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Leading Through Downsizing: Effective Layoff Notification and Survivor Communication Strategies (HRM1403)

Presented by: Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
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90 minutes
  •  Thu, January 9, 2014
Event Description
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Learn Effective Layoff Notifications and Survivor Communication Strategies

No one wants to face the situation of having to lay off workers, but we can’t always control the economic realities that dictate workforce size. The way that the layoff process is handled by your company will impact not only the workers whose positions have been eliminated, but also the survivors who are still with your organization as you move forward following the downsizing or restructuring.

Join this session with Mary White to learn how to deal with response, questions and emotions of employees while downsizing. It’s critical for managers who are going to handle displaced worker notifications to be well-trained regarding how to handle this type of difficult conversation. It’s also important for them – and every other member of your management team – to understand the impact that downsizing has on the layoff survivors who remain with your company following the change, and to be fully aware of what to expect and how to communicate effectively in such situations.

Session Highlights:

  • Critical leadership concerns leading up to, during and following layoff notifications
  • Important managerial roles in layoff notification and survivor communication
  • Keys to effective, respectful position elimination conversations
  • Expectations for affected worker response, questions and emotions
  • Leading through downsizing, taking into consideration impact on survivor emotions, morale, productivity and team structure

You’ll learn crucial strategies, such as:

  • Keys to effective leadership in layoff circumstances
  • Sample “best practice” notification communication
  • Additional considerations for notification conversations
  • Additional practical, helpful information for dealing with layoff notifications and survivor communication
  • Timing and content considerations for effective group and individual communication with layoff survivors
  • Considerations for taking care of yourself as you manage and lead through turbulent times

Get answer to your queries in Q&A segment by the speaker after the session.
Who should attend?

HR professionals, generalists, managers, directors, business partners, coordinators, etc., business owners, managers and supervisors

About Our Speaker(s)

Mary Gormandy White, Employment Laws ExpertMary Gormandy White M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing director of MTI Business Solutions (, a leading corporate training/talent development firm based in the Southeast and working with clients throughout the U.S. She specializes in training, assessment and consulting services focused on building... More info

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    Event Title: Leading Through Downsizing: Effective Layoff Notification and Survivor Communication Strategies
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