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All Acas events in the South West region

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29 September 2021
09:30 - 16:00 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: 29th and 30th September, 2021
  • Week Two: 5th, 6th and 7th of October, 2021
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 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Conducting investigations - digital event

This digital event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

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 - 4th of October 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 5th of October 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
12 October 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Mock Employment Tribunal - digital event

Join Acas and barristers from Unity Street Chambers as we lead you through a COVID-19 related mock employment tribunal.

This informative and myth-busting virtual event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached.



Digital via Zoom
13 October 2021
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners - face to face event

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 October 2021
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners - face to face event

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
14 October 2021
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
20 October 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.



Digital via Zoom
21 October 2021
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.


Bristol
21 October 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.

Swindon
21 October 2021
13:30 - 16:30
Behaviours at work: understanding the unacceptable - digital event

Behaviours such as bullying and harassment can increase absence levels and employee turnover, lower morale and reduce productivity. 

This 3-hour digital event will look at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and provide you with the skills needed to confidently identify and address such behaviours should they arise in your workplace.



Digital via Zoom
2 November 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.



Bristol
3 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause: respect and understanding in the workplace - digital event

An increasing number of women are citing the menopause as being a direct factor in unfair dismissal and sex discrimination claims at employment tribunal.

Join Acas and guest speakers as we discuss how businesses can support menopausal staff, adapt workplaces and promote a positive environment of openness and support.


Digital via Zoom
3 November 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.

St Austell
8 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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 - 8th of November 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 - 9th of November 2021, 09:30– 12:30


Digital via Zoom
9 November 2021
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners - face to face event

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
11 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Hybrid working: getting it right - digital event

The landscape of work has changed dramatically since the global pandemic forced many workers into homeworking. 

Countless recent studies indicate that, post pandemic, many employees will continue to balance working remotely with attending the workplace – a hybrid working approach. 



Digital via Zoom
11 November 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.

Cheltenham
15 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Conducting investigations - digital event

This digital event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

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 - 15th of November 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 - 16th of November 2021, 09:30– 12:30


Digital via Zoom
16 November 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.



Gloucester
18 November 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.



Salisbury
19 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.



Digital via Zoom
22 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Reasonable adjustments at work - digital event

This digital event will explore how reasonable adjustments can have a positive impact on employees’ well-being and productivity. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the law and outline practical guidance for managing reasonable adjustments. 

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 - 22nd of November 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 - 23rd of November 2021, 09:30– 12:30


Digital via Zoom
24 November 2021
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners - face to face event

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
25 November 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.

Bristol
1 December 2021
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
2 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.

Bournemouth
3 December 2021
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
7 December 2021
09:30 - 16:00
HR for beginners - face to face event

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.


Cheltenham
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
9 February 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 - 16:30 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
 


Bristol