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All Acas events in the South East region

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30 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Redundancy: getting it right - 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 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30
How to manage homeworkers - 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
12 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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
13 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Mediation skills for managers - 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 - 13th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 14th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
13 July 2021
13:00 - 16:00
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 - 13th of July 2021, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Day 2 - 14th of July 2021, 13:00 - 16:00


Digital via Zoom
15 July 2021
10:00 - 13:00 Nearly Full
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.

This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
16 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Managing performance and staff appraisals - digital event

Performance management can help businesses achieve success by getting the best from their employees. This can be particularly important during difficult economic times. 

This 3-hour digital event will enable you to understand and effectively utilise performance management processes in the workplace.



Digital via Zoom
19 July 2021
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 - 19th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 20th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
19 July 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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
21 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30 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 - 21st of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 22nd of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
28 July 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Essential skills for supervisors - 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 - 28th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 29th of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
18 August 2021
13:00 - 16:00
How to manage homeworkers - 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
23 August 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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 - 23rd of August 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 24th of August 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
24 August 2021
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
25 August 2021
09:30 - 11:30
Employment law update - 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, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Digital via Zoom
25 August 2021
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 - 25th of August 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 26th of August 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
3 September 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Managing employee mental health - 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
8 September 2021
09:30 - 16:30 Full
CIWM - mediation training accredited - digital event

 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.

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
14 September 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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 - 14th of September 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 15th of September 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
21 September 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Essential skills for supervisors - 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 - 21st of September 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 - 22nd of September 2021, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
28 September 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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
28 September 2021
09:30 - 11:30
Employment law update - 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, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.



Digital via Zoom
28 September 2021
13:00 - 16:00
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 - 28th of September 2021, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Day 2 - 29th of September 2021, 13:00 - 16:00


Digital via Zoom
30 September 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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