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All Acas events in the South West region

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20 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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. This event is nearly full

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
26 September 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.



Bristol
26 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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. This event is nearly full

Bournemouth
27 September 2018
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.




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
2 October 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.



Yeovil
3 October 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.

Taunton
3 October 2018
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.

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.

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
4 October 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.

St Austell
5 October 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.



Cheltenham
9 October 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
9 October 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.



Redruth
10 October 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.



Bournemouth
11 October 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.



Salisbury
11 October 2018
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.

Bournemouth
17 October 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
17 October 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.

Truro
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
19 October 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.



Chippenham
22 October 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.

Cirencester
23 October 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
24 October 2018
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.


Bournemouth
25 October 2018
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
26 October 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
30 October 2018
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.





Taunton
30 October 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Truro
1 November 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.

Swindon
2 November 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.



Bristol
6 November 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.



Exeter
7 November 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
7 November 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.

Bristol
7 November 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Mock mediation - A rare opportunity to see mediation in action

Managers don’t need to be told how time consuming, stressful, disruptive and expensive conflict can be for all concerned. This event will demonstrate what mediation looks like in practice and how it works to resolve conflict quickly and effectively with tangible business benefits.


It will be an interactive event in which you see the various stages of the process in action. We will take a step by step approach and invite the audience to participate in discussions throughout.



Bristol
8 November 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

A practical course that takes you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. The training is based on Acas own non statutory guidance on recruitment and induction.

Bournemouth
8 November 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.

Salisbury
8 November 2018
12:30 - 16:00
Social media in the workplace

Social media is the term used for internet-based tools which allow people to interact and share information, ideas and views. As its use within the workplace has increased, so have the concerns of employers.

This half day event will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the use of social media in your workplace.


St Austell
13 November 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
13 November 2018
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.




Chippenham
13 November 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Acas South West Annual Seminar

Join Acas South West for our first annual seminar. With sessions from leading experts of industry, we take a look at the ever-changing employment relations landscape with a focus on key topics; conflict at work and workplace mental health.

Bristol
14 November 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.



Swindon
15 November 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
15 November 2018
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.



Bristol
15 November 2018
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.




St Austell
16 November 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.



Bath
19 November 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Long Term Absence

This full day event will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage long term staff absences.


It will cover best practice in absence policies, and the practical steps that you and your managers can take to manage cases of long term absence.



Bristol
20 November 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

A practical course that takes you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. The training is based on Acas own non statutory guidance on recruitment and induction.

Bristol
21 November 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.

Cheltenham
21 November 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Mediation Skills for Managers

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

Bristol
22 November 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
26 November 2018
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.




Bath
27 November 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Job Evaluation

This half day event explores the steps an organisation should take when considering the introduction of a grading structure based on job evaluation.

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
28 November 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
28 November 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.



Bristol
29 November 2018
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.



Plymouth
3 December 2018
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
4 December 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.


Bournemouth
5 December 2018
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.


Swindon
5 December 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.



Truro
6 December 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.

Salisbury
7 December 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.

Taunton
5 February 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.

Bristol
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