Delivering termination news

3.5 hour instructor-led workshop
For people leaders


Downsizing, closures, and restructuring are all common realities in the working environment. Many people leaders have not had to terminate an employee and are unequipped when this sudden need arises. This workshop will provide participants with skill-building training to help them manage termination news in a healthier and more productive way. They’ll also examine what employees receiving the news may experience, how they might react, and how they themselves might feel during and after delivering the message.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Implement tips and strategies on best practices for delivering termination news.
  • Understand how employees might react to hearing the news of a termination and how to manage those reactions.
  • Comprehend vicarious trauma effects and how delivering this news may affect the messenger.