Rachel Kodanaz
Instructor Rachel Kodanaz
Product Id 601565
Duration 60 Minutes  
Version Recorded
Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
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When Grief Disrupts the Workplace: Practical Solutions


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 affect 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: Even if you have not experienced a loss in your company, you should attend the webinar because it will happen to you, your workgroup and your company at some point in your career. Being prepared will make all the difference in the world for all employees affected by the situation. There is nothing worse than the feeling of helplessness of where to begin preparing for the grief when you receive the news. Often companies scramble for support; being prepared is the first step of minimizing the disruption. This webinar will provide you with the tools necessary to minimize the disruption.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Essential information about grief and how an employee will react to grief
  • How the reaction to the loss by the employer will minimize the disruption to the workgroup
  • Specific ways to prevent disruption by being prepared in advance
  • Define roles and responsibilities of individuals in workgroups to help with mitigation
  • Ideas for preventing distraction from co-workers - specific ways of handling the grief
  • Examples of how the disruption can be avoided by addressing the loss immediately
  • Ideas for developing solutions based on the needs of the workgroup
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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