Rachel Kodanaz
Instructor Rachel Kodanaz
Product Id 601553
Duration 60 Minutes  
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Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
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10 Good Practices for Supporting the Workgroup when an Employee Dies


The death of an employee immediately changes the dynamics of a work group - shifting from professional to personal. This presentation will provide educational and tactical approaches to supporting the workgroup when an employee dies. Although grief impacts each individual and each cultural group differently, grief is a universal experience, which has a profound effect on our lives.

These evidence-based practices will lead the workgroup through an inopportune journey enabling them to grieve the loss of their co-worker while maintaining professionalism, productivity and personal growth. The webinar will address the importance of each of the 10 practices and will provide scenarios and suggestions to help ease the disruption from the loss.

Why you should attend: Addressing the loss of an employee is arguably the most challenging event for human resources, management and co-workers. Being educated in grief and learning tips and tricks for supporting the workgroup are essential in dealing with an employee loss. Whether you use 1 or 10 of the practices presented in this webinar - the manner in which the loss is supervised will change the journey for the grieving co-workers and help rebuild the workgroup.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Sharing the news - do's and don'ts
  • Accessing grief support
  • Paying respect to the family
  • Understanding the roles/responsibilities between managers and HR
  • Keeping the workgroup functioning
  • Restoring the "empty chair"
  • Creating an Office Memorial
  • Maintaining the harmony of the workgroup
  • Embracing "The Human Factor"
  • Formalize a standard approach to address Grief in the Workplace
Who Will Benefit:
  • Executive Leadership
  • Business owners
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Employee Assistant Program professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Management Trainers
  • Benefits Managers
  • Co-workers

Speaker Profile
Rachel Kodanaz founder of Grief in the Workplace, is a national speaker, facilitator and author 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,

Since 1996, Rachel speaks nationally on grief subjects, is a columnist for Living with Loss magazine, 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.

Rachel recently published the book, Living with Loss, One Day at a Time. The daily lessons provide hope, optimism, coaching, introspection, self-discovery and renewal using practical ideas and solutions that are doable for all ages and any type of loss.

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