Understanding the impact of grief
The effects of bereavement on an individual will be profound and long lasting. This workshop explores the nature of grief and provides the organisation with guidance on how to support employees through the grieving process.
It will provide your managers and key staff with a greater understanding of the issues facing the bereaved and equip them with techniques for supporting employees through grieving process from the initial conversation through to maintaining performance at work in the longer term.
- What is grief
- What are the typical characteristics of grief
- How grief impacts the individual in the workplace
- How to deal with the initial news
- Maintaining communication
- Appropriate things to say and what not to say
- Returning to work
- Ongoing Performance Management
- Policy considerations for dealing with terminal illness
The workshop will help to stimulate discussion and reflection on your organisational approach to bereavement, how helpful your policy framework is, and what you could do differently to create a more human workplace.
Who should attend?
- Line Managers
- HR/Wellbeing professionals
- Team Leaders
- Trade Union Representatives
- Mental Health First Aiders
The Workshop is run in house and is scheduled at an agreed date to suit your needs. A minimum of 6 people is required with a maximum of 12. The Session will typically run from 10.30-3, depending on what suits your organisation.
What People Say
“In just a few hours the grief awareness workshop gave our managers the confidence and skills to actively support IIP team members who experience a bereavement. The workshop gave us insights into the approaches being adopted by leading edge organisations and helped us articulate our philosophy for managing bereavement at IIP. It also gave us the knowledge to develop practical guidance to support our community of managers in handling bereavement compassionately whilst balancing the need of the business” Danielle Bacon: Director of People and Business Services at Investors in People
“This would be excellent for people earlier in their management or HR careers”
“I am now feeling much more comfortable about the support I can give a bereaved person”
“A really informative morning, the presenters created a supportive ‘comfortable’ environment. Will recommend to others”
We can also offer bespoke courses to fit in with your leadership and development or CPD programmes
To find out more or to make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org or give Sue a call on 07867 500666