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Working Wales: Acas Wales Annual Conference 2017


Overview

Our Working Wales conference will provide you with practical ideas to make a real difference to your organisation. Through a series of plenary and optional breakouts sessions, we will update you on the latest changes and trends in HR and Employment Law as well as discussing ways to retain your best workers and enhance your working practices to get the best from your staff.

This event will include important updates on: the potential effect of Brexit on the employment relations landscape, The Trade Union Bill, The Apprenticeship Levy and changes in Employment Law.

Business need

This event represents a great chance for those in people management, organisational development, leadership and HR to update themselves on key issues affecting their roles and offers an excellent opportunity to network with delegates from a range of industries.

Key employment relations topics that will be covered at this event include:

• Brexit and its potential effect on the Employment landscape

• the introduction of The Trade Union Bill

• the power of Generational insight

• evolving a culture of Equality & Diversity

• using mindfulness and resilience to tackle workplace stress

• innovative practice around business transformation

• preparing for the apprenticeship levy

• an employment law update covering all future changes



The conference features a number of nationally known speakers including Nigel Owens MBE, Gelong Thubten, Sir Brendan Barber and representatives from the CBI, the Equality & Human Rights Commission and leading Law firms.

Benefits of attending:

Understand how Employment Law changes will affect your organisation and its people from Emma Burns, Head of Employment Law at Hugh James Solicitors.

Hear how Jon Bridge, Head of People at Wales' largest brewery, Brains, evolved their organisation into the 'Best UK Coffee Chain'

Learn how to overcome stereotypes and how it feels to be yourself in front of millions of people, with an inspiring session from rugby referee and the ‘Number 1 most influential LGBT figure in Wales’, Nigel Owens MBE.

Learn how to embrace generational differences to gain real competitive advantage in recruiting talent and increasing organisational efficiency from Richard Thomas, partner at Capital Law.

Explore how to utilise mindfulness as a tool in your organisation from expert Gelong Thubten who has worked with the likes of Google, Ernst and Young and Benedict Cumberbatch on Dr Strange.

Understand how promoting diversity can increase employee satisfaction, productivity and retention in an engaging session with the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Suitable For

This is a must attend event for:

  • Directors and managers at all levels
  • HR Professionals, Employment Lawyers
  • Solicitors
  • Employment Relations specialists
  • CEOs
  • Payroll and Finance
  • Trade Union Representatives

Programme

10:00 Opening Address – Gareth Petty, Director for Acas Wales

10:10 Forthcoming Employment Relationship developments including; Brexit & the potential effect on the employment Landscape, introduction of the Trade Union Bill – Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair

10:30 Nigel Owens MBE, rugby referee and LGBT advocate

11:15 Coffee

11:30 Transforming your business – Jon Bridge, Head of People, Brains Brewery

12:15 Workshop 1 – choose one of the following:

Building resilience in the workplace – David Jones, Acas Advisor

Apprenticeship Levy – CBI

Using mindfulness in the workplace – Gelong Thubten, leading mindfulness expert

Fairness not favours – The Equality & Human Rights Commission

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Workshop 2 - choose one of the following:

Building resilience in the workplace – David Jones, Acas Advisor

Apprenticeship Levy – CBI

Using mindfulness in the workplace – Gelong Thubten, leading mindfulness expert

Fairness not favours – The Equality & Human Rights Commission

14:30 Employment Law Update – Emma Burns, Head of Employment Law, Hugh James Solicitors

15:00 Coffee

15:15 Embracing generational differences – Richard Thomas, Partner, Capital Law

15:45 Closing address – Gareth Petty, Director for Acas Wales


Venue Radisson Blu Hotel   Map (opens in new window)   Date 03/03/2017    Time 10:00 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email events@acas.org.uk if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.