Preparation and Planning Support for Lay-off

Much of the responsibility for ensuring a smooth transition falls to the managers who must notify the employees being released. Few, however, are adequately prepared to handle this situation effectively. Separation Notification Training ensures that these managers have the knowledge and skills they need to conduct notification meetings confidently and competently. By participating in this 2 ½-hour workshop, managers will be able to:

  • Understand their role in the separation process
  • Use a working knowledge of the dynamics of change management
  • Prepare for the notification meeting
  • Conduct the three critical steps of a notification meeting
  • Create a personalized and appropriate script for the notification meeting
  • Identify and respond effectively to the wide range of employee reactions
  • Avoid common pitfalls of notification meetings
  • Remain composed and in control during the notification meeting