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All Acas events in the West Midlands region

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15 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers - digital event

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 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.


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 August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 16th of August 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
12 September 2022
09:30 - 17:00
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

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

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

  • Week One: 12th & 13th September, 2022
  • Week Two: 19th, 20th and 21st September, 2022


Birmingham
16 September 2022
08:00 - 09:00
Acas Bitesize: Working Time Regulations and employer obligations

This one-hour session will provide valuable guidance on the Working Time Regulations and what they mean for you as an employer, your employees and workers. 

We will cover key aspects of employment law and essential considerations for employers, with a focus on the regulations concerning people working two or more jobs.


Digital via Zoom
22 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
TUPE: a practical guide to business transfers - digital event

This digital event will give you a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish, drawing upon current legislation and best practice.

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 September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 23rd of September 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
26 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Sexual harassment in the workplace (England & Wales) - digital event

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

This 3-hour digital 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 in your workplace.


Digital via Zoom
26 September 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 manager.

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 - 26th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 27th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
27 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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 - 27th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 28th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
30 September 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Mock redundancy - digital event

This 3-hour digital event will use a fictional case study to take you through a mock redundancy process.

It will focus on the legal responsibilities and good practice for employers faced with managing redundancies at this challenging time.



Digital via Zoom
30 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
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
6 October 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 - 6th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 7th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
11 October 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 - 11th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 12th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
14 October 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
24 October 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Management training for developing managers - digital event

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

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 - 24th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 25th of October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
1 November 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 - 1st of November 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 2nd of November 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
3 November 2022
13:30 - 16:30
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 - 3rd of November 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 4th of November 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
7 November 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 - 7th of November 2022, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 - 8th of November 2022, 09:30– 12:30


Digital via Zoom
14 November 2022
09:30 - 12:30
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
18 November 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Contracts and written statements - digital event

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with guidance on how to create, agree, vary and terminate a contract of employment. It will also cover the relevant employment law and good practice relating to contracts and written statements.



Digital via Zoom