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All Acas events in the East Midlands region

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7 February 2017
09:30 - 15:30
New directions and business transformation - Acas East Midlands Annual Conference

Join Acas and leading experts from industry at a special day of HR masterclasses to help you with organisational challenges, to improve your skills, and to network with other professionals and share information.


Nottingham
7 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30 Full
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. 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.

Leicester
8 February 2017
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Acas comes to....Northampton

As part of our engaging with business strategy we realise how important it is for us to connect with businesses in Northamptonshire. With planned roll out to businesses across the region, our free event will take place in Northampton on 8th February 2017.


Employers and employee representatives are invited to attend.


The session will run from 10:00am – 12.30pm and a buffet lunch will be provided. To reserve your FREE place please contact Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email events@acas.org.uk

This event is nearly full

Northampton
8 February 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Nottingham
9 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Working Effectively with Trade Unions

This event will benefit HR Specialists who are new or less familiar with working in a unionised environment. It will help them to examine how they can influence relationships in a positive and constructive way when working with the unions and other managers across the business.

This event will be facilitated by a Senior Collective Conciliator with extensive experience of Employment Relations across all sectors including the public sector, manufacturing and transport.


Northampton
15 February 2017
09:30 - 13:00 Nearly Full
Gender Pay Reporting

Relevant organisations that employ over 250 staff will soon have to produce and publish a report which includes the mean and median differences based on the hourly pay rates of female employees compared to male employees and also the difference in bonus payments received by male and female employees. The requirement to produce this report will be necessary from April 2017 although organisations will have up to 12 months to publish this information.


This Acas training event will help your organisation make a positive start on this journey.


Even if you employ less than 250, it would be good practice, given the other advantages to your business, to start addressing the issue now.

This event is nearly full

Leicester
21 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
21 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Northampton
22 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
23 February 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Stress in the Workplace

Practical guidance to recognise, manage and minimise stress in your workplace. This training explains the key components of the HSE stress management standards.

Leicester
23 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Discipline and Grievance - The essential day

This course will give delegates a detailed understanding of how to handle both discipline and grievance problems when they arise in your workplace.  Attending the full day sessions offers opportunities to work through case studies and exercises to embed your learning.

Northampton
28 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Northampton
28 February 2017
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.

Nottingham
1 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing conflict in the workplace

This training session will explore the causes and effects of conflict at both an individual and organisational level. We will provide insights into the different ways people react to conflict and how this can ultimately affect productivity.

The event will give delegates the skills, knowledge and confidence to identify issues earlier and to deal with conflict more effectively. The event is based on Acas’ unique experience in resolving conflict in the workplace and our insight into the behaviours that can often damage working relationships.


Northampton
2 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Understanding TUPE: A practical guide to business transfers and outsourcing

This full day course is a practical guide to TUPE which will equip delegates with the means to identify TUPE transfers to understand the implications of a TUPE transfer and how to handle TUPE transfers in practice including practical sessions on due diligence, warranties and indemnities and information to and consultation with employee representatives.

The event will be delivered in conjunction with Dr John McMullen, partner at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP and Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University. John is one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and he is regarded as the country’s leading expert on TUPE and is author of the leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights.


Northampton
7 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

Leicester
7 March 2017
09:45 - 16:00 Nearly Full
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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



Please note the course duration is 5 days split over two weeks:



Week One: 7th & 8th March 2017



Week Two: 14th - 16th March 2017
This event is nearly full

Northampton
8 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
8 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Negotiating Skills

How negotiating methods can be used to achieve better deals and create longer lasting relationships.

Leicester
9 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
14 March 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Gender Pay Reporting

Relevant organisations that employ over 250 staff will soon have to produce and publish a report which includes the mean and median differences based on the hourly pay rates of female employees compared to male employees and also the difference in bonus payments received by male and female employees. The requirement to produce this report will be necessary from April 2017 although organisations will have up to 12 months to publish this information.


This Acas training event will help your organisation make a positive start on this journey.


Even if you employ less than 250, it would be good practice, given the other advantages to your business, to start addressing the issue now.



Northampton
21 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Nottingham
21 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Northampton
22 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Nottingham
23 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Derby
28 March 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



North Hykeham, Lincoln
29 March 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Leicester
30 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Nottingham
4 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Nottingham
4 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Leicester
6 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Leicester
11 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

Nottingham
12 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Worksop
13 April 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Nottingham
13 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

Leicester
18 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Nottingham
19 April 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Nottingham
20 April 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Nottingham
25 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Performance management and appraisals - who, what, how, when?

Organisations can achieve the best results from their employees by managing performance within an agreed framework of planned goals, objectives and standards. In this training session we show you how to manage performance and the skills needed to make it successful, including managing under performance.

Northampton
26 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Mansfield
26 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
3 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Leicester
3 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Job Evaluation

An outline of the steps an organisation should take when considering the introduction of a grading structure based on job evaluation.

Nottingham
4 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Leicester
9 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Stress in the Workplace

Practical guidance to recognise, manage and minimise stress in your workplace. This training explains the key components of the HSE stress management standards.

Nottingham
10 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Worksop
11 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
16 May 2017
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.

Northampton
17 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Mansfield
18 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

Gain the relevant expertise to recruit, select and retain the right people for your organisation.

Nottingham
18 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
18 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Leicester
23 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Northampton
23 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

Nottingham
23 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Leicester
24 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Nottingham
25 May 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
6 June 2017
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.

Nottingham
7 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
9 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

Leicester
13 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
14 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Leicester
15 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Leicester
20 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

Mansfield
20 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Nottingham
20 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
22 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Mansfield
22 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Leicester
27 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Mansfield
28 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will give delegates a detailed understanding of how to handle both discipline and grievance problems when they arise in your workplace.



Nottingham
29 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Worksop
29 June 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Leicester
4 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
An Introduction to Mediation

This introductory course will help you consider the implications for introducing mediation in your organisation. Delegates will leave with a clear understanding of what workplace mediation is (and what it isn't), the principles of mediation and how it can benefit your organisation or team.

Nottingham
4 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


North Hykeham, Lincoln
5 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Leicester
6 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Nottingham
7 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Stress in the Workplace

Practical guidance to recognise, manage and minimise stress in your workplace. This training explains the key components of the HSE stress management standards.

Nottingham
11 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Nottingham
12 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Mansfield
13 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Northampton
13 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

Worksop
13 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing absence at work

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence.

Leicester
13 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
18 July 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Northampton
19 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Mansfield
20 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
25 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Worksop
1 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Leicester
2 August 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

Nottingham
8 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Nottingham
10 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

Northampton
15 August 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.

North Hykeham, Lincoln
17 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Nottingham
23 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Nottingham
23 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Leicester