ACAS FREE TRAINING – Do you want to develop the skills of your managers?



Does your organisation employ 3 – 49 employees? Do you want to develop the skills of your managers? If so, we’d like to invite you to a special webinar outlining a free training and research offer:

Skilled Managers – Small Businesses  A new approach to management training
Monday 23 Jan, 11am  Find out more or register your place

About this event: The Skilled Managers – Small Businesses research project offers the chance for employers to receive free management training for themselves and their line managers.

The training is delivered online and will take managers just a few hours to complete. You will also gain access to an online management toolkit as part of this offer. The focus of the training and toolkit is the development of skills required to build positive relationships and prevent, contain and resolve conflict at work.

In return, the researchers would like your help to find out whether this training intervention has a positive impact on staff engagement within your organisation.

The project is being led by the University of Westminster, in conjunction with the University of Sheffield and Acas, and the project team are inviting organisations with 3 – 49 employees to take part. Participation is free of charge.

You can hear more about the benefits of participating by attending the upcoming webinar:

View more event details and register your place here 
(this event is free to attend)

A note from one of the course experts Richard Saundry:

“Line managers are the key to creating healthy and productive places to work. They set the tone, create expectations, and are best placed to spot problems and nip them in the bud.

This is particularly important in small and micro-organisations in which conflict can have a devastating impact and where managers are often under extreme pressure with limited access to HR expertise.

That’s why myself and my colleagues at the Universities of Westminster and Sheffield have worked closely with experts at Acas to create an online training intervention which we believe will help managers and organisations with these critical challenges.”

If you are interested in getting involved with Skilled Managers but are unable to make the session on the 23 Jan you can email to get in touch with the team and find out more.