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Acas training courses are now being run remotely using Zoom. We have a range of management, employment law and HR training courses available. We can also provide remote training courses for your workplace if you need to train larger groups or teams. To let us know how we can help, call us on 0300 123 1150, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or, fill in our enquiry form

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All Acas events in the South East region

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22 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Employment law update - digital event (half day)

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



This digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments, including information on new rules and regulations arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Our experienced trainers will explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way, and will guide you through recent case law decisions.


Digital via Zoom
22 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Redundancy: getting it right (England & Wales) - digital event

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.



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


Digital via Zoom
22 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
Essential skills for supervisors (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the essential ‘people’ skills required in supervisory/line management roles.

It will also explore the importance of addressing absence, bullying and harassment and discipline and grievance matters.

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 April 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 23rd of April 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
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
26 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly Full
Managing employee mental health (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital event is based on our popular face to face training. It has been tailored specifically to help you support employee mental health issues during these unprecedented times.



Through guidance, discussion and activities, this interactive event will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to confidently manage good employee mental health, both remotely and in the workplace.
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
27 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing absence at work (England & Wales)- digital event

This 3 hour digital 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.

Digital via Zoom
29 April 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
Conducting investigations (England & Wales) - 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 - 29th of April 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 30th of April 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
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
4 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly Full
Managing discipline and grievance - digital event (half day)

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 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.
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
11 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
HR for beginners (England & Wales) - 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 - 13th of May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 14th of May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
18 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing underperformance (England & Wales) - 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 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
Essential skills for managers - digital event

Effective management promotes employee engagement and wellbeing, and has a positive impact on productivity. This digital event covers the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the essential qualities needed to become a leader and manager.

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 May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 26th of May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
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
25 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Conducting investigations (England & Wales) - digital event

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

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 25th of May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 26th of May 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
27 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Contracts and written statements (England & Wales) - 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
28 May 2021
09:30 - 12:30
How to manage homeworkers (England & Wales) - digital event

One of the biggest changes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has been the switch to working from home. For many businesses, managing people remotely is a new challenge.



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
8 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Changing terms and conditions of employment (England & Wales) - 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
14 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Mediation skills for managers (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to effectively mediate disputes, leading to sustainable solutions to conflict within 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 - 14th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 15th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
15 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Essential skills for supervisors (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the essential ‘people’ skills required in supervisory/line management roles.

It will also explore the importance of addressing absence, bullying and harassment and discipline and grievance matters.

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

  • Day 1 - 15th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 16th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
17 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing employee mental health (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital event is based on our popular face to face training. It has been tailored specifically to help you support employee mental health issues during these unprecedented times.



Through guidance, discussion and activities, this interactive event will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to confidently manage good employee mental health, both remotely and in the workplace.


Digital via Zoom
17 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Employment law update - digital event (half day)

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



This digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments, including information on new rules and regulations arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Our experienced trainers will explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way, and will guide you through recent case law decisions.


Digital via Zoom
18 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Roadmap back to work - digital event

This digital course has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating the roadmap out of lockdown and getting back to the new normal.

Digital via Zoom
22 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Having difficult conversations - digital event (half day)

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
23 June 2021
13:00 - 16:00
Managing underperformance (England & Wales) - 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
24 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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 - 24th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 25th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
24 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Essential skills for managers - digital event

Effective management promotes employee engagement and wellbeing, and has a positive impact on productivity. This digital event covers the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the essential qualities needed to become a leader and manager.

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 - 24th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 25th of June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
30 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Redundancy: getting it right (England & Wales) - digital event

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.



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


Digital via Zoom
8 September 2021
09:30 - 16:30
CIWM - mediation training accredited (digital)

 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: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th of September, 2021
  • Week Two: Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th September, 2021

This is a digital event.



Digital via Zoom