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All Acas events in the South East region

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17 August 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Employment law update - digital event

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

This 2 hour 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, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Digital via Zoom
22 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Sexual harassment in the workplace (England & Wales) - digital event

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

This 3-hour digital 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 in your workplace.


Digital via Zoom
25 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Conducting investigations - digital event

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

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 25th of August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 26th of August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
1 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
HR for beginners - digital event

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 1st of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 2nd of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
7 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts and written statements - digital event

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



Digital via Zoom
7 September 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance

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.


Gatwick
13 September 2022
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.

Oxford
14 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Management training for developing managers - digital event

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

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 14th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 15th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
16 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Changing terms and conditions of employment - digital event

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



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



Digital via Zoom
21 September 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Management training for developing managers

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

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Reading
22 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Management training for new managers - digital event

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.

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 - 22th of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 23rd of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
27 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials - 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
28 September 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Management training for developing managers

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

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Southampton
29 September 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.


Maidstone
29 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Conducting investigations - digital event

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

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 29th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 30th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
5 October 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials - 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
10 October 2022
10:00 - 16:00
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

Farnborough
11 October 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance

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.


Milton Keynes
18 October 2022
10:00 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.

A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use in their workplace.


Brighton
20 October 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Conducting investigations - digital event

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

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

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 20th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 21st of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
25 October 2022
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.

Southampton
25 October 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Management training for new managers - digital event

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.

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 October 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 26th of October 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
27 October 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations - digital event

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

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



Digital via Zoom
31 October 2022
13:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance - digital event

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

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



Digital via Zoom
9 November 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing absence at work - digital event

This 3 hour digital event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide techniques to help you improve and manage absence in your workplace.



Digital via Zoom
10 November 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Changing terms and conditions of employment - digital event

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


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



Digital via Zoom