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All Acas events in the South West region

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6 December 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Essential skills for line managers - 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 - 6th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 7th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
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
8 December 2021
09:30 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

This event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of 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. 

This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.



St Austell
9 December 2021
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
11 January 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 January 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance

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
19 January 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.


Cheltenham
25 January 2022
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 January 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
1 February 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
3 February 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.


St Austell
8 February 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.


Swindon
9 February 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 February 2022
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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 - 16:30 each day and the dates are:

  • Week One: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th February 2022
  • Week Two: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th February 2022
This event is nearly full

Bristol
16 February 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.


Bristol
17 February 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.



Swindon
17 February 2022
13:00 - 16:30
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
22 February 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.


Taunton
1 March 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
1 March 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
2 March 2022
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
3 March 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.


Swindon
8 March 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.



Bristol
10 March 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.

Gloucester
16 March 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.

Salisbury
17 March 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.


Exeter
23 March 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
24 March 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
31 March 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.


Plymouth
17 May 2022
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.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 17th of May 2022, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Day 2 - 18th of May 2022, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Day 3 - 19th of May 2022, 09:30 - 16:00


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