Let's talk about death at work

Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 11:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

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)

This a 1-hour workshop designed by Lantern & Forneret Co. to help HR leaders, people managers, and team members 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, managers, and coworkers 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



  • Sara Vondrachek

    Sara Vondrachek

    People Experience | Engagement | Culture Advocate

    Chapter Lead

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  • Michelle Spehr

    Michelle Spehr

    Chapter Co-Lead

    Workshop Facilitator | Workplace Wellbeing

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  • Joe Poeschl

    Joe Poeschl

    The Commons

    Program Director

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  • Maggie Dauss

    Maggie Dauss

    Greater Milwaukee Committee

    Community Manager & Co-founder, The Commons

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  • Zech Dahms

    Zech Dahms

    Perennial Culture

    Chapter Founder

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  • Shalini Nag

    Shalini Nag

    EvidaSolve LLC


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  • Andi Sciacca

    Andi Sciacca


    Founder + Executive Director

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  • Connie Cudnohowski

    Connie Cudnohowski

    Sense of Wonder LLC

    Mindful Leadership Educator

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  • Nathan Sheets

    Nathan Sheets

    Children's Wisconsin

    Leadership Development Manager

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  • Aaron Rindt

    Aaron Rindt


    Culture Activist

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  • Melinda Pogue

    Melinda Pogue

    Northwestern Mutual

    Learning & Development Sr. Specialist

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  • Kristin Strunk

    Kristin Strunk

    Culture Activist

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  • Amanda Panciera

    Amanda Panciera

    Urban Ecology Center

    Chapter team

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  • Angela Steinkamp

    Angela Steinkamp

    Chapter team

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  • Courtney Omernick

    Courtney Omernick

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    Production Coordinator

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  • Trav Walkowski

    Trav Walkowski

    Activeloop | Employmetrics

    Partner & Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Rebecca Gasper

    Rebecca Gasper

    Chapter team

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  • Paula Rauenbuehler

    Paula Rauenbuehler

    Leading UP, llc

    CEO, Leadership Development Coach

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  • Matt Ley

    Matt Ley

    Chapter team

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  • Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall


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