INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GRIEF COACHING
From Grief to Gratitude™ Coaching Program
Grief is the Journey . . . Gratitude is the Destination
BECOME A WORKPLACE GRIEF COACH
The Workplace Grief Coach Online Training Program, offered by the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC), allows you to run your own From Grief to Gratitude Workplace Grief Workshops. Offer workshops to management and supervisory personnel at for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, government organizations, educational institutions, and more. No prior coach training or experience is required. Learn online at your own pace and build your own part-time or full-time business opportunity. Program was developed by Dora Carpenter, Certified Professional Coach and Founder of the From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program (accredited by the International Coach Federation).
What is the Workplace Grief Coach Certification Program?
Our training and certification program is designed to equip you with knowledge, content, and materials that allow you to present the From Grief to Gratitude Workplace Grief Workshop to management and supervisory personnel of for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and more. The suggested workshop is designed in a 90-minute presentation format.
Our Mission: To help organizations create a compassionate and grief-informed workplace culture. Since 2017, our From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches have helped individuals, families, and communities move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible. Passionate about the grief-helping profession, Dora Carpenter’s vision is to advocate more for grieving individuals by addressing the misunderstood impact of grief in the workplace. Although difficult to quantify, grief can have significant consequences to an organization in areas of productivity, revenue, absenteeism, safety, turnover, and morale. According to a study done in 2003 by The Grief Recovery Institute, the annual cost of employee grief to U.S. employers was $75 billion and death of a loved one accounted for $37.6 billion alone. It is estimated that the cost now far exceeds $100 billion. Being able to inform, educate, and support management and supervisory staff in this area will have a far-reaching impact on employees and organizations.
The self-directed From Grief to Gratitude Workplace Grief Coach Certification Program was developed and is facilitated by Dora Carpenter, Certified Professional Coach and Founder of the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching and the From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program, a leading grief coach training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Is this Program a Good Fit for Me?
• If you have the compassion, empathy, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals grieving the loss of loved ones, this program might be a good fit for you.
• If you want to change lives and the misconceptions surrounding grief and gain recognition as an expert in this area, this program might be a good fit for you.
• If you are already a coach, consultant, trainer, counselor, therapist, or another helping professional, and want to enhance your service offerings, this program might be a good fit for you.
• If you are an educator, speaker, workshop leader or presenter, this program might be a good fit for you.
• If you are looking to continue your personal and professional growth and development in a rapidly expanding field, this program might be a good fit for you.
• If you enjoy working with people and want to add additional income, start your own business, supplement retirement, change careers, or simply reinvent yourself, this program might be a good fit for you.
How Does the Online Coach Training Program Work?
The From Grief to Gratitude Workplace Grief Coach Certification Program is delivered in 12 video lessons and includes the suggested workshop presentation slide deck (PowerPoint) and workshop participant workbook (pdf format). You can begin the program at any time and work at your own pace from anywhere there is an internet connection. Upon successfully completing the program, you will be able to download a Certificate of Completion.
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF GRIEF IN THE WORKPLACE
Lesson 1: Why Understanding and Support in the Workplace is Needed
Lesson 2: Other Types of Losses Affecting the Workplace
Lesson 3: Myths, Stigmas, and Judgmental Perceptions Surrounding Grief
PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR THE GRIEVING EMPLOYEE AND BALANCING PRODUCTIVITY
Lesson 4: Bereavement Policy Procedures and Available Resources
Lesson 5: Balancing Compassion and Continued Work Productivity
Lesson 6: Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone Who is Grieving
Lesson 7: Sharing Sensitive Personal Information
Lesson 8: Grieving Employee Returning to the Workplace
Lesson 9: Handling Natural Disasters and Workplace Violence
IMPLEMENTING A COMPASSIONATE AND GRIEF-INFORMED WORKPLACE CULTURE
Lesson 10: Best Practices to Ensure that the Personal Needs and Work Responsibilities of Employees are Addressed
FROM GRIEF TO GRATITUDE WORKPLACE GRIEF WORKSHOP
Lesson 11: The Wonderful World of Workshops
Lesson 12: Workplace Grief Workshop Guidelines
Please Note: The From Grief to Gratitude Workplace Grief Coach Certification Program is not an ICF-accredited program and does not award CCE hours.
What is the Program Cost?
The training fee is $795 which includes all online video training and workshop presentation materials. The monthly licensing fee of $47 grants permission to use our intellectual property, a listing on our website as an authorized coach, and access to Dora Carpenter’s monthly online office hours for Q&A, feedback, business tips, and more. Only licensed coaches are authorized to use the copyrighted materials and intellectual property.
If you have questions or need additional information, reach out to Christina Ferguson, Program Director, Workplace Grief Division, at [email protected].