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30 January 2017
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Gender Pay Reporting

New legislation on Gender Pay reporting is due to be introduced in late 2016 with the first measures taking effect from April 2017.


It will be soon be compulsory for organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their Gender Pay gap.


The new legislation will apply 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.


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 new legislation.


 

This event is nearly full

Newcastle upon Tyne
1 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30 Full
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies. 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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
8 February 2017
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
9 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Mock mediation

Witness how mediation works as our trainers lead you through the process in the form of an acted demonstration. Watching the story unfold stage by stage will allow delegates to see exactly what happens and provides the opportunity to pause for questions, explanations and discussion.

The course will also look at how mediation can be introduced into the workplace and the standards mediators need to achieve to deliver successful mediations.


Newcastle upon Tyne
14 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Newcastle upon Tyne
15 February 2017
10:00 - 12:00
Employment Law Update

This short briefing session will update you on the key changes happening in employment law and what this means for employers.

Newcastle upon Tyne
16 February 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Making your organisation more productive: A practical course

This new event provides managers and team leaders with practical and effective techniques designed to help increase workplace productivity.  Delegates will be able to take learning back into their organisations and formulate effective plans to add value to the work of their people and teams.

Newcastle upon Tyne
28 February 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Newcastle upon Tyne
1 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will give delegates a detailed understanding of how to handle both discipline and grievance problems when they arise in your workplace.



Newcastle upon Tyne
2 March 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Stress in the Workplace

Practical guidance to recognise, manage and minimise stress in your workplace. This training explains the key components of the HSE stress management standards.

Newcastle upon Tyne
3 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Employee Consultation Representative Training

This interactive and practical event will help your less experienced or newly elected consultation forum representatives get to grips with their role, responsibilities and how to best ensure all parties benefit from the employee forum.  The event will promote effective communications, consultation and the benefits of a joint approach.

Newcastle upon Tyne
6 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.

Newcastle upon Tyne
7 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness for the Modern Workplace

Emotional intelligence and mindfulness are well respected ideas and concepts used extensively over the past few decades to help individuals, teams and organisations work more effectively at numerous levels.

This one day workshop will help develop a greater understanding of what emotional intelligence and mindfulness are all about, as well as how they fit at a personal, business and organisational level.


The session is led by Martin J. Smith PhD. Martin is a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University and independent training consultant, specialising in the understanding and development of better individual and team workplace behaviour - and also a greater understanding of presenting personality types and attitudes.


He draws from both a deep understanding of the psychology of people but also past real management skills applied in large organisations at various levels.



An Acas senior adviser will also provide input on the implications for workplace procedures and good practice.



Newcastle upon Tyne
8 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
9 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Understanding TUPE: A practical guide to business transfers and outsourcing

This full day course is a practical guide to TUPE which will equip delegates with the means to identify TUPE transfers to understand the implications of a TUPE transfer and how to handle TUPE transfers in practice including practical sessions on due diligence, warranties and indemnities and information to and consultation with employee representatives.

The event will be delivered in conjunction with Dr John McMullen, partner at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP and Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University. John is one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and he is regarded as the country’s leading expert on TUPE and is author of the leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights.


Newcastle upon Tyne
10 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Newcastle upon Tyne
14 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Newcastle upon Tyne
21 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Appraisals and performance management skills for line managers

In a difficult economic environment it is important that businesses get the best from their staff.

This course will enable delegates to understand performance management at work and how to operate a policy successfully.



Newcastle upon Tyne
23 March 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Redundancy and Restructuring - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course will help you to find out all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way possible.

Newcastle upon Tyne
28 March 2017
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
30 March 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?

This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.

In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and how best to successfully implement one.




Newcastle upon Tyne
4 April 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Newcastle upon Tyne
5 April 2017
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.





Newcastle upon Tyne
6 April 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

New legislation on Gender Pay reporting is due to be introduced in late 2016 with the first measures taking effect from April 2017.


It will be soon be compulsory for organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their Gender Pay gap.


The new legislation will apply 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.


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 new legislation.


 



Newcastle upon Tyne
11 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.




Newcastle upon Tyne
12 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Newcastle upon Tyne
19 April 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Young Workers - how to recruit, retain and support younger people in workplaces

Join us as we look at issues affecting younger people in workplaces.

This course will explore the range of issues younger workers face when entering employment and provide you with information to manage the process effectively.

Delegates will gain the knowledge they need to understand the law around younger workers and the challenges they face in their new world of work.  We will look at the different ways you can employ younger people and the policies and procedures you can develop to help manage the transition of younger workers from education to employment.


Newcastle upon Tyne
20 April 2017
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
25 April 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Newcastle upon Tyne
26 April 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Newcastle upon Tyne
27 April 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Pay and Wages: Getting it Right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Newcastle upon Tyne
2 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Redundancy and Restructuring - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course will help you to find out all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way possible.

Newcastle upon Tyne
3 May 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Working with Unconscious Bias

This course provides an introduction to Unconscious Bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.

Newcastle upon Tyne
4 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

How to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Newcastle upon Tyne
9 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
10 May 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Mock Disciplinary Hearing

This interactive event gives an insight into what to expect during a disciplinary hearing, with tips and techniques on how to best manage the process. The event covers how to handle misconduct allegations from initial investigations to a "live" disciplinary hearing where you will witness snapshots of the proceedings and decide the outcome! A case study will be used to portray this.



An experienced Acas Senior Adviser will lead you through a scenario leaving you to decide the outcome and will then explain the pitfalls to avoid so that you do not find yourself in the same position.


Newcastle upon Tyne
11 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Change

This 1 day course considers how an organisation needs to plan for change and the effects that change creates for the business and its employees. We will examine the importance of providing leadership so that your business gets the best from employees before, during and after a period of change. We will also look at the legal aspects of change and prior considerations needed to ensure that issues arising are handled correctly.

Newcastle upon Tyne
16 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Recruitment, Selection and Retention

Gain the relevant expertise to recruit, select and retain the right people for your organisation.

Newcastle upon Tyne
17 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Newcastle upon Tyne
18 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
25 May 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Mock mediation

Witness how mediation works as our trainers lead you through the process in the form of an acted demonstration. Watching the story unfold stage by stage will allow delegates to see exactly what happens and provides the opportunity to pause for questions, explanations and discussion.

The course will also look at how mediation can be introduced into the workplace and the standards mediators need to achieve to deliver successful mediations.


Newcastle upon Tyne
5 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

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

Newcastle upon Tyne
12 June 2017
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
13 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Newcastle upon Tyne
14 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.

Newcastle upon Tyne
15 June 2017
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.





Newcastle upon Tyne
20 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Newcastle upon Tyne
21 June 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Dress in the workplace, tattoos and piercings

What are you allowed to ask your employees to wear? And how far can you influence how they present themselves in the workplace and to your customers?


This can be a very tricky issue which has led many employers into high profile debates in the media spotlight.


In this half-day course, our experienced trainers will explain, in a practical and straightforward way, employer and employee rights, the benefits of having a dress code policy and how best to successfully implement one.





Newcastle upon Tyne
29 June 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.




Newcastle upon Tyne
4 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Employee Consultation Representative Training

This interactive and practical event will help your less experienced or newly elected consultation forum representatives get to grips with their role, responsibilities and how to best ensure all parties benefit from the employee forum.  The event will promote effective communications, consultation and the benefits of a joint approach.

Newcastle upon Tyne
5 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Redundancy and Restructuring - Managing the change and understanding the options

This course will help you to find out all you need to know, about how to carry out redundancies in the most fair and efficient way possible.

Newcastle upon Tyne
6 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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, to 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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
11 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Disciplinary Investigations

Conducting a fair and reasonable investigation.



Newcastle upon Tyne
12 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Mental Health Awareness for Employers

This training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee suffering mental ill-health at work.

Newcastle upon Tyne
13 July 2017
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
18 July 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
19 July 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination: the essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations, employee representatives and HR professionals need to be aware of.


We’ll be covering the different types of discrimination – including the nine protected characteristics - and sharing good practice that you can adopt and promote within your organisation.


The session will include the most recent changes brought about by the Equality Act.



Newcastle upon Tyne
2 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Newcastle upon Tyne
8 August 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Unacceptable behaviours, such as bullying and harassment or aggressive attitudes, can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover, and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.


The effects of unacceptable behaviours are harmful to all concerned and potentially expensive for organisations with real reputation risks an issue.


This event provides delegates with valuable information about what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and bullying and harassment. We outline what the law says (in regards to the Equality Act) and the views of the Tribunals. We then look at the responsibilities you have as an employer and the implications for choosing not to address these issues.



Newcastle upon Tyne
9 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

This course provides you with practical and effective techniques to conduct and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Newcastle upon Tyne
11 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This course will help develop your knowledge and skills when managing or conducting employee discipline and or grievance procedures.




Newcastle upon Tyne
18 August 2017
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.





Newcastle upon Tyne