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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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25 January 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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.
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
26 January 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Full
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.
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 January 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 – 26th of January 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
Day 2 – 27th of January 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
27 January 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly 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 – 27th of January 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 – 28th of January 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
28 January 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly 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 - 28th of January 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
  • Day 2 - 29th of January 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
28 January 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
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 – 28th of January 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 – 29th of January 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
5 February 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
8 February 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
10 February 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
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 – 10th of February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 – 11th of February 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
10 February 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 - 10th of February 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
Day 2 - 11th of February 2021, 10:00 - 13:00



Digital via Zoom
18 February 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
23 February 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Full
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 - 23rd of February 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
Day 2 - 24th of February 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
23 February 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 – 23rd of February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
Day 2 – 24th of February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00



Digital via Zoom
23 February 2021
10:00 - 12:00
Employment law update (England) - digital event

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 - a key consideration for business planning. It includes information on new rules and regulations arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.


Digital via Zoom
26 February 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Having difficult conversations (England & Wales) - digital event

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



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


Digital via Zoom
4 March 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (England & Wales) - digital event

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



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


Digital via Zoom
10 March 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.

 



Digital via Zoom
22 March 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 - 22nd of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 23rd of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
23 March 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 - 23rd of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 24th of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
24 March 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.

Digital via Zoom
25 March 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
25 March 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 - 25th of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Day 2 - 26th of March 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
30 March 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
30 March 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Mock Employment Tribunal - digital event

Join Acas and employment law experts, Irwin Mitchell, as we lead you through a COVID-19 related mock employment tribunal.



This informative and myth-busting virtual event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached. 



Delivered digitally via Microsoft Teams