Talking about death and grief can be challenging - but it doesn't have to be.
Addressing these subjects in the workplace are crucial to help employees feel prepared and supported as they navigate major life milestones. In this workshop, you'll learn how to tackle these subjects comfortably, creatively, and proactively. (Note: this is not therapy or group counseling)
"Let's talk about death at work" is a 1.5-hour workshop designed by Lantern & Forneret Co. to help HR leaders and people managers navigate end-of-life-related planning and discussion. We will guide your team through exploring the complexities and realities of working while caregiving and grieving, as well as provide actionable tips for addressing bereavement with your employees and colleagues.
In this workshop you will:
- Discover why death, dying, caregiving, and grief are some of the most important things your workplace should be planning for right now
- Gain a richer understanding of the role HR and managers can play in bereavement support
- Exercise your ability to be in conversation about death, dying, caregiving, and grief
- Learn important foundational aspects of end-of-life planning
- Redefine what grief looks like for the individuals on your team
- Gain tactical skills for navigating grief-related conversations
- Preview solutions that could help your team become more prepared to deal with end-of-life situations
Liz builds companies that tackle taboo topics. In her early career, she founded her first social venture at age 15, ran Special Projects for DoSomething.org and later led communications for Crisis Text Line. Most recently, Liz launched Lantern, a venture-backed Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to change the way we talk about and manage end of life and death. Liz studied Design Strategies (BBA) at Parsons the New School for Design and Strategic Communications (MS) at Columbia University. She's also an active volunteer and board member for Experience Camps, a one-week free summer camp for children who've lost a loved one and committee member for the Dying Well Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute.
Alica's work about how grief shows up in professional environments has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, GQ, and Psychology Today. When she's not writing or developing customized grief resource plans for BIPOC, she volunteers her time as an Associate Board Member of Our House Grief Center and facilitates end-of-life events across The United States and Canada.
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