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All Acas events in the Yorkshire region

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25 October 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Top Tips for Managers

The course draws on the wealth of experience Acas has on avoiding legal difficulties as a manager and at the same time touches on best practice motivational and managerial techniques. It covers the fundamentals of management from basic leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.


The course aims to provide a broad overview of the basic ‘do’s and don’ts’ for managers that will provide the basis for further training and study.  



Sheffield
26 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

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

Leeds
30 October 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, 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.



York
31 October 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.



Leeds
1 November 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.



Leeds
2 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

A practical course that takes you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. The training is based on Acas own non statutory guidance on recruitment and induction.

Leeds
6 November 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, 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.



Hull
8 November 2017
09:20 - 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.



Leeds
8 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Effective Absence Management

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence. Understand the skills required to conduct successful Return to Work interviews and be able to plan and carry them out.

Hull
9 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
Top Tips for Managers

The course draws on the wealth of experience Acas has on avoiding legal difficulties as a manager and at the same time touches on best practice motivational and managerial techniques. It covers the fundamentals of management from basic leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.


The course aims to provide a broad overview of the basic ‘do’s and don’ts’ for managers that will provide the basis for further training and study.  

This event is nearly full

Leeds
10 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Effective Absence Management

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence. Understand the skills required to conduct successful Return to Work interviews and be able to plan and carry them out.

York
14 November 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.



Sheffield
20 November 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, 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.



Sheffield
21 November 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.

Leeds
22 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
I'm an employer......get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

“I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?”



“What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?”



"What sort of evidence do I need?”



“What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?”



“How many witnesses will we need to bring?”




These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.




This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive day for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.




Irwin Mitchell solicitors led by Glenn Hayes will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome.




Glen and his team of expert employment lawyers bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.



Wakefield
22 November 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.

Leeds
23 November 2017
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.

Hull
23 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30 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

Leeds
23 November 2017
10:00 - 15:00
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 witness proceedings and decide the outcome!


Acas and Irwin Mitchell employment law experts will lead you through a role play 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.



Hull
23 November 2017
13:30 - 16:30
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.



Hull
24 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Top Tips for Managers

The course draws on the wealth of experience Acas has on avoiding legal difficulties as a manager and at the same time touches on best practice motivational and managerial techniques. It covers the fundamentals of management from basic leadership styles to the qualities essential to becoming a leader and manager.

The course aims to provide a broad overview of the basic ‘do’s and don’ts’ for managers that will provide the basis for further training and study.  



York
27 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
Effective Absence Management

Learn practical management techniques to help improve attendance, and discover what the law says you can and cannot do when managing workplace absence. Understand the skills required to conduct successful Return to Work interviews and be able to plan and carry them out.

Leeds
28 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Mock mediation - A rare opportunity to see mediation in action

Managers don’t need to be told how time consuming, stressful, disruptive and expensive conflict can be for all concerned. This event will demonstrate what mediation looks like in practice and how it works to resolve conflict quickly and effectively with tangible business benefits.


It will be an interactive event in which you see the various stages of the process in action. We will take a step by step approach and invite the audience to participate in discussions throughout.



Sheffield
28 November 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, 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.



Leeds
30 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30 Nearly Full
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. This event is nearly full

Leeds
30 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
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.

This event is nearly full

Sheffield
30 November 2017
13:30 - 16:30
Managing Holidays

This event will take you through the tricky area of calculating annual leave entitlement and holiday pay, show you how to manage leave requests during peak times, and explore the implications of recent case-law including how overtime, sickness, maternity and sleep-ins affect holiday pay.

Sheffield
4 December 2017
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
6 December 2017
09:30 - 13:00
Yorkshire & Humber Mediators Network

Join us for our exclusive network event designed specifically for graduates of our Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation training. This free half day workshop provides delegates with the opportunity to continue their professional and practical development as mediators.

Leeds
7 December 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

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

Leeds
11 December 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Holidays

This event will take you through the tricky area of calculating annual leave entitlement and holiday pay, show you how to manage leave requests during peak times, and explore the implications of recent case-law including how overtime, sickness, maternity and sleep-ins affect holiday pay.

Leeds
12 December 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.



Leeds
13 December 2017
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?


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



Leeds
8 January 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

A practical course that takes you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. The training is based on Acas own non statutory guidance on recruitment and induction.

Leeds
9 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

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

Sheffield
9 January 2018
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.



Leeds
11 January 2018
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.



Hull
11 January 2018
10:00 - 15:00
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 witness proceedings and decide the outcome!


Acas and Irwin Mitchell employment law experts will lead you through a role play 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.



Doncaster
15 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Practical Skills in dealing with Extreme Persistent and Difficult Staff Behaviours (Part 2)

Psychotherapist Martin J Smith, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, will share his expertise, equipping delegates to feel more confident about what to do with colleagues who they find tricky to work with. The Acas adviser will offer best practice workplace advice for these issues.


This workshop is a follow-up to the initial workshop on extreme persistent difficult behaviour. It seeks to give participants the opportunity to apply skills and ideas developed from the first session. Therefore it is a prerequisite that delegates have already attended the initial workshop.



Leeds
16 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

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

Leeds
17 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
7 ways to make your organisation more productive

This event will provide you with practical and effective techniques designed to help increase workplace productivity. Delegates who attend this event 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.

Leeds
17 January 2018
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.



Leeds
17 January 2018
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.

Sheffield
18 January 2018
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.

Leeds
22 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Having difficult conversations

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

Leeds
25 January 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.



Leeds
29 January 2018
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.

Leeds
30 January 2018
09:30 - 16:30
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.


Leeds
31 January 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies 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. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


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 legislation.



Leeds
1 February 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Managing Discipline and Grievance

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

Leeds
6 February 2018
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
6 February 2018
09:30 - 16:30
I'm an employer......get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

“I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?”
“What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?”
"What sort of evidence do I need?”
“What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?”
“How many witnesses will we need to bring?”


These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.


This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive day for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.


Irwin Mitchell solicitors led by Glenn Hayes will lead you through a role play scenario leaving you to decide the outcome.


Glen and his team of expert employment lawyers bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.



Doncaster
8 February 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.

In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.

This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.

We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.

Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:

Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.

John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights



Sheffield
12 February 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.

Leeds
13 February 2018
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.



Leeds
14 February 2018
09:30 - 16:30
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.

Leeds
20 February 2018
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?


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



Leeds
21 February 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Managing diversity in the workplace

A diverse workforce contributes to growth and productivity, and equality and diversity policies help ensure that organisations employ and retain the very best people for the job.


In this session we look at some of the often complex workplace issues that employers may face when managing a diverse workforce. We will examine common instances of discrimination, help clarify where risks may lie for an employer and show delegates how to manage these situations more effectively.



Leeds
26 February 2018
09:30 - 16:30
An investigations whodunnit event

This realistic scenario based event presents a situation requiring investigation; and provides hands on experience of practical and effective techniques for conducting and completing an investigation.

Leeds
27 February 2018
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.

Leeds
6 March 2018
09:30 - 16:30
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training to be held on 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 15th March 2018 (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace.

Leeds
12 March 2018
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.

Leeds
19 March 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.

In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.

This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.

We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.

Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:

Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.

John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights



Leeds
22 March 2018
09:30 - 16:30
Conducting Investigations

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

Leeds