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All Acas events in the West Midlands region

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21 January 2019
09:00 - 17:00 Nearly 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 event is nearly full

Birmingham
22 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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. 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
23 January 2019
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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.


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.

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 - 11:30
Employing ex-offenders

The UK is currently facing a significant skills shortage, however, there is a large pool of potential employees that are often overlooked by employers - those with criminal records.



This event will address and help alleviate the common concerns employers experience in employing ex-offenders. We will consider the legal position, the business and moral case, as well as hear from organisations currently benefiting from employing people with offending histories.


Birmingham
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
19 February 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Acas TUPE conference: Making sense of the law & business process

Whatever the context, TUPE transfers can be one of the most difficult and stressful areas of business activity for both employers and employees.

Join Acas and leading experts for this special conference designed to explain and reduce the complexity of the TUPE process, helping you to avoid the unnecessary pitfalls.


Birmingham
20 February 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law for Beginners

Using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Employment Law for beginners simplifies complex issues, important case law is identified and explained to help delegates recognise potential issues within the law, so that learning can be put into practice in the workplace with confidence.

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
28 February 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Mock mediation - A rare opportunity to see mediation in action

Managers don’t need to be told how time consuming, stressful, disruptive and expensive conflict can be for all concerned. This event will demonstrate what mediation looks like in practice and how it works to resolve conflict quickly and effectively with tangible business benefits.


It will be an interactive event in which you see the various stages of the process in action. We will take a step by step approach and invite the audience to participate in discussions throughout.



Birmingham
4 March 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Managing underperformance

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on an organisation and its employees.



This event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.


Birmingham
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
6 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

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

Birmingham
7 March 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
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
13 March 2019
09:30 - 15:30
Acas conference: Key trends and challenges for HR in 2019 and beyond

Join Acas West Midlands and leading industry experts as we look at the key changes in employment legislation for 2019 and consider the issues facing businesses in the coming year.

Birmingham
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
19 March 2019
09:30 - 11:30
Employing ex-offenders

The UK is currently facing a significant skills shortage, however, there is a large pool of potential employees that are often overlooked by employers - those with criminal records.



This event will address and help alleviate the common concerns employers experience in employing ex-offenders. We will consider the legal position, the business and moral case, as well as hear from organisations currently benefiting from employing people with offending histories.


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
8 April 2019
09:30 - 17:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April 2019
Week two: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April 2019


Birmingham
8 July 2019
09:30 - 17:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2019
Week two: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July 2019



Birmingham
7 October 2019
09:30 - 17:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October 2019
Week two: Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October 2019


Birmingham
20 January 2020
09:30 - 17:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are:
Week one: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st January 2020
Week two: Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January 2020


Birmingham