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Acas Conference: Employee engagement and dispute resolution in the future workplace


Join Acas for a conference that will explore the evolution of employee engagement and early dispute resolution in the workplace.

Delegates will have the opportunity throughout the day to share their thoughts and experiences through a series of interactive breakout sessions and talks led by Acas experts and academics.

Business need

Every organisation’s success is built on its people. Get the people bit right and you are likely to have motivated, committed, productive staff and a more profitable business. Maintaining an engaged workforce can reduce the possibility of costly and often resource consuming disputes.

Delegates attending this event will:

  • Share their experiences and participate in discussion on employee engagement and the key role early dispute resolution plays in the modern workplace
  • Have the opportunity to discuss and share their approach to engaging staff when implementing new policies
  • Reflect on their existing approach to employee engagement, including working with Trade Union and staff forums
  • Explore the different types of dispute resolution and when it’s appropriate to use them
  • Enhance their skills and knowledge to improve conflict management through effective employee engagement

Why Acas? Acas is widely recognised as Britain’s leading impartial authority on workplace relationships and effectiveness. In addition to our Statutory Code on disciplinary and grievance procedures, every year we provide millions of employers and employees with a unique combination of digital, practical, and expert services.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


This conference will be chaired by Henicka Uddin; Area Director for Acas London and will include the following plenary and breakout sessions:

Engagement and Dispute Resolution – The Acas Perspective
Henicka Uddin; Area Director for Acas London

Conflict, capability and the role of HR
Dr Richard Saundry; Professor in HRM & Employment Relations, University of Plymouth

Case Study
Dr Erika Kispeter – Research Fellow, Warwick Institute for Employment Research

Q&A panel discussion with Henicka Uddin, Dr Richard Saundry and Dr Erika Kispeter

Breakout Sessions
Delegates will be split into three groups and will have the opportunity to attend all three of the following breakout sessions:

  • Breakout Session 1: Internal mediation: how to lose friends and alienate colleagues
  • Breakout session 2: Engaging staff during redundancy
  • Breakout session 3: Managing conflict: The role of the line manager

Venue Trades Union Congress   Map (opens in new window)   Date 28/02/2019    Time 09:30 - 17:00   
Price £245.00 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 if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.