Trainings, Debriefings, Grief Groups


ERS offers a variety of training services that include drug-free workplace education, conflict management, change management, cultural diversity, stress management as well as many other topics. Our drug-free workplace training is one of our specialty trainings that includes review of the client company policy as well as signs and symptoms of impairment.

We also offer “brown bag” or “lunch and learn” sessions as a quick, informative hour on current topics.

The ERS Trainings List is a document describing the training topics in more detail. If you have a particular training need not mentioned on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the development of any training session you may require.  Trainings are typically 60 to 90 minutes in length.


A crisis or traumatic incident is an event of limited duration that is typically unexpected, sudden and overwhelming for those who are exposed to it. Feelings of loss of control and vulnerability are most common and people typically experience a wide range of reactions to a traumatic event. The primary goal in offering Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD’s) is to quickly stabilize the crisis situation so that equilibrium in the workplace is restored and the event can be dealt with constructively.

ERS’ staff have facilitated debriefings following armored car and bank robberies, suicide, violent deaths of co-workers, and work-site accidents involving serious injury or death. CISD’s allow those involved in the incident to process the event and reflect on its impact. In general, debriefings that take place within 48 – 72 hours after the incident are the most effective. The type of trauma and the number of potential group participants determine the number of ERS staff required.

Grief Groups

ERS is frequently called upon to provide on-site support for organizations that are conducting layoffs, have had a long-time employee pass away, or some other significant and disruptive loss or change.  In those situations, ERS counselors can conduct either grief groups or one-on-one support for employees who feel the need to talk and normalize their own grief reactions.  We assess for any risk factors as well as educate participants about enhancing coping skills and their support network.