The Conversation No One Wants to Have: Disciplining and Terminating Employees

Do you shy away from disciplining or firing employees when there are problems? This training will teach you how to have those difficult conversations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to counsel employees about their performance using Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) and progressive discipline plans 
  • Understand basic legalities around terminating an employee
  • Know when to call a legal or HR professional for help with a performance or discipline problem, or a termination


No manager relishes the thought of having to discipline an employee or terminate one, if discipline isn’t working. But these conversations sometimes have to happen, and when that becomes necessary, it is important to know how to do it right.

In this training, you will learn how to have  disciplinary conversations with employees, how to set up Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs), and what to do if your PIP fails. You'll also leave with an understanding of best practices to follow when terminating an employee. 




Executive Directors, HR Specialists, and anyone who supervises staff


Amy Lahti worked for WEEST for four years, during which time she delivered over 125 workshops on business planning, human resources, social media, and more. She is an accomplished trainer and human resources professional with a deep understanding of the challenges nonprofits face when recruiting, managing, and developing their employees. She is currently works at Sandia National Laboratories as an Organizational Development Professional. 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence often takes photos during our trainings to share on social media. If you prefer not to be photographed, please let us know in the Special Needs field when you register.  

March 16, 2018 11:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo Ave SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106-87106
United States
Registration $ 15.00

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