Marian to host “Grief in the Workplace” presentation, Sept. 29

September 25, 2015


The Edwin S. Shneidman Program in Thanatology at Marian University will be hosting a “Grief in the Workplace” presentation on Tuesday, September 29 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Stayer Center.

This presentation will assist attendees in identifying and understanding what leaders and managers can do when employees are impacted by loss, as well as examine what makes a compassionate workplace. The key to preventing crisis, loss and grief from having an impact on well-being and productivity is the collaboration between human resources, leaders, managers and employees.

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CMC, will serve as the facilitator. Rubel is a nationally recognized leader in resilience consulting, and is the author of the best-selling book,
But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide,

among several other works. Currently, she is a consultant with the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Barbara received a BS in Psychology and MA in Community Health with a concentration in thanatology from Brooklyn College. In addition, Rubel is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Certified Bereavement Specialist, and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor.

This event is $20 per person, and $10 for Marian University students, faculty and staff. To register for the event or for more information, contact Dr. Janet McCord at

 or at 920-923-8952.