Grief at Work: Loss & Resilience in the Workplace
There’s an urgent need for workplaces to spur resilience by normalizing loss and being supportive in the face of grief.
A resource by Ari Simon
Grief at Work is a staff training workshop for organizations, companies, and teams to learn key skills for recognizing and responding to loss and grief in the workplace.
As colleagues, coworkers, and teams, learning how to support each other in our most challenging moments is a critical step in creating work cultures that are more equitable, inclusive, and resilient.
Bringing Grief at Work into your workplace will help you and your team:
- Recognize our tendencies to avoid acknowledging loss
- Learn how to transform barriers into pathways towards resilience
- Practice alleviating shame and encouraging colleagues’ wellbeing
- Gain practical tools for supporting each other through bereavement and losses of any kind
- Walk away with a deeper sense of how to maintain caring, supportive, and sustainable work environments
The Grief at Work program offerings range from a 1 hour intro session to a half-day planning and practice retreat. This customizable training can support teams of all shapes and sizes, though each workshop is best suited for small to medium (5-30 people) sized groups. A demo version is also available for initially engaging larger audiences. Grief at Work can be formatted for in-person convening or for virtual gathering.
Grief at Work is led by Ari Simon, a facilitator, coach, community engagement practitioner, and artist. Ari's various programs on death care, grief, and resilience have engaged over a thousand participants across North America. With a background in public policy and management, Ari runs Inner & Outer Engagement, a planning and convening practice bringing people into conversation and connection around topics such as environmental policy, organizational values, gender identity, community resilience, and loss, death & grief.