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Acas training courses are now being run remotely using Zoom. We have a range of management, employment law and HR training courses available. We can also provide remote training courses for your workplace if you need to train larger groups or teams. To let us know how we can help, call us on 0300 123 1150, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or, fill in our enquiry form

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All Acas events in the Yorkshire region

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25 January 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Essential skills for supervisors (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the essential ‘people’ skills required in supervisory/line management roles.

It will also explore the importance of addressing absence, bullying and harassment and discipline and grievance matters.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 – 25th of January 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 26th of January 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
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.

Digital via Zoom
28 January 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Gender identity in the workplace (England & Wales) - digital event

Employers have made great strides in creating inclusive workplaces. However, many still have little or no experience of trans, non-binary and intersex employees, causing individuals distinct challenges. 

This 3-hour digital event will explore the key areas of legislation and good practice surrounding how employers can better support trans, non-binary and intersex employees.


Digital via Zoom
29 January 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Employment law for beginners - digital event

Understanding the law that underpins employment is vital to success. Whether you’re new to employing people or starting out in the world of work, Employment Law for beginners is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running.

This digital event simplifies complex issues, identifies important case law and will help you recognise potential issues before they become a problem.
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Digital via Zoom
2 February 2021
13:30 - 16:30
Contracts and written statements (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with guidance on how to create, agree, vary and terminate a contract of employment. It will also cover the relevant employment law and good practice relating to contracts and written statements.

Digital via Zoom
4 February 2021
09:00 - 12:00
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials (England & Wales) - digital event

This 3-hour digital 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.

Digital via Zoom
9 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Full
HR for beginners (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event will introduce you to the fundamentals of employing people. It maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, absence and disciplinary matters, through to ending the employment relationship.

You will also receive a helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters to use in your workplace.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 – 9th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 10th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
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.

Digital via Zoom
11 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Behaviours at work: understanding the unacceptable (England & Wales) - digital event

Behaviours such as bullying and harassment can increase absence levels and employee turnover, lower morale and reduce productivity. 

This 3-hour digital event will look at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and provide you with the skills needed to confidently identify and address such behaviours should they arise in your workplace.
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Digital via Zoom
15 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Flexible working: how to handle requests (England & Wales) - digital event

After 26 weeks of employment, employees have a statutory right to ask to work flexibly. An employer must have sound business reason for rejecting a request. 

This 3-hour digital event will look at the different types of flexible working and the relevant law. It will also outline the Acas Code of Practice and provide good practice on handling requests.


Digital via Zoom
15 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Conducting investigations (England & Wales) - digital event

This digital event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 – 15th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 16th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
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Digital via Zoom
18 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Essential skills for managers - digital event

Effective management promotes employee engagement and wellbeing, and has a positive impact on productivity. This digital event covers the fundamentals of management, from leadership styles to the essential qualities needed to become a leader and manager.

The event will be delivered via Zoom, in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours.

The dates are:

  • Day 1 – 18th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Day 2 – 19th of February 2021, 09:30 – 12:30


Digital via Zoom
22 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Mock redundancy - digital event

This 3-hour digital event will use a fictional case study to take you through a mock redundancy process.

It will focus on the legal responsibilities and good practice for employers faced with managing redundancies at this challenging time.


Digital via Zoom
23 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Managing discipline and grievance (England & Wales) - digital event

During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation. 

This digital event will provide you with an overview of the Acas Code of Practice and the key skills you need to confidently manage discipline and grievance procedures in your workplace and remotely.
This event is nearly full

Digital via Zoom
25 February 2021
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
How to manage homeworkers (England & Wales) - digital event

One of the biggest changes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has been the switch to working from home. For many businesses, managing people remotely is a new challenge.

This 3-hour digital event will give an essential overview of the law and good practice, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently manage employees working from home.
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Digital via Zoom
2 March 2021
13:30 - 16:30
Managing absence at work (England & Wales)- digital event

This 3 hour digital 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.

Digital via Zoom
11 March 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Redundancy: getting it right (England & Wales) - digital event

Making staff redundant is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision.

This digital event outlines the legal responsibilities faced by employers managing redundancies. It will also focus on good practice at this challenging time. 


Digital via Zoom
15 March 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Changing terms and conditions of employment (England & Wales) - digital event

Changing an employee’s terms and conditions may be necessary for business reasons, however doing so can present concerns for both the employee and employer. 

This 3-hour digital event will help you understand the legal obligations and good practice, so that you can be confident in your decisions to implement a change to employment terms and conditions.  


Digital via Zoom
16 March 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Mock disciplinary hearing - digital event

This interactive event provides you with a unique opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how a disciplinary hearing can work remotely. 

Our Senior Advisers will enact a fictional COVID-19 related disciplinary hearing, covering issues related to furlough, returning to work and social media. You will be able to witness the proceedings and help decide the outcome.


Digital via Zoom
18 March 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Managing performance and staff appraisals (England & Wales) - digital event

Performance management can help businesses achieve success by getting the best from their employees. This can be particularly important during difficult economic times. 

This 3-hour digital event will enable you to understand and effectively utilise performance management processes in the workplace.



Digital via Zoom
22 March 2021
09:30 - 12:30
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law (England & Wales) - digital event

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic presents extra challenges for managers and those people with existing mental health problems.

This 3-hour digital 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.


Digital via Zoom
30 March 2021
10:00 - 12:00
Employment law update (England) - digital event

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

This digital event will update you on the latest changes in legislation and highlight future developments - a key consideration for business planning. It includes information on new rules and regulations arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union.


Digital via Zoom