Our events

Having difficult conversations in the workplace: pulling the plaster off and getting stuck in!
Date: 23.05.2019
Time: 08:30am for 9am until 11am
Venue: Coed y Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend, CF35 6AF
Cost: Free to attend (Includes refreshments)

Speaker (s): Helen Iles, Director, Helen Iles Ltd (Legal Management & Training)

Difficult conversations can be traumatic and stressful - yet the ability to manage them confidently is one of the cornerstones of effective leadership, clinical practice, employee relations and human resources management.
This interactive workshop delivered by Solicitor and Trainer Helen Iles, will equip you with everything you need to effectively conduct difficult conversations with staff.

Blending the legal with the practical and myth-busting common concerns, we will identify the legal framework underpinning a range of difficult conversations and understand standards of expected behaviour.

Once the framework has been identified, we will explore the practical skills required to have these conversations on a day to day basis that will provide you with a toolkit:-
Of listening, questioning, rapport and feedback techniques to apply in the workplace and achieve resolution.


Speed networking business breakfast
Date: 19.06.2019
Time: 07:30am for 8 until 10am {lang} 7.30am ar gyfer 8 tan 10am
Venue: Heronston Hotel & Spa, CF35 5AW
Cost: Free to attend (breakfast included)

Using social media and digital marketing for business
Date: 27.06.2019
Time: 09am for 09.30am until 12.30pm
Venue: Bridgend College, Queens Road South, Bridgend, CF31 3UR
Cost: Free to attend (includes refreshments)

The Bridgend Business Forum and Austin Walters, online digital marketing specialist have teamed up to bring you this informative and engaging half-day seminar.

During this seminar we will look at the role of a website and its content in 2019.

What will I learn?
• How content marketing can benefit your business
• How social media increases brand awareness
• You will learn simple strategies to make your website rank higher on Google with SEO

We will also look at the changing landscape of social media and how to use “impatient” strategies to generate leads through social media quickly.

The session will finish with an in-depth look at the changes we expect in Facebook in the near future including a step by step guide to some advanced paid Facebook marketing tactics.

It is essential that you bring your own laptop to be able to participate in this workshop.


Speed networking business breakfast
Date: 18.09.2019
Time: 07:30am for 8 until 10am {lang} 7.30am ar gyfer 8 tan 10am
Venue: Heronston Hotel & Spa, CF35 5AW
Cost: Free to attend (breakfast included)

Employment Law update - autumn
Date: 19.09.2019
Time: 08:30am for 9am until 11am
Venue: Waterton Centre, Bridgend CF31 3WT
Cost: Free (Includes breakfast)

Presenter (s): Helen Iles, Director, Helen Iles Ltd

To understand the impact of the latest legislative reforms on your business, we'd like you to join us at our spring employment law update.

This workshop offers a comprehensive employment law update and is a must for everyone with management responsibilities. This is an update on a broad range of topical employment issues, such as a greater understanding of employment legislation, awareness of imminent changes in employment law and clarification of new case law.

Questions and answers
Delegates will have the opportunity to pose specific questions to the experts. The event will close with a question and answer session, providing an opportunity for attendees to obtain employment advice on any issues they need help with.

Why attend?
If you are a Director, Manager, HR Practitioner, Supervisor or Team Leader involved in HR or the management of people this is for you!


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