GMA SHRM HR Roundtable

Grief and Loss in the Workplace

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 
M3 Insurance



Registration and Networking



Fees & Registration

Roundtables are no cost, smaller and less formal meetings for GMA SHRM members only.

Advance registration is required. Number of participants capped at 20.

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Location & Directions


3113 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713-2830

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Facilitated by Cheri Milton, Agrace HospiceCare

Presentation Description

According to the Wall Street Journal, workplace grief costs US businesses over $75 billion per year in reduced productivity, increased errors and accidents.  How well the workplace supports the employee through the grieving process can make all the difference in the world between the company being seen as compassionate and caring while still showing concern for its customers or those to whom it provides services.  Employee morale can be greatly impacted, and managers should not underestimate this important event in the lives of their employees.

Learn information about the grieving process including general principles of grief and how to support employees who are experiencing the loss.  Participants will discuss how they support grieving employees in their work environments.

Participants will:
  • Identify common reactions to and symptoms of grieving.
  • Explore and integrate interventions to support employees who are grieving.
  • Identify barriers for an employee’s successful reentry into the workplace. 


Cheri Milton, Grief Services Manager at Agrace HospiceCare. Cheri has a broad knowledge of death/dying and grief issues. In addition, she holds a B.S. in Human Ecology and an M.S. in Marriage Family Therapy, plus LMFT and CT certifications. 




For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.