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All Acas events in the East Midlands region

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9 December 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Managing the unmanageable - digital event

In the workplace, wherever there are people there can be challenging behaviours. Extreme behaviours need to be managed; simply hoping for change is not an effective strategy. This digital event will give you the skills and confidence you need to address difficult behaviours.

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 - 9th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 10th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
13 December 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
13 December 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Mediation skills for managers - digital event

This digital event will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to effectively mediate disputes, leading to sustainable solutions to conflict within your workplace.

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 - 13th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 14th of December 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
14 December 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Managing discipline and grievance - digital event

During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation. 

This 3 hour digital event will provide you with an overview of the Acas Code of Practice and the key skills you need to confidently manage discipline and grievance procedures in your workplace and remotely.

This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
15 December 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
10 January 2022
09:30 - 11:30
Employment law update - digital event

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



This digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments - a key consideration for business planning. It includes 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.



Digital via Zoom
11 January 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Mock Employment Tribunal - digital event

Join Acas and employment lawyers from Shakespeare Martineau 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.  


Shakespeare Martineau, a national law firm, bring a wealth of experience in dealing with employment tribunal claims and delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to them throughout the event.



Digital via Zoom
12 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Recruitment, selection and induction - digital event

Most employers appreciate that the success of their business is dependent on their staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and skills, and then retaining them, requires knowledge and expertise.

This 3-hour digital event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective, fair and lawful recruitment process.



Digital via Zoom
17 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing discipline and grievance - digital event

During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation. 

This 3 hour digital event will provide you with an overview of the Acas Code of Practice and the key skills you need to confidently manage discipline and grievance procedures in your workplace and remotely.



Digital via Zoom
20 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Neurodiversity in the workplace - digital event

Understanding neurodiversity and taking steps to provide support in the workplace can be hugely beneficial for employers and employees. Supporting neurodivergent staff through informed employment decisions can lead to a more integrated and engaged workforce and have a positive impact on your business. 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
20 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
HR for beginners - digital event

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

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 – 20th of January 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 21st of January 2022, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
21 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Redundancy: getting it right - digital event

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.

This digital event outlines the legal responsibilities faced by employers managing redundancies. It will also focus on good practice at this challenging time. 



Digital via Zoom
24 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Managing absence at work - digital event

This 3 hour digital 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.

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
25 January 2022
09:30 - 13:00
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.


Nottingham
25 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Management training for new managers - digital event

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.

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 – 25th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 26th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
26 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations - digital event

One of the most challenging aspects of managing performance is initiating conversations around sensitive topics.



This 3-hour digital event will give you an overview of effective techniques for managing difficult conversations with employees with confidence.



Digital via Zoom
27 January 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Nottingham
27 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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 – 27th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 28th of January 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
28 January 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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
1 February 2022
09:30 - 16:30 Full
CIWM - mediation training accredited - digital event

 This course provides training and accreditation for you to:


  • Become an internal mediator in your workplace
  • Gain accreditation if you are already workplace mediator
  • Develop better conflict management and interpersonal skills for day to day relationship management 

The course consists of 5 units and will take place over 5 days.

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

  • Week One: Tuesday 1st February, Wednesday 2nd February, Thursday 3rd February 2022
  • Week Two: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th February 2022
This is a digital event.
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
10 February 2022
09:30 - 12:30
HR for beginners - digital event

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

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 – 10th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 11th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
15 February 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Nottingham
15 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Management training for developing managers - digital event

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

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.

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 February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Day 2 – 16th of February 2022, 13:30 – 16:30


Digital via Zoom
18 February 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Managing absence at work - digital event

This 3 hour digital 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.



Digital via Zoom
23 February 2022
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
23 February 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Management training for developing managers

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



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.


Nottingham
23 February 2022
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
24 February 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Management training for new managers - digital event

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.

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 – 24th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 25th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
24 February 2022
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 – 24th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 25th of February 2022, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
8 March 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.


Nottingham
23 March 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Nottingham