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All Acas events in the Yorkshire region

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1 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing underperformance - digital event

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on a business and its employees. 

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.



Digital via Zoom
4 July 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Reasonable adjustments and disability - digital event

This digital event will explore how reasonable adjustments can have a positive impact on employees’ well-being and productivity. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the law and outline practical guidance for managing reasonable adjustments. 

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 - 4th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Day 2 - 5th of July 2022, 09:30 - 12:30


Digital via Zoom
12 July 2022
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.

Sheffield
20 July 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Sheffield
21 July 2022
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.



Sheffield
26 July 2022
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.

Leeds
27 July 2022
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.



York
2 August 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.



We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.


Doncaster
9 August 2022
09:30 - 16:30
The Acas framework for effective leadership

Good leadership is essential to successfully manage an efficient and productive workplace.



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


The event is open to all levels of management.



Hull
10 August 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.



York
15 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Hybrid working: getting it right

The landscape of work has changed dramatically since the global pandemic forced many workers into homeworking. 

Countless recent studies indicate that, post pandemic, many employees will continue to balance working remotely with attending the workplace – a hybrid working approach. 



Doncaster
16 August 2022
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.



Leeds
17 August 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace - digital event

This 3-hour digital event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.



Digital via Zoom
18 August 2022
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.



Leeds
18 August 2022
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.

Hull
19 August 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Behaviours at work: understanding the unacceptable - 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.



Digital via Zoom
25 August 2022
13:30 - 16:30
HR for beginners - 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 - 25th of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 26th of August 2022, 13:30 - 16:30


Digital via Zoom
2 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations - digital event

One of the most challenging aspects of managing performance is initiating conversations around sensitive topics.

This 3-hour digital event will give you an overview of effective techniques for managing difficult conversations with employees with confidence.



Digital via Zoom
5 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Managing absence at work - 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
6 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Flexible working: how to handle requests - 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
8 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Hybrid working: getting it right

The landscape of work has changed dramatically since the global pandemic forced many workers into homeworking. 


Countless recent studies indicate that, post pandemic, many employees will continue to balance working remotely with attending the workplace – a hybrid working approach. 



Leeds
12 September 2022
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.



Leeds
20 September 2022
09:30 - 16:30
TUPE: a practical guide to business transfers

This full day course provides a practical, in-depth look at the TUPE process from start to finish and draws upon current legislation and best practice when preparing for business transfers.

Leeds
20 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Gender identity in the workplace - 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
21 September 2022
13:30 - 16:30
Managing underperformance - digital event

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on a business and its employees. 

This 3-hour digital event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.



Digital via Zoom
26 September 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Supporting bereaved employees: the law and good practice - digital event

This 3 hour digital event is based on Acas’ updated bereavement guidance.  


We will provide insight into the law and good practice, including writing a bereavement policy. We will also cover practical advice for managers on supporting your employees during this difficult time. 



Digital via Zoom
26 September 2022
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.



York
28 September 2022
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.



Doncaster
5 October 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Leeds
17 October 2022
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.



Leeds
7 November 2022
09:30 - 16:30
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training. Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace.

The course duration is 5 days split over two weeks. The training runs from 09:30 - 16:30 each day and the dates are as follows: 

  • Week one: 7th & 8th November 2022 
  • Week two: 14th, 15th & 16th November 2022 


Hull
7 November 2022
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.



Leeds
22 November 2022
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.

Leeds
5 December 2022
09:30 - 16:30
Managing discipline and grievance

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.


Leeds
9 December 2022
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.


Leeds
9 January 2023
09:30 - 16:30
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.



Leeds
18 January 2023
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.



Leeds
7 February 2023
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.



Leeds
20 February 2023
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.

Leeds
8 March 2023
09:30 - 16:30
Managing discipline and grievance

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.


Leeds
13 March 2023
09:30 - 12:30
Employment law for beginners

Using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Employment Law for beginners simplifies complex issues, important case law is identified and explained to help delegates recognise potential issues within the law, so that learning can be put into practice in the workplace with confidence.

Leeds