Changing perceptions: Addressing Grief in the Workplace - Webinar By TrainHR

Venue: Online Training

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2012
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Overview : Why does society and specifically the workplace look at grief as a taboo subject? In reality we will all experience the loss of someone in our lives resulting in the need to grieve and heal in a productive and supportive environment.

Addressing grief and implementing awareness on an often-overlooked workplace challenge will result in greater work satisfaction, creating a productive work/life balance. Providing awareness on the topic can create a shift in culture from avoidance to embrace - tackling the goal of changing the perception of loss.

Why should you attend : Organizations remain ignorant about the short and long-term impact of grief in the workplace. Therefore, it is important for organizations to address grief programmatically using proven and effective approaches.

This presentation will provide attendees with a structured format for addressing grief as it enters the workplace by providing extensive information on grief, knowledge of what to expect from a grieving employee and how a grief in the workplace program can dovetail into already existing bereavement programs.

Areas Covered in the Session
Discussions of society’s and the workplace’s perception of grief
Essential information about grief and how an employee will react to grief
Eliminating the presence of “presenteeism” as it relates to bereavement
Embracing the employee who is suffering a loss through HR programs, Co-workers understanding and management procedures
Establishing Crisis Response procedures
Develop a plan for creating an environment acceptable of grieving employees while reducing the impact on the workplace
Who Will Benefit:
Executive Leadership
Business owners
Human Resource Professionals
Human Resources Specialists
Employee Assistant Program professionals
Management Trainers
Benefits Managers

Rachel Kodanaz, founder of Grief in the Workplace, is a national speaker and facilitator on all aspects of grief, specifically supporting the workplace.

Rachel entered the grief world when her husband suddenly passed away leaving her with a 2-year-old daughter. Her experience as a manager in large corporations led her to publish Grief in the Workplace Program to support the workplace when dealing with a grieving employee or workgroup, with emphasis in educating Human Resources, managers and co-workers.

Since 1996, Rachel speaks nationally on grief subjects, is a columnist for Living with Loss magazine, and supports local and national community programs, including Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation and HeartLight Center. In addition, Rachel has published numerous articles and participated in a grief segment on Good Morning America.


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Price List: Live : $95.00 Corporate live : $295.00 Recorded : $145.00 Phone: 800-447-9407 Fax: 302-288-6884 Zip 19801