COOS BAY — South Coast Oregon Employer Council will host “Terminations: When Employees Pass Their Expiration Date,” a workshop presented by Jennifer Bouman-Steagall a dynamic storyteller and Pacific Northwest defense attorney 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 2.

Jennifer is engaging, dynamic, compelling, entertaining, and genuinely passionate about her work. She also happens to be a highly skilled management-side employment litigation attorney with over 14 years of experience representing Oregon and Washington employers.

Have you ever noticed that poor performing employees linger in the workplace far too long? Much like leftovers languishing in our fridge until we have no choice but to finally throw them out? Why do we let poor performers stay so long? Terminations can be difficult, and the fear of litigation is certainly a strong motivator to push issues to the back of the fridge and forget about them. Unfortunately, those issues will always resurface and demand your attention.

This informative and engaging program will provide you with the tools and confidence you need to coach and finally let go of poor performers.  Learn common reasons why managers allow poor performers to stay too long, when to coach, discipline and terminate employees, and what your legal obligations are when terminating employees. Participants will develop a termination checklist to help transitions go more smoothly, and strategies for how to handle the difficult conversations with respect and dignity.

Who should attend this seminar? This workshop is designed for small business owners, human resources managers and specialists, office managers, managers and supervisors who are responsible for the termination decisions and processes.

The seminar will be held at the South Coast Education Service District in the  Large Conference Room, 1350 Teakwood, Coos Bay. Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and the presentation will run 8 a.m.-noon. Registration is open to the public and the fee is $69 per person. The non-refundable fee includes a continental breakfast and seminar materials. SHRM/HRCI continuing education credits may be offered.

Future workshops: March 2, Workplace Harassment & Discrimination; April 20, Legislative & Employment Law Updates; TBD, Documentation, Discipline & Discharge.

To register, call 1-800-342-4742, ext 2124 or go to