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All Acas events in the South West region

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24 May 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Management training for developing managers

This event will focus on the key skills needed to be an effective manager.

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Cheltenham
26 May 2022
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
31 May 2022
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
1 June 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

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

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

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


Exeter
8 June 2022
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
9 June 2022
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.
This event is nearly full

Bournemouth
9 June 2022
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It 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 in their workplace.


Exeter
14 June 2022
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.


Cheltenham
15 June 2022
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It 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 in their workplace.


St Austell
21 June 2022
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It 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 in their workplace.


Gloucester
22 June 2022
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
23 June 2022
09:30 - 15:00
Management training for developing managers

This event will focus on the key skills needed to be an effective manager.

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Bournemouth
28 June 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Menopause and the workplace

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

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

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


Cheltenham
28 June 2022
12:30 - 16:00
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.


St Austell
29 June 2022
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
30 June 2022
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It 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 in their workplace.


Bristol
12 July 2022
13:00 - 16:30
Employment law update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

This event will bring you up to date on recent changes in legislation and highlight future developments, including 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.

Our experienced trainers will explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way and will guide you through recent case law decisions.



St Austell
13 July 2022
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners

This practical event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It 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 in their workplace.


Bournemouth
14 July 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Management training for developing managers

This event will focus on the key skills needed to be an effective manager.

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Bristol
20 July 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.


Salisbury
8 September 2022
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
14 September 2022
09:30 - 16:00
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

The training runs from 09:30 - 16:00 each day and the dates are:

  • Week One: 14th & 15th September, 2022
  • Week Two: 21st, 22nd &23rd September, 2022


Exeter
14 September 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Management training for new managers

It can be tough moving into management for the first time. This event will help prepare you for your new role.

You will learn about the role of a line manager, effective communication skills, managing absence and discipline and grievance issues, as well gaining an understanding of relevant employment law.


Bournemouth
15 September 2022
13:00 - 16:30
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.


St Austell
20 September 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Management training for developing managers

This event will focus on the key skills needed to be an effective manager.

Exploring management styles and leadership techniques, we will address the importance of leading and motivating, as well as focusing on change management and having difficult conversations. We will also cover bullying, harassment, and performance issues.


Salisbury
27 September 2022
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.



Salisbury
27 September 2022
13:00 - 16:30
Contracts and written statements

This half day event will provide support and guidance on how to create, agree, vary and terminate a contract of employment, informing you of the legal thresholds and good practice.

St Austell