The Strategic Management Series: Sound Employment Practices for CILs Part 3: Discipline and Departure (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

This IL-NET series on exemplary employment practices and skills is designed for Executive Directors and other managers at Centers for Independent Living. The four-part series offers the opportunity to explore the risks and rewards of the employment relationship within the context of a center for independent living. The four-parts include:

From time to time, in every organization, it becomes necessary to discipline staff for poor performance or unacceptable behavior. Staff discipline is an unwelcome task for even the most experienced supervisor. The process of discipline and termination is also fraught with legal risk. This session explores core principles in staff discipline and termination, and offers practical advice for minimizing legal risk as well as stress and organizational disruption. We cover:

  • When and how to discipline poor-performing or poorly behaved employees
  • Common pitfalls in employee discipline
  • Recognizing legal risks in discipline and termination
  • Conducting "safe" separations

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training series, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify potential trouble spots in the employment lifecycle (from hiring to departure)
  2. Describe effective techniques for empowering employees to succeed
  3. Distinguish how to spot and address difficulties that often arise in the workplace
  4. Describe the circumstances under which outside help may be needed to manage employment challenges

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