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All Acas events in the East of England region

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23 August 2018
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
28 August 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Mediation - improving management skills

Supporting those with people management responsibility. This course will enable delegates to deal more effectively with interventions/conversations to improve working relationships within their team.

CAMBRIDGE
31 August 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Lone HR Practitioners Forum

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

Southend on Sea
4 September 2018
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Stevenage
4 September 2018
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
5 September 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Ipswich
6 September 2018
09:15 - 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.


CAMBRIDGE
6 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Sexual harassment in the workplace

Your workplace should be somewhere your staff feel valued, safe and treated with dignity and respect. However, recent statistics and media coverage report sexual harassment in the workplace is a widespread problem.



This event has been designed to help you engage with your workforce and raise awareness of the issue. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to address a situation should one arise.


Stevenage
6 September 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Lone HR Practitioners Forum

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

Framlingham
11 September 2018
09:15 - 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.

Stevenage
12 September 2018
09:45 - 16:00
Annual Seminar for Solicitors and HR Executives

Update your employment law knowledge at our highly acclaimed specialist conference where our leading experts will provide practical and informative insights into recent and forthcoming case law and statutory developments.

Our keynote speakers this year will be Judge Richard Byrne, Regional Employment Judge South East, and Professor Owen Warnock, Emeritus Professor of Employment Law at the University of East Anglia and former partner at Eversheds LLP.



Newmarket
13 September 2018
09:15 - 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.

Bedford
18 September 2018
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Norwich
20 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can pose significant and wide-ranging problems for their employers and fellow employees.


This event highlights the actions employers can take to manage workplace drug and alcohol issues confidently and effectively.



Colchester
25 September 2018
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
27 September 2018
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



CAMBRIDGE
27 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Sexual harassment in the workplace

Your workplace should be somewhere your staff feel valued, safe and treated with dignity and respect. However, recent statistics and media coverage report sexual harassment in the workplace is a widespread problem.



This event has been designed to help you engage with your workforce and raise awareness of the issue. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to address a situation should one arise.


Bedford
4 October 2018
09:15 - 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.

Ipswich
4 October 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Lone HR Practitioners Forum

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

Framlingham
9 October 2018
09:15 - 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.

CAMBRIDGE
11 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00 Full
I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Join us on our Mock Employment Tribunal for a first-hand opportunity to see how an Employment Tribunal works.
This full day event gives delegates the opportunity within a safe environment, to observe an unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal scenario and to understand how decisions are made.
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.

Newmarket
15 October 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Full
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.
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.

CAMBRIDGE
16 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00
TUPE - Practical training on what's changed

This full day event will provide a valuable and practical overview of the TUPE process; including the 2014 changes to the TUPE Regulations. It will cover best practice for employers when preparing for a TUPE transfer and will explain employee rights following a transfer.



Norwich
16 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Stevenage
18 October 2018
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Colchester
30 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00
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.

Ipswich
30 October 2018
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
30 October 2018
10:00 - 16:00
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.

CAMBRIDGE
31 October 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.


CAMBRIDGE
1 November 2018
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
6 November 2018
09:15 - 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
8 November 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?


This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.


In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Norwich
8 November 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Lone HR Practitioners Forum

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

Framlingham
13 November 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Bedford
20 November 2018
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Bedford
3 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.


Stevenage
4 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Ipswich
4 December 2018
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Bedford
5 December 2018
10:00 - 16:00
The route to successful employee engagement

Effective Employee Engagement (EE) results in employers and employees working together towards common goals. It is a practical way of strengthening your business’ productivity, innovation, turnover and improving attendance. In a challenging economic environment having employees who are engaged and prepared to “to go the extra mile” will invariably lead to strong and continued business performance.



This introductory course looks at the key components of employee engagement, how to put them in place, and measure successful outcomes.


Stevenage
6 December 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Sexual harassment in the workplace

Your workplace should be somewhere your staff feel valued, safe and treated with dignity and respect. However, recent statistics and media coverage report sexual harassment in the workplace is a widespread problem.



This event has been designed to help you engage with your workforce and raise awareness of the issue. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to address a situation should one arise.


CAMBRIDGE
6 December 2018
14:00 - 16:00
Lone HR Practitioners Forum

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

Framlingham
18 December 2018
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



CAMBRIDGE
8 January 2019
09:15 - 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
10 January 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?


This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.


In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and what to consider when developing one.



Ipswich
15 January 2019
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.

Sandy
17 January 2019
09:15 - 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.

Ipswich
17 January 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

This full day event will provide you with practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct, and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Stevenage
22 January 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Acas conference: Mind over machines - AI technology in the workplace

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to transform workplaces. As its potential grows, so do the concerns and uncertainties for both employers and employees.



Join Acas East of England and leading experts as we consider the impact of increased AI within the workplace. Learn about the benefits and opportunities AI can bring to your business and discover ways to minimise the prospective disruption of this change.


Newmarket
24 January 2019
09:15 - 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.


Ipswich
31 January 2019
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Colchester
4 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Stevenage
12 February 2019
09:15 - 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.

Norwich
14 February 2019
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Ipswich
14 February 2019
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
19 February 2019
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Ipswich
26 February 2019
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
28 February 2019
10:00 - 16:00
7 ways to make your organisation more productive

This event will provide you with practical and effective techniques designed to help increase workplace productivity. Delegates who attend this event will be able to take learning back into their organisations and formulate effective plans to add value to the work of their people and teams.

Ipswich
1 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Join us on our Mock Employment Tribunal for a first-hand opportunity to see how an Employment Tribunal works.
This full day event gives delegates the opportunity within a safe environment, to observe an unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal scenario and to understand how decisions are made.


Newmarket
6 March 2019
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
12 March 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Norwich
13 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Colchester
14 March 2019
10:00 - 16:00
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, 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.



Norwich
19 March 2019
09:15 - 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.

Chelmsford
21 March 2019
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
26 March 2019
09:15 - 13:00
Employment Law Update

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


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Norwich
28 March 2019
09:15 - 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.


Chelmsford