


Llanelli
17 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.

This half day 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.


Newport
17 April 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.


Ewloe
18 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.


Newport
18 April 2019
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.



Llanelli
23 April 2019
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.

Newport
24 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.


Ruthin
24 April 2019
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
25 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Meet your Acas Advisor

As part of our engaging with business strategy we know how important it is for us to connect with local organisations to make sure they are fully aware of the support and services we provide.


The roadshow, is an opportunity for employers to gain an insight into how Acas can help organisations of all sizes and across any industry. It offers the opportunity to meet local Acas advisers, find out more about the services Acas provides (many of which are FREE) and network with other businesses from across the region.







Mold
26 April 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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

This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Newport
30 April 2019
09:30 - 13:30 Full
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 highlights what’s planned for 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.
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.

Cardiff
30 April 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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

This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Wrexham
1 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Pontypridd
2 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Bridgend
3 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Ewloe
7 May 2019
10:00 - 16:00
3 Day Workplace Mediator Training

This three day event provides you with mediation skills and techniques to effectively handle workplace relationship conflict.

Ewloe
7 May 2019
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.



Wrexham
7 May 2019
10:00 - 16:00
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.

Swansea
8 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Newport
8 May 2019
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.

Conwy
8 May 2019
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
8 May 2019
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.



Chepstow
9 May 2019
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
10 May 2019
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.

Mold
13 May 2019
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.

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Ewloe
13 May 2019
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
14 May 2019
09:30 - 16:30 Full
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.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.
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.

Swansea
14 May 2019
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.

Pontypridd
14 May 2019
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.



Merthyr Tydfil
15 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Ruthin
17 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Agency Workers - What employers need to know

The use of agency workers is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to manage fluctuating business demands.



This event looks at the benefits agency workers can bring to organisations, with a focus on the legislation surrounding agency worker rights and the legal obligations for employers when hiring agency staff.


Newport
17 May 2019
10:00 - 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.

Newport
20 May 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Pontypridd
21 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Cardiff
22 May 2019
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.


Merthyr Tydfil
23 May 2019
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.

Newport
24 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Agency Workers - What employers need to know

The use of agency workers is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to manage fluctuating business demands.



This event looks at the benefits agency workers can bring to organisations, with a focus on the legislation surrounding agency worker rights and the legal obligations for employers when hiring agency staff.


Wrexham
24 May 2019
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.

Swansea
28 May 2019
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.

Llanelli
29 May 2019
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
29 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.



Newport
29 May 2019
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.


Ewloe
30 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Swansea
30 May 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Appraisals and performance management skills for line managers

In a difficult economic environment it is important that businesses get the best from their staff. This course will enable delegates to understand performance management at work and how to operate a policy successfully.

Cardiff
30 May 2019
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
31 May 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Wrexham
31 May 2019
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
3 June 2019
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
4 June 2019
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 course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019
Week two: Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 2019
This event is nearly full

Cardiff
4 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Llanelli
5 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Wrexham
5 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Cardiff
5 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Swansea
6 June 2019
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.


Bridgend
7 June 2019
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.



Cardiff
10 June 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.


Cardiff
10 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Rights

This full 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

Newport
10 June 2019
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.



Ewloe
12 June 2019
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.


Mold
13 June 2019
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.


Pontypridd
14 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Employment Tribunals: An Insider's Guide

The prospect of facing an employment tribunal can be daunting to say the least. Join Acas, Regional Judge Barry Clarke and Aaron and Partners Solicitors for this interactive, informative and myth busting event. We will share our knowledge and tips, enabling you to prepare with confidence, as well as provide you with the experience of a full mock tribunal hearing.

Ewloe
17 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Managing an ageing workforce

This full day event will focus on the benefits and challenges of managing a multi-generational workforce. It will provide you with practical guidance on recruiting and retaining older workers, achieving a healthy work-life balance for employees, performance management, retirement and recognising the most common health concerns that can affect older workers.

Cardiff
17 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Anti-bullying and harassment Adviser training

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can be highly damaging to individuals, teams and whole organisations.



This full day event will equip delegates with the relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to become an Anti-Bullying and Harassment Adviser (ABHA) or equivalent within their own organisations.

 


Swansea
18 June 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Meet your Acas Advisor

As part of our engaging with business strategy we know how important it is for us to connect with local organisations to make sure they are fully aware of the support and services we provide.


The roadshow, is an opportunity for employers to gain an insight into how Acas can help organisations of all sizes and across any industry. It offers the opportunity to meet local Acas advisers, find out more about the services Acas provides (many of which are FREE) and network with other businesses from across the region.







Newport
18 June 2019
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.

Mold
19 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing diversity in the workplace

A diverse workforce contributes to growth and productivity, and equality and diversity policies help ensure that organisations employ and retain the very best people for the job.

In this session we look at some of the often complex workplace issues that employers may face when managing a diverse workforce. We will examine common instances of discrimination, help clarify where risks may lie for an employer and show delegates how to manage these situations more effectively.



Carmarthen
19 June 2019
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
20 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.



This half day 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.


Wrexham
20 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Agency Workers - What employers need to know

The use of agency workers is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to manage fluctuating business demands.

This event looks at the benefits agency workers can bring to organisations, with a focus on the legislation surrounding agency worker rights and the legal obligations for employers when hiring agency staff.


Mold
24 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Cardiff
25 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Ruthin
25 June 2019
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.



Merthyr Tydfil
26 June 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Holidays

This half day course will cover the main provisions of managing holidays in accordance with the working time regulations, the impact the regulations could have on your business, and help you identify the areas of any existing policies and procedures you may need to review. The training includes trainer led discussion on landmark cases and affords delegates the time to explore the issues and embed their learning.

Wrexham
26 June 2019
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.



Swansea
27 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Cardiff
28 June 2019
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.

Llanelli
28 June 2019
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.

Wrexham
1 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.



Cardiff
2 July 2019
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
4 July 2019
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.

Wrexham
5 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Newport
5 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Getting the best from your workplace - engaging with staff

This course will look at a range of ways to engage with staff and get more from your workplace – from recruiting and managing people to addressing and rewarding performance across a range of job types.

The course aims to give delegates skills and tips on getting more from your people. We will look at the different types of contracts and working patterns you can offer workers to maximise flexibility and performance and delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about properly engaging and consulting with staff.

This event is designed to give people managers new skills and valuable lessons they can take back into their organisation to help improve productivity and efficiency on an ongoing basis.


Llanelli
8 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Anti-bullying and harassment Adviser training

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can be highly damaging to individuals, teams and whole organisations.

This full day event will equip delegates with the relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to become an Anti-Bullying and Harassment Adviser (ABHA) or equivalent within their own organisations.
 


Cardiff
9 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Rights

A comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about maternity, paternity and adoption rights. We will also be joined by a guest speaker from The Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Cardiff
9 July 2019
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.



Ewloe
10 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Rights

This full 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
10 July 2019
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.


Swansea
11 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Agency Workers - What employers need to know

The use of agency workers is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to manage fluctuating business demands.

This event looks at the benefits agency workers can bring to organisations, with a focus on the legislation surrounding agency worker rights and the legal obligations for employers when hiring agency staff.


Swansea
12 July 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing diversity in the workplace

A diverse workforce contributes to growth and productivity, and equality and diversity policies help ensure that organisations employ and retain the very best people for the job.


In this session we look at some of the often complex workplace issues that employers may face when managing a diverse workforce. We will examine common instances of discrimination, help clarify where risks may lie for an employer and show delegates how to manage these situations more effectively.



Cardiff
12 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Cynnal sgyrsiau anodd (Having Difficult Conversations delivered in the medium of Welsh)

Trosolwg: Mae'r cwrs hwn yn darparu technegau ymarferol ac effeithiol i gynnal a rheoli sgyrsiau anodd â staff.

Llandudno
15 July 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.


Ewloe
16 July 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.


Newport
17 July 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Cardiff
18 July 2019
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
18 July 2019
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.



Swansea
19 July 2019
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
22 July 2019
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
23 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Anti-bullying and harassment Adviser training

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can be highly damaging to individuals, teams and whole organisations.



This full day event will equip delegates with the relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to become an Anti-Bullying and Harassment Adviser (ABHA) or equivalent within their own organisations.

 


Wrexham
23 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
3 Day Workplace Mediator Training

This three day event provides you with mediation skills and techniques to effectively handle workplace relationship conflict.

Swansea
24 July 2019
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.

Wrexham
24 July 2019
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.



Newport
25 July 2019
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
29 July 2019
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
2 August 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Cardiff
5 August 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Managing an ageing workforce

This full day event will focus on the benefits and challenges of managing a multi-generational workforce. It will provide you with practical guidance on recruiting and retaining older workers, achieving a healthy work-life balance for employees, performance management, retirement and recognising the most common health concerns that can affect older workers.

Ewloe
9 August 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Llanelli
13 August 2019
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Swansea
20 August 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Understanding Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Rights

This full 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

Swansea
28 August 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Usk
2 September 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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 2019
10:00 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

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



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


Mold
5 September 2019
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.



Pontypridd
10 September 2019
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.

Bridgend
4 October 2019
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.

Merthyr Tydfil
11 October 2019
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.



Pontypridd
22 October 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Bridgend
19 November 2019
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: Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2019
Week two: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November 2019


Cardiff
19 November 2019
10:00 - 16:00
3 Day Workplace Mediator Training

This three day event provides you with mediation skills and techniques to effectively handle workplace relationship conflict.

Wrexham
4 February 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: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th February 2020
Week two: Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February 2020


Swansea