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Acas events on All topics in the West Midlands region

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31 May 2018
09:30 - 12:30
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.

Birmingham
4 June 2018
09:30 - 17:00 Full
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

Birmingham
7 June 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
7 June 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.



Coventry
11 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
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.

This event is nearly full

Birmingham
12 June 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
13 June 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.




Wolverhampton
13 June 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers

Mental health issues cost the country around 4.5% of GDP and is thought to be behind about half of all long term absences. Millions of working days are lost to it each year, and yet it still remains a taboo area for discussion with many people.

Individual organisations will know they have issues they need to tackle, and rather like an iceberg they will also know there is probably far more below the surface to deal with.

Tackling these issues is vital in improving working lives for employees and a major factor in addressing productivity and business outcomes.

Line Managers and HR professionals are very much on the front line in seeking positive outcomes and in dealing with issues as they arise. To stand any chance of being successful they will need to be aware of mental health issues and how to create the environment in which to deal with them.


Birmingham
13 June 2018
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.

Stoke-on-Trent
14 June 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
15 June 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
15 June 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
19 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Bromsgrove
20 June 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.



Worcester
21 June 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.

Stoke-on-Trent
26 June 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.

STAFFORD
27 June 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.



Worcester
27 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Absence Management and Return to Work Interviews

This full day event will provide you with practical management skills to improve attendance in your workplace.

We will focus on good practice techniques to manage absence effectively, including how to conduct a successful return to work interview.


STAFFORD
28 June 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.

Birmingham
29 June 2018
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Having difficult conversations

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

Coventry
4 July 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
4 July 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 July 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.





Bromsgrove
11 July 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
13 July 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.



Wellington near Telford
16 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills



How to find and appoint the right employee.


Birmingham
17 July 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.


Worcester
19 July 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.

Wellington near Telford
19 July 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



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
26 July 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
31 July 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
2 August 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.

Bromsgrove
14 August 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Birmingham
15 August 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.



Shrewsbury
29 August 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
30 August 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.

Stoke-on-Trent
30 August 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.

STAFFORD
4 September 2018
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 Dr John McMullen and Sue Gavin for this special conference designed to explain and reduce the complexity of the TUPE process, helping you to avoid the unnecessary pitfalls.


Birmingham
11 September 2018
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
3 October 2018
09:30 - 13:00
'I didn't intend that' - Unconscious bias in the workplace

Unconscious biases are just that – unintentional. Are you aware of yours?


Delivered in partnership with Enact Solutions- experts in learning into action, this interactive event will use a series of workplace scenarios to help you identify, understand and avoid the potentially serious pitfalls of unconscious bias in the workplace.



Birmingham
8 October 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.


NB: This is a five day course which runs across two weeks. The dates are: 8th and 9th October 2018 and then 15th, 16th and 17th October 2018.



Birmingham
17 October 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Building Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience is the ability of an individual or organisation to positively respond and successfully adapt to difficult events or circumstances. 


Our resilience training will help leaders, managers and HR practitioners to improve levels of resilience within their workforce.  The more resilient an individual, the better they will be able to protect their overall wellbeing and performance levels.


It’s currently a hot topic in people management, with organisations that have invested in resilience training reporting better productivity, improved sickness absence and higher morale.



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

Join Acas and Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



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
29 November 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
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 Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



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 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
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
12 March 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Join Acas and Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors as we demystify TUPE; one of the most complex areas of employment legislation.



This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts.



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