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All Acas events in the North East region

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18 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30 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

Newcastle upon Tyne
21 November 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.

With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.

This event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.


Newcastle upon Tyne
22 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
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.
This event is nearly full

Newcastle upon Tyne
26 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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.





Stockton-on-Tees
26 November 2019
10:00 - 12:00
North East Roadshow - an introduction to effective workplace conflict resolution

Join Acas North East for an interactive workshop that will look at the key areas surrounding conflict resolution from a HR and management perspective.

You will also have the opportunity to meet your local Acas Adviser and network with other delegates.


Newcastle upon Tyne
27 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Employment Tribunals: an insider's guide

The prospect of facing an employment tribunal can be daunting to say the least. Join Acas and Collingwood Legal for this interactive, informative and myth busting event. We will share our knowledge and tips, enabling you to prepare with confidence, as well as provide you with the experience of a full mock tribunal hearing.

Newcastle upon Tyne
28 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Can't do or won't do

What happens when you have a member of staff who can't do the job, or won't?

It can be difficult to decide whether a person's poor performance should be handled as a conduct (won’t) or capability (can’t) issue.

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage these difficult situations effectively.



Newcastle upon Tyne
29 November 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Working with unconscious bias

Although natural and unintended, unconscious bias can influence decisions on recruitment, promotion and staff development. It can lead to a less diverse workforce and have serious implications for an organisation.

This half day event provides an introduction to unconscious bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.


Newcastle upon Tyne
3 December 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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
6 December 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.



This half day event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Newcastle upon Tyne
10 December 2019
09:30 - 12:30
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

Most employers appreciate that the success of their organisation relies on its staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and attitudes, and then retaining them requires skills and knowledge which can sometimes be overlooked or rushed.



This practical half day event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective and fair recruitment process.


Newcastle upon Tyne
11 December 2019
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
12 December 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
13 December 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
8 January 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
9 January 2020
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, 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
13 January 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

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

This event looks at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, the legal implications and employer responsibilities.


Newcastle upon Tyne
14 January 2020
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
16 January 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Employment law update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.



This event will bring you up to date on recent changes in legislation and highlight what’s planned for the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers will 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
21 January 2020
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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
23 January 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
28 January 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
4 February 2020
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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
4 February 2020
10:00 - 12:00
North East Roadshow - an introduction to effective workplace conflict resolution

Join Acas North East for an interactive workshop that will look at the key areas surrounding conflict resolution from a HR and management perspective.

You will also have the opportunity to meet your local Acas Adviser and network with other delegates.


Blyth
5 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Mediation Skills for Managers

A practical course to provide the skills and information for managers to operate effectively within your organisation.

Newcastle upon Tyne
12 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Management skills workshop

A practical workshop for those new to managing staff, providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a successful manager. This course can also act as a useful refresher for more experienced managers.

Newcastle upon Tyne
17 February 2020
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.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Newcastle upon Tyne
18 February 2020
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.

Blyth
18 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 2 - Practical skills)

In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this practical workshop is a follow up to part one. It gives delegates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first session, equipping them with the confidence to manage extreme, and persistent and difficult behaviours within their workplace.



NB: This is a follow up to our Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1) event. It is a prerequisite that all delegates have already attended the first session.


Newcastle upon Tyne
18 February 2020
10:00 - 12:00
North East Roadshow - an introduction to effective workplace conflict resolution

Join Acas North East for an interactive workshop that will look at the key areas surrounding conflict resolution from a HR and management perspective.

You will also have the opportunity to meet your local Acas Adviser and network with other delegates.


Middlesbrough
19 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
20 February 2020
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.

Durham
25 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Newcastle upon Tyne
26 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.





Newcastle upon Tyne
27 February 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.

With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.

This event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.


Newcastle upon Tyne
28 February 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Working with unconscious bias

Although natural and unintended, unconscious bias can influence decisions on recruitment, promotion and staff development. It can lead to a less diverse workforce and have serious implications for an organisation.

This half day event provides an introduction to unconscious bias, the effects it can have in the workplace and positive ways to overcome it.


Newcastle upon Tyne
3 March 2020
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
9 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.



This half day event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Newcastle upon Tyne
10 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Employment law update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.



This event will bring you up to date on recent changes in legislation and highlight what’s planned for the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers will explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Blyth
12 March 2020
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, 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
16 March 2020
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
24 March 2020
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
25 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Newcastle upon Tyne
26 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Employment law update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.



This event will bring you up to date on recent changes in legislation and highlight what’s planned for the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers will 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
27 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Newcastle upon Tyne
30 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Darlington
31 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Newcastle upon Tyne