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Employment relations in practice: an Acas masterclass


Join Acas as our experts focus on current key employment issues.

This interactive in-depth Masterclass will feature:

mental health in the workplace; conflict resolution; non-disclosure agreements; inclusive recruitment and flexible working.

Business need

Drawn from our own experience of working with a wide range of businesses you will gain insight and practical knowledge on a range of current high profile topics, along with useful tips to help you embed best practice in your workplace.

This event will also provide the opportunity to network with fellow delegates and Acas experts.

Suitable For

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


The Masterclass will be chaired by Malcolm Boswell, West Midlands Area Director. Our interactive sessions include:

  • Keynote speech - Susan Clews, Acas Chief Executive

    Susan will explore the changing landscape of employment relations and what Acas’ priorities are within that
  • Mental Health in the workplace – Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Abigail was key in developing the Acas Mental Health guidance She will draw on her significant experience in the field to highlight the importance of mental health in the workplace, along with practical steps to assist staff wellbeing
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements – Jug Sahota, Equality and Diversity adviser and Dave Wait, Conciliation Manager

    Addressing a topic that is currently sparking discussion, Jug and Dave discuss the legalities and ethics of NDAs, along with our experience of their use in conciliation
  • Conflict Resolution – Pat Hicks and Jane Wilson, Acas Senior Advisers and Mediators

    Mediation experts, Pat and Jane will speak about how adopting conflict resolution approaches can create healthy and productive long-term working relationships. They also explore the options available when informal approaches aren’t successful
  • Inclusive Recruitment and Flexible Working – Emma Slaven and Maggie Steven, Acas Senior Advisers

    Beyond the theory of why inclusive recruitment and flexible working should be promoted, Emma and Maggie draw on their expertise to focus on what actually works, along with best practice advice
  • Panel Q&A

    Your opportunity to raise your questions

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Maple House, ETC Venues   Map (opens in new window)   Date 11/03/2020    Time 09:30 - 15:30   
Price £175.00 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.