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All Acas events in the South East region

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27 January 2020
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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.
This event is nearly full

Brighton
28 January 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Reading
30 January 2020
09:30 - 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.


Reading
3 February 2020
09:30 - 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.


Dartford
4 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation skills for managers

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

Milton Keynes
4 February 2020
10:00 - 13:00 Full
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



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

Reading
5 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Winchester
6 February 2020
10:00 - 15:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



Milton Keynes
6 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Hayes
7 February 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



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


Oxford
10 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager. This event is nearly full

Dartford
10 February 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



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


Southampton
11 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

Oxford
11 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

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


This full day event will give you practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.



Dartford
12 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management for beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.

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



Milton Keynes
13 February 2020
10:00 - 15:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



High Wycombe
14 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Milton Keynes
14 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

Southampton
18 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Winchester
20 February 2020
09:30 - 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.


Winchester
24 February 2020
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Managing the 'unmanageable'

In the workplace, wherever there are people there can be challenging behaviours. Some are so extreme that hoping they would just change is not an effective strategy.


This course will give you the skills and confidence to manage these effectively.

This event is nearly full

Brighton
25 February 2020
09:30 - 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.


Oxford
25 February 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Gender identity in the workplace

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

It is important that employers are proactive in their policies and procedures surrounding gender diversity.
This event will explore the key areas of legislation and good practice within the workplace.


Brighton
28 February 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mock disciplinary hearing

This interactive event gives an insight into what to expect during a disciplinary hearing, with tips and techniques on how to best manage the process. The event covers how to handle misconduct allegations from initial investigations to a "live" disciplinary hearing where you witness proceedings and decide the outcome!

Acas experts will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome and will then explain the pitfalls to avoid so that you do not find yourself in the same position



Reading
2 March 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Managing the 'unmanageable'

In the workplace, wherever there are people there can be challenging behaviours. Some are so extreme that hoping they would just change is not an effective strategy.


This course will give you the skills and confidence to manage these effectively.



Milton Keynes
3 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Ashford
3 March 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.

With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.

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


Maidstone
4 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
People management masterclass

Join Acas South East and guest speakers as we take a closer look at the key employment relations issues facing workplaces in 2020, with a focus on leadership, workplace culture and health and wellbeing.

Brighton
5 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Heathrow
6 March 2020
10:00 - 15:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



Ashford
10 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

Ashford
11 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management for beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.


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



Dartford
11 March 2020
10:00 - 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.

Heathrow
13 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mock disciplinary hearing

This interactive event gives an insight into what to expect during a disciplinary hearing, with tips and techniques on how to best manage the process. The event covers how to handle misconduct allegations from initial investigations to a "live" disciplinary hearing where you witness proceedings and decide the outcome!


Acas experts will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome and will then explain the pitfalls to avoid so that you do not find yourself in the same position



Maidstone
16 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00 Full
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

Farnborough
18 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Basingstoke
19 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation skills for managers

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

Oxford
23 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



Winchester
24 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Dartford
24 March 2020
10:00 - 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.

Maidstone
25 March 2020
10:00 - 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.


Heathrow
25 March 2020
10:00 - 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.


Crawley
26 March 2020
09:30 - 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.


Ashford
27 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Reading
31 March 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Can't do or won't do

What happens when you have a member of staff who can't do the job, or won't?


It can be difficult to decide whether a person's poor performance should be handled as a conduct (won’t) or capability (can’t) issue.


This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage these difficult situations effectively.



Dartford
1 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Reading
1 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Maidstone
1 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.

This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Portsmouth
3 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Oxford
7 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

Brighton
20 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Conducting investigations

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

Woking
21 April 2020
10:00 - 15:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



Southampton
22 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Maidstone
22 April 2020
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 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.


The event is open to all levels of management.



Heathrow
23 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

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


This full day event will give you practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.



Winchester
24 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

High Wycombe
28 April 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



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


Milton Keynes
28 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for managers

This course will help managers avoid legal difficulties and at the same time touch on best practice and management techniques.  This includes covering the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

Reading
29 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Gatwick
29 April 2020
10:00 - 15:00
Employment and case 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 highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.



Reading
30 April 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

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

Southampton
20 July 2020
10:00 - 16:00
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

Maidstone