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Acas events on -- All Topics -- in the South West region

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5 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Getting the best from your workplace - Engaging with staff

This course will look at a range of ways to engage with staff and get more from your workplace – from recruiting and managing people to addressing and rewarding performance across a range of job types.

The course aims to give delegates skills and tips on getting more from your people. We will look at the different types of contracts and working patterns you can offer workers to maximise flexibility and performance and delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about properly engaging and consulting with staff.

This event is designed to give people managers new skills and valuable lessons they can take back into their organisation to help improve productivity and efficiency on an ongoing basis.


Salisbury
7 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Building Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience is the ability of an individual or organisation to positively respond and successfully adapt to difficult events or circumstances. 


Our resilience training will help leaders, managers and HR practitioners to improve levels of resilience within their workforce.  The more resilient an individual, the better they will be able to protect their overall wellbeing and performance levels.


It’s currently a hot topic in people management, with organisations that have invested in resilience training reporting better productivity, improved sickness absence and higher morale.



Taunton
8 June 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This half day event will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

Yeovil
11 June 2018
09:30 - 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.


Bristol
12 June 2018
09:30 - 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.

Bournemouth
13 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.




Swindon
14 June 2018
09:30 - 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.



St Austell
14 June 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Going through a disciplinary process can be daunting. This interactive event will give you a real insight into what to expect when conducting a disciplinary hearing, with tips and techniques on how to best manage the process.You will also hear from 3PB Barristers, who will discuss the consequences where disciplinary processes go wrong and how to avoid such situations.

Exeter
18 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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.

This event is nearly full

Bath
19 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.




Taunton
20 June 2018
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.

This event is nearly full

Exeter
21 June 2018
09:30 - 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.

Bristol
22 June 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Bristol
25 June 2018
09:30 - 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.


Plymouth
26 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Bristol
27 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Salisbury
28 June 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Redruth
29 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



We will focus on the law surrounding TUPE, employer responsibilities and the impact on employees, along with practical advice on how TUPE can be best handled and communicated.


Exeter
29 June 2018
09:30 - 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.



Bristol
4 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Performance management and appraisals

Organisations can achieve the best results from their employees by managing performance within an agreed framework of planned goals, objectives and standards. 



In this training session we show you how to manage performance and the skills needed to make it successful.


Exeter
4 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Cheltenham
5 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Building Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience is the ability of an individual or organisation to positively respond and successfully adapt to difficult events or circumstances. 


Our resilience training will help leaders, managers and HR practitioners to improve levels of resilience within their workforce.  The more resilient an individual, the better they will be able to protect their overall wellbeing and performance levels.


It’s currently a hot topic in people management, with organisations that have invested in resilience training reporting better productivity, improved sickness absence and higher morale.



Bournemouth
5 July 2018
09:30 - 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.



Salisbury
6 July 2018
09:30 - 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.



Taunton
10 July 2018
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.



Taunton
11 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Full
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



We will focus on the law surrounding TUPE, employer responsibilities and the impact on employees, along with practical advice on how TUPE can be best handled and communicated.
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.

Bristol
11 July 2018
09:30 - 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.


Exeter
11 July 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Truro
13 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Taunton
18 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
Employment 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.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.

This event is nearly full

Bristol
19 July 2018
09:30 - 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.


Swindon
20 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This half day event will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

Bristol
23 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Bristol
24 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Cheltenham
25 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Taunton
26 July 2018
09:30 - 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.

Exeter
27 July 2018
09:30 - 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.

Bristol
30 July 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This half day event will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

Gloucester
31 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

Gain the relevant expertise to recruit, select and retain the right people for your organisation.

Bristol
31 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
3 Day Workplace Mediator Training

This three day event provides you with mediation skills and techniques to effectively handle workplace relationship conflict.

NB: This course takes place over 3 days - Tuesday 31st July, Wednesday 1st August & Thursday 2nd August 2018.



Bristol
1 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Gloucester
1 August 2018
09:30 - 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.



Swindon
2 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Truro
7 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Salisbury
8 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Exeter
9 August 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Plymouth
9 August 2018
09:30 - 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.



Redruth
9 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Swindon
13 August 2018
09:30 - 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.



Cheltenham
15 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Exeter
16 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Weston-super-Mare
16 August 2018
09:30 - 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.

Exeter
20 August 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Swindon
21 August 2018
09:30 - 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.

Swindon
23 August 2018
09:30 - 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.


Bristol
24 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Exeter
29 August 2018
09:30 - 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.

Taunton
30 August 2018
09:25 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Torquay
31 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Plymouth
31 August 2018
09:30 - 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.


Bournemouth
3 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Management skills workshop

A practical workshop for those new to managing staff, providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a successful manager. This course can also act as a useful refresher for more experienced managers.

Exeter
5 September 2018
09:30 - 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.



Bristol
6 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Taunton
7 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Swindon
10 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Employment 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.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Swindon
12 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Performance management and appraisals

Organisations can achieve the best results from their employees by managing performance within an agreed framework of planned goals, objectives and standards. 



In this training session we show you how to manage performance and the skills needed to make it successful.


Bristol
13 September 2018
09:30 - 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.



Bristol
14 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Line Managers

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

Bristol
18 September 2018
09:30 - 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.

Bristol
20 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Management skills workshop

A practical workshop for those new to managing staff, providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a successful manager. This course can also act as a useful refresher for more experienced managers.

Bristol
20 September 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Employment 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.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Redruth
21 September 2018
09:30 - 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.



Taunton
26 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Bournemouth
26 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Plymouth
27 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Redundancy and Restructuring - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course will help you to find out all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way possible.

Bristol
27 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.




Exeter
28 September 2018
09:30 - 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.

Plymouth
28 September 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Truro
3 October 2018
09:30 - 16:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

NB: This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th October, then Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th October 2018.



Exeter
18 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Employment Tribunals: An Insider's Guide

The prospect of facing an employment tribunal can be daunting to say the least. Join Acas and 3PB Barristers for this interactive, informative and myth busting event. We will share our knowledge and tips, enabling you to prepare with confidence, as well as provide you with the experience of a full mock tribunal hearing.

Bristol
27 November 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Going through a disciplinary process can be daunting. This interactive event will give you a real insight into what to expect when conducting a disciplinary hearing, with tips and techniques on how to best manage the process.You will also hear from 3PB Barristers, who will discuss the consequences where disciplinary processes go wrong and how to avoid such situations.

Bristol