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Conducting termination interviews - a seminar by ARTS

In the event of a separation, the goal should always be for managers and former employees to be able to look each other in the eye later and have a relaxed conversation at a chance - or planned - meeting. To achieve this, it is essential how employees are treated during the separation process and how they are seen off. When this process is characterized by fairness and appreciation, anger and negative consequences on both sides are minimized.

We have developed a training process that is designed to show managers how to prepare themselves as well as possible for the interview situation in order to be able to conduct an appreciative termination interview. 

In the training, we work in a very practice-oriented and experience-based manner. We keep the theoretical part manageable in favor of practical exercises. In the course of the workshop, participants receive a practical guide for their personal preparation.

Key facts about the seminar "Conducting termination interviews"

Seminar Contents

  • Entry: Exchange on fears and expectations prior to the separation interview.
  • Process consideration: How a fair separation becomes possible (interfaces of the manager as a stakeholder in the HR process)
  • A question of attitude: The termination as farewell 
  • Preparation: Planning structure and content
  • Consequence: A short excursus on the Harvard principle
  • Reasons: Opening perspectives for the person through clear feedback
  • Extreme situation: What can happen?
  • The manager as a person: Own emotions

From €1.400

  • per day
  • plus VAT
  • incl. certificate
  • Prices depend on the venue as well as the number of participants and possible specifications
  • We will gladly provide you with an individual offer for your team.

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Learning objectives

The manager can fairly manage the situation through proper preparation, establish an appropriate climate for discussion, and accept and respond to the terminated person's reaction.

Organization & format

  • Duration: 2-day training (remote 4 half days of 4 hours each) 
  • Inhouse at your location or remote possible
  • Target group: Executives, managing directors, HR managers
  • Number of participants: At least 4 up to 10 participants
  • ARTS is AZAV-certified and offers interactive training with high quality standards.
  • Each participant receives a final certificate.

Qualification and partners

ARTS is an AZAV-certified training provider and offers training for job seekers and companies.

AZAV Certificate

Frequently asked questions about the "Conducting termination interviews" seminar

Where does the seminar "Conducting termination interviews" take place?

We offer this training as an in-house training at your company. Upon customer request, we can also conduct the training remotely or at our premises in Dresden. If the training is conducted in a virtual setting, we recommend dividing the two training days into four half days.  

The advantage of in-house trainings compared to catalog trainings is that several of your company representatives will be trained in one training session and will receive the same input. In this way, a common mindset can develop for your company as to how employee discussions should be conducted in an appreciative manner, which has a 1:1 effect on your corporate culture. Thus, not only one employee is trained, but you quickly achieve a common understanding suitable for your company.

How long does the seminar "Conducting termination interviews" last?

This is a 2-day seminar. As a rule, both days are scheduled for approx. 7h. However, we always coordinate the exact times and dates in consultation with you.

Do we receive all seminar documents afterwards?

We are happy to provide the documents used in the training to all participants afterwards.

Are there other training courses that match this seminar?

In the subject area "Communication", we also offer the seminar "Conducting Employee Discussions"

We are also happy to offer you support in the area of "Leadership development". Here we have developed individual trainings that focus on specific topics. These trainings can be booked individually or as a modular package tailored to your managers.

Will I receive confirmation of my participation?

Of course, all participants receive a confirmation of participation after each training.

What technical requirements are necessary for online workshop participation?

We use both Zoom and Google Meet. For both video conferencing systems you need a laptop or fixed computer with a current browser (Google Chrome recommended). You can easily get into the virtual seminar rooms via an invitation link that we will provide before the workshop. You will also need a headset or speakers on your end device as well as a webcam, because since we make the workshops interactive, every participant is allowed to actively contribute to the outcome.

Can I watch the workshops later?

Recordings of the workshops are not provided by default. Since we do not hold frontal lectures, always actively involve the participants and also work in small groups, participation in the booked workshop is required to get all the content.

Is an online workshop the right format for me?

Experience from recent years has shown us that many things work just as well or even better in a virtual setting than in a classroom training. Our experts are trained in the use of various tools, such as virtual whiteboards or the technical uncertainties of online training, so they can provide you with advice and support in any situation. We are also happy to arrange an appointment in advance for a brief technology checkup. The easy access to our online workshop also allows you to easily exchange ideas with participants from all over Germany without additional travel and accommodation costs.


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