ML131 - Laying Off Employees

Facilitator: Jay Hollowell

In this course, you will learn how to effectively manage a layoff - including making key decisions before, during and after the critical event. Handled skillfully, a layoff can set your team, and your school, - on a positive new path.

This course is sponsored by Harvard Business Publishing and features material from Harvard ManageMentor ®


Course Reviews

Course Rating
"I liked that the course included real life scenarios. That helped me grasp the severity of the issue more, understanding that there are many steps that need to be taken so that a lay-off can go as smooth as possible."
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Course Structure

Course Format

  • Can Start Anytime
  • Self-paced (within course enrollment timeframe)
  • Faculty Support (facilitator/coach)

Course Length

  • 4 Hours of Activities
  • 4 Weeks to Complete the Course
  • Can Finish Faster

Completion Requirements

  • Study Course Content
  • Participate in Forum Discussions *
  • Pass ALL Required Quizzes
  • Complete Online Course Survey

* You are required to participate in the course forum. We will assess the level of your discussion activity in the forum and may request an additional opportunity to engage you further in the discussion process prior to your certificate being awarded.

Technology Requirements

  • A Web browser with JavaScript and cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Speakers or headphones

Course Objectives

Laying Off Employees

  • Make key decisions before, during, and after a layoff.
  • Communicate effectively with employees about a layoff.
  • Rebuild a dedicated, high-performing post-layoff team.


Completion of this Course:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 4 Hours of Continuing Education

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How to Enroll

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