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All Acas events in the West Midlands region

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20 November 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Birmingham
27 November 2018
09:30 - 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.




Birmingham
28 November 2018
09:30 - 11:30
HR Forum for SMEs

In collaboration with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, this free event has been designed specifically for SMEs. Delegates will be updated on recent changes to employment legislation and given practical advice on people management and HR issues affecting SMEs.

Walsall
29 November 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Understanding and preventing stress in the workplace

An in-depth programme exploring signs and symptoms of workplace stress, responsibilities in relation to the HSE management standards (including recent developments of this model) and detailed guidance on the competencies required to effectively manage stress in the workplace. This event is nearly full

Birmingham
5 December 2018
09:30 - 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.


Birmingham
5 December 2018
09:30 - 14:00
Acas conference: Terminal illness in the workplace

Many employees will have some kind of serious illness throughout their working lives, requiring time off to obtain treatment or recover. However, for some there is no effective treatment.

Join Acas and leading experts as we consider terminal illness and the impact it can have in the workplace. We will focus on the legal obligations for employers and good practice for managing and supporting staff diagnosed with a terminal illness and their colleagues.


Birmingham
5 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Coventry
5 December 2018
09:30 - 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.





Stafford
6 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Working effectively with trade unions

This full day event will provide delegates with an in-depth look at the often complex legislation surrounding working with trade unions and the implications for employers, as well provide best practice guidance on building and maintaining working relationships.

Birmingham
6 December 2018
09:30 - 12:30
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.



Birmingham
7 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and a lead expert from 3PB Barristers as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.

We will focus on the law surrounding TUPE, employer responsibilities and the impact on employees, along with practical advice on how TUPE can be best handled and communicated.



Birmingham
10 December 2018
09:30 - 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.



Birmingham
11 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly 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 event is nearly full

Birmingham
12 December 2018
10:00 - 12:30 Nearly Full
HR Forum for HR professionals

This free event has been designed specifically for HR professionals and is an opportunity to keep updated with changes in employment legislation and receive practical advice on people management and HR issues affecting your organisation. This event is nearly full

Birmingham
13 December 2018
09:30 - 12:30
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.



Birmingham
14 December 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Having difficult conversations

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


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

This event is nearly full

Birmingham
17 December 2018
09:30 - 12:30
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.


Birmingham
9 January 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.

This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.


Birmingham
10 January 2019
09:30 - 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.



Birmingham
15 January 2019
09:30 - 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.



Coventry
17 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.

Worcester
17 January 2019
09:30 - 12:30
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.



Birmingham
21 January 2019
09:00 - 17:00 Full
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

NB: This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd January, then Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th January 2019.

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.

Birmingham
22 January 2019
09:30 - 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.

Birmingham
23 January 2019
09:30 - 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.




Bromsgrove
24 January 2019
09:30 - 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.


Birmingham
24 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Birmingham
29 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Having difficult conversations

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


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

This event is nearly full

Stoke-on-Trent
31 January 2019
09:30 - 12:30
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.


Stafford
6 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.

Wellington near Telford
6 February 2019
09:30 - 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.



Birmingham
7 February 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Handling Grievances Effectively

In this half day event we consider how grievance procedures could be adapted to handle workplace interpersonal relationship problems.

Bromsgrove
7 February 2019
09:30 - 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.



Birmingham
12 February 2019
09:30 - 12:30
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.



Stafford
13 February 2019
09:30 - 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.




Birmingham
14 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

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


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



Coventry
19 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Understanding and preventing stress in the workplace

An in-depth programme exploring signs and symptoms of workplace stress, responsibilities in relation to the HSE management standards (including recent developments of this model) and detailed guidance on the competencies required to effectively manage stress in the workplace.

Bromsgrove
19 February 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Birmingham
20 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Worcester
21 February 2019
09:30 - 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.

Stoke-on-Trent
5 March 2019
09:15 - 13:00
I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

"I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?"

"What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?"

"What sort of evidence do I need?"

"What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?"

"How many witnesses will we need to bring?"


These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.


This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive session for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works, to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.


Shakespeare Martineau will lead you through the process via a role play scenario. You will see the witnesses under examination as the evidence unfolds, and ultimately the judge will deliver their verdict. You will also get the chance to say what you think the outcome should be.


Shakespeare Martineau bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.


Acas will explain the alternatives available to attending tribunal provided via its conciliation service, and the new Early Conciliation procedures which are now mandatory.



Birmingham
5 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

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


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



Bromsgrove
12 March 2019
09:30 - 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.



Worcester
12 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Conducting Appraisals

In a difficult economic environment it is important that businesses get the most from their staff. This course will enable delegates to use best practice when preparing for and conducting appraisal meetings with staff, and understand where these meetings sit within the wider context of performance management systems.

Stoke-on-Trent
14 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
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.

Birmingham
20 March 2019
09:30 - 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.




Stoke-on-Trent
21 March 2019
09:30 - 12:30
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.


Coventry
26 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Wellington near Telford
27 March 2019
09:30 - 12:30
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.



Birmingham
28 March 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Handling Grievances Effectively

In this half day event we consider how grievance procedures could be adapted to handle workplace interpersonal relationship problems.

Stafford