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All Acas events in the West Midlands region

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18 January 2018
09:30 - 15:30 Full
Acas conference: Mental health and the workplace

Delegates will gain knowledge from a range of experts in the field of managing mental health in the workplace. Delegates will hear about the latest initiatives from the West Midlands Mental Health Commission and its workplace health programme initiatives. Practical tools and guidance will be provided around early intervention, the latest research in effective absence management for mental ill health and legal considerations in this area. We will also hear an employer perspective on how they promote health and wellbeing in their organisation. 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
18 January 2018
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.

This event is nearly full

Birmingham
23 January 2018
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.

Worcester
23 January 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Birmingham
25 January 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.



Wellington near Telford
30 January 2018
09:30 - 12:00
HR Forum for Academies

In collaboration with Irwin Mitchell, this free event has been designed specifically for Academies. The event will explore both good practice and the legal position when managing mental health issues in the workplace.

Birmingham
30 January 2018
09:30 - 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.

Hereford
30 January 2018
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
1 February 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Acas TUPE conference: Making sense of the law & business process

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever it’s called, TUPE is a major headache for employers and scary for employees.
A TUPE transfer or outsourcing of a contract is one of the most difficult, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for all of us. Or is it? This event will help answer many of the questions we all have when faced with a transfer.


Birmingham
2 February 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Changing Employment Contracts - A Simple Guide

Sometimes the needs of your business changes - and so do the appropriate terms and conditions of your staffs contracts. Aimed at SME's, this is a short guided tour of making changes to employee contracts.



Do you know the pitfalls? Are you confident that your current contracts allow for such a change? How much is too much? This session will show you the process to follow and includes a handy guide to take away.


Birmingham
5 February 2018
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.

Birmingham
6 February 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.



Bromsgrove
7 February 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing diversity in the workplace

A diverse workforce contributes to growth and productivity, and equality and diversity policies help ensure that organisations employ and retain the very best people for the job.


In this session we look at some of the often complex workplace issues that employers may face when managing a diverse workforce. We will examine common instances of discrimination, help clarify where risks may lie for an employer and show delegates how to manage these situations more effectively.



Birmingham
8 February 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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.

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
8 February 2018
09:30 - 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.

Shrewsbury
12 February 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.



Coventry
12 February 2018
09:30 - 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. This event is nearly full

Birmingham
14 February 2018
09:20 - 11:30
HR Forum for the Care Sector

In collaboration with Irwin Mitchell solicitors, this free event has been designed specifically for the care sector. Delegates will be updated on recent changes to employment legislation and given practical advice on people management and HR issues affecting organisations within the care sector.

Wolverhampton
14 February 2018
09:30 - 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.

Coventry
15 February 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Stoke-on-Trent
15 February 2018
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.

Worcester
21 February 2018
09:30 - 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.

Bromsgrove
22 February 2018
09:30 - 11:30
General Data Protection Regulations: what employers need to know

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect in May 2018.This event will introduce you to the new regulations, from an employment perspective. We will outline the steps you need to take before these changes come into effect and will inform you about the tougher penalties for breach of the new rules.

Birmingham
22 February 2018
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
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. This event is nearly full

STAFFORD
26 February 2018
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.

STAFFORD
27 February 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
1 March 2018
09:30 - 11:30
HR Forum for SMEs

In collaboration with the Black Country Growth Hub, 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.




West Bromwich
1 March 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Stoke-on-Trent
1 March 2018
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.

Birmingham
5 March 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Birmingham
5 March 2018
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.

Birmingham
5 March 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.



STAFFORD
6 March 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.



Stoke-on-Trent
6 March 2018
09:30 - 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.

Coventry
8 March 2018
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.


Irwin Mitchell 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.


Irwin Mitchell will field a team of expert employment lawyers who 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.



Solihull
8 March 2018
09:30 - 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.

STAFFORD
8 March 2018
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.

Shrewsbury
13 March 2018
09:30 - 11:30
General Data Protection Regulations: what employers need to know

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect in May 2018.This event will introduce you to the new regulations, from an employment perspective. We will outline the steps you need to take before these changes come into effect and will inform you about the tougher penalties for breach of the new rules.

Birmingham
13 March 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Hereford
14 March 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Birmingham
14 March 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing diversity in the workplace

A diverse workforce contributes to growth and productivity, and equality and diversity policies help ensure that organisations employ and retain the very best people for the job.


In this session we look at some of the often complex workplace issues that employers may face when managing a diverse workforce. We will examine common instances of discrimination, help clarify where risks may lie for an employer and show delegates how to manage these situations more effectively.



Birmingham
19 March 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Hereford
21 March 2018
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.

Coventry
22 March 2018
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.

Coventry
26 March 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.



In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.



This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.


We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.


Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:



Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.


John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights



Birmingham
27 March 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
27 March 2018
09:30 - 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.

Birmingham
29 March 2018
09:30 - 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.

Birmingham
4 June 2018
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.

Birmingham