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All Acas events in the South West region

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21 January 2019
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.

Swindon
23 January 2019
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.


Gloucester
24 January 2019
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.



Exeter
29 January 2019
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.



Plymouth
29 January 2019
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
30 January 2019
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.

Bath
31 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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. 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.

Exeter
31 January 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Bournemouth
4 February 2019
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
5 February 2019
09:30 - 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.

Bristol
6 February 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Yeovil
7 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and a lead expert from 3PB Barristers as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.


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
11 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Cheltenham
12 February 2019
09:30 - 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.





Truro
12 February 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing underperformance

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on an organisation and its employees.



This event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.


Taunton
13 February 2019
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
13 February 2019
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.

Plymouth
14 February 2019
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
19 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Emotional intelligence and mindfulness for the modern workplace

Emotional intelligence and mindfulness are well respected ideas and concepts used extensively over the past few decades to help individuals, teams and organisations work more effectively at numerous levels.

This one day workshop will help develop a greater understanding of what emotional intelligence and mindfulness are all about, as well as how they fit at a personal, business and organisational level.


The session is led by Martin J. Smith PhD. Martin is a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University and independent training consultant, specialising in the understanding and development of better individual and team workplace behaviour - and also a greater understanding of presenting personality types and attitudes.


He draws from both a deep understanding of the psychology of people but also past real management skills applied in large organisations at various levels.



An Acas senior adviser will also provide input on the implications for workplace procedures and good practice.



Exeter
19 February 2019
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
20 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Emotional intelligence and mindfulness for the modern workplace

Emotional intelligence and mindfulness are well respected ideas and concepts used extensively over the past few decades to help individuals, teams and organisations work more effectively at numerous levels.

This one day workshop will help develop a greater understanding of what emotional intelligence and mindfulness are all about, as well as how they fit at a personal, business and organisational level.


The session is led by Martin J. Smith PhD. Martin is a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University and independent training consultant, specialising in the understanding and development of better individual and team workplace behaviour - and also a greater understanding of presenting personality types and attitudes.


He draws from both a deep understanding of the psychology of people but also past real management skills applied in large organisations at various levels.



An Acas senior adviser will also provide input on the implications for workplace procedures and good practice.



Bristol
20 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

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

Taunton
21 February 2019
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.



Exeter
21 February 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Stress in the workplace

Practical guidance that will help you understand the causes and recognise the signs of work related stress, allowing you to improve the resilience of your employees and minimise the impact of stress in your workplace.

Cheltenham
21 February 2019
09:30 - 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.


Bristol
26 February 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Working with unconscious bias

Although natural and unintended, unconscious bias can influence decisions on recruitment, promotion and staff development. It can lead to a less diverse workforce and have serious implications for an organisation.



This half day event provides an introduction to unconscious bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.


Exeter
27 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Managing an ageing workforce

This full day event will focus on the benefits and challenges of managing a multi-generational workforce. It will provide you with practical guidance on recruiting and retaining older workers, achieving a healthy work-life balance for employees, performance management, retirement and recognising the most common health concerns that can affect older workers.

Salisbury
27 February 2019
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
28 February 2019
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
28 February 2019
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.



St Austell
1 March 2019
09:30 - 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.





Gloucester
5 March 2019
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.


Exeter
5 March 2019
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
6 March 2019
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.



Bristol
7 March 2019
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.



Gloucester
7 March 2019
12:30 - 16:00
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.



Truro
8 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Flexible working - how to handle requests

Every employee has the statutory right to ask to work flexibly after 26 weeks employment service and employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request.



This event will look at the many different types of flexible working and the relevant law. We will also take you through the Acas code of practice on flexible working, as well as give you practical advice on handling requests.


Bristol
11 March 2019
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.



Bristol
12 March 2019
09:30 - 15:00
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.



Gloucester
13 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Stress in the workplace

Practical guidance that will help you understand the causes and recognise the signs of work related stress, allowing you to improve the resilience of your employees and minimise the impact of stress in your workplace.

Swindon
13 March 2019
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.



Bournemouth
14 March 2019
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
14 March 2019
12:30 - 16:00
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


St Austell
15 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Bath
19 March 2019
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.

Truro
19 March 2019
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.



Bath
20 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Working with unconscious bias

Although natural and unintended, unconscious bias can influence decisions on recruitment, promotion and staff development. It can lead to a less diverse workforce and have serious implications for an organisation.



This half day event provides an introduction to unconscious bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.


Bournemouth
20 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Exeter
21 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.

NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.

Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Bristol
21 March 2019
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.



Torquay
22 March 2019
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.



Gloucester
26 March 2019
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
28 March 2019
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
29 March 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half 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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Bristol
10 April 2019
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
24 April 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Working with unconscious bias

Although natural and unintended, unconscious bias can influence decisions on recruitment, promotion and staff development. It can lead to a less diverse workforce and have serious implications for an organisation.



This half day event provides an introduction to unconscious bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.


Bristol
22 May 2019
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.

Exeter
8 October 2019
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.

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October 2019
Week two: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October 2019


Exeter
12 February 2020
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.

Bristol