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All Acas events in the East of England region

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29 June 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
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 - 29th of June 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 30th of June 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
15 July 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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
19 July 2021
10:00 - 12:00 Nearly Full
Lone HR practitioners forum - digital event

A networking and peer coaching event for lone HR practitioners. Delivered via Zoom, this event will provide the opportunity to discuss tricky situations; to share experiences in a confidential environment and to gain advice from colleagues in a similar situation and from Acas trainers through a structured sharing and advice session. This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
22 July 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 - 22nd of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 23rd of July 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
26 July 2021
14:00 - 16:00
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
28 July 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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
3 August 2021
10:00 - 12:00
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
5 August 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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 - 5th of August 2021, 10:00 - 13:00
  • Day 2 - 6th of August 2021, 10:00 - 13:00


Digital via Zoom
19 August 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Gender identity in the workplace - digital event

Employers have made great strides in creating inclusive workplaces. However, many still have little or no experience of trans, non-binary and intersex employees, causing individuals distinct challenges. 

This 3-hour digital event will explore the key areas of legislation and good practice surrounding how employers can better support trans, non-binary and intersex employees.



Digital via Zoom
19 August 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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
1 September 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing conflict - digital event

This digital event explores the reasons behind conflict in the workplace and the effects it can have on individuals and the business. It will provide you with the key skills that you need to address conflict in your workplace at an early stage.

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 - 1st of September 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
    Day 2 - 2nd of September 2021, 10:00 – 13:00


Digital via Zoom
1 September 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

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.


CAMBRIDGE
2 September 2021
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
7 September 2021
10:00 - 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.


CAMBRIDGE
9 September 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



CAMBRIDGE
10 September 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
15 September 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Norwich
17 September 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing performance and staff appraisals - digital event

Performance management can help businesses achieve success by getting the best from their employees. This can be particularly important during difficult economic times. 

This 3-hour digital event will enable you to understand and effectively utilise performance management processes in the workplace.



Digital via Zoom
22 September 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Stevenage
24 September 2021
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
27 September 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 - 27th of September 2021, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 28th of September 2021, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
30 September 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Colchester
30 September 2021
13:00 - 16:00
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
4 October 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Managing conflict

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.



Stevenage
5 October 2021
09:30 - 16:30
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: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October, 2021
  • Week Two: Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October, 2021


Ipswich
7 October 2021
10:00 - 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.


CAMBRIDGE
12 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Colchester
19 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Norwich
19 October 2021
10:00 - 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.

CAMBRIDGE
27 October 2021
10:00 - 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.

Norwich
27 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Ipswich
3 November 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.

Norwich
8 November 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


CAMBRIDGE
11 November 2021
10:00 - 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.



Bedford
18 November 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Wyboston, Bedford
22 November 2021
10:00 - 16:00
TUPE - a practical guide to business transfers

This full day course provides a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish and draws upon current legislation and best practice when preparing for business transfers.

CAMBRIDGE
23 November 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Stevenage
25 November 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Managing performance and staff appraisals

In a difficult economic environment businesses need to get the most from their staff. This course will enable delegates to understand and get the most from performance management processes.

CAMBRIDGE
29 November 2021
10:00 - 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.

Ipswich
30 November 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Colchester
2 December 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

CAMBRIDGE
6 December 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Managing conflict

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.



Colchester
7 December 2021
10:00 - 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.

Stevenage
8 December 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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.



CAMBRIDGE
9 December 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Wyboston, Bedford
13 December 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation skills for managers

A practical course to provide the skills and information for managers to operate effectively within your organisation.

Ipswich
15 December 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

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.


Colchester
6 January 2022
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Ipswich
12 January 2022
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Colchester
14 January 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Bedford
18 January 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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: 18th & 19th of January, 2022
  • Week Two: 25th, 26th & 27th of January, 2022


Stevenage
21 January 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Recruitment, selection and induction

Most employers appreciate that the success of their organisation relies on its staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and attitudes, and then retaining them requires skills and knowledge which can sometimes be overlooked or rushed.



This practical half day event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective and fair recruitment process.


CAMBRIDGE
27 January 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half day)

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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Stevenage
1 February 2022
10:00 - 13:00
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.



Stevenage
9 February 2022
09:00 - 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.


CAMBRIDGE
10 February 2022
10:00 - 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.

Colchester
16 February 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Managing discipline and grievance (half day)

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 half day event will provide you with an essential overview of the skills and knowledge needed to manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures.


Bedford
17 February 2022
10:00 - 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.


Stevenage
24 February 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Ipswich
24 February 2022
10:00 - 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.

Bedford
2 March 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Ipswich
8 March 2022
10:00 - 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.



CAMBRIDGE
9 March 2022
10:00 - 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.


Colchester
10 March 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Essential skills for supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Norwich
17 March 2022
10:00 - 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.

Norwich
30 March 2022
10:00 - 16:00
Human resource management 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.


Norwich
31 March 2022
10:00 - 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.

Ipswich