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Managing RTW & Vocational Recovery Outcomes [POSTPONED]

UPDATE: Due to the public health issues impacting Washington State, we are postponing this live and webcast event. We have decided not to run the course as an all-online training, as it would detract from the interaction and engagement on the issues that an in-person audience would help provide. 
All individuals registered for the event will have their registrations forwarded to the new date and time when it is announced. Anyone who needs to cancel will be accommodated. Questions and/or cancellation inquiries can be addressed to Kari Heinold at the office.  


One Day Course | 6.5 Hours (8:30am - 4:00pm)

March 19, 2020 | WSIA Office, Olympia (Information Below)
Cost: $225 Members, $375 Non-Members (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Level: Intermediate
Issues Covered: Medical, Compensation, Work Disability Prevention
Faculty Includes: Cory Turner, CRC | Julie Busch, MS, CDMS | Ryan Guppy, CDMS | Lloyd Brooks, WWCP

Credits Available/Pending: WWCP, 6.5 credits | Dept L&I, Pending | SHRM, 6.5 credits | CDMS, Pending | CRC, Pending
Upon completion of all eight WWCP sessions (72-hours) and required coursework, participants will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate is required for application to take the new Self-insurance Claims Administrator Examination administered by the Department of Labor and Industries.

The fifth step in our IIU's comprehensive, goal-oriented workers' compensation curriculum, this full-day workshop builds on the principles in prior introductory and intermediate trainings and focuses on the early return-to-work process, preventing work disability, and facilitating quality vocational recovery outcomes for workers. Students are given sample scenarios with designated classroom time for independent and group study exercises.

Topics Include:
  • Return-to-Work Purpose and Procedures
  • Light, Modified and Transitional Duty RTW
  • Return-to-Work Priorities
  • Employment Law and Regulation Affecting Return-to-Work
    • ADA Title 1, ADAAA
    • Washington State Law against Discrimination
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Washington Family Leave Insurance
    • Collective Bargaining Agreements
    • Terminations
    • Voluntary Retirement
    • Lay Offs     
  • Communication with workers and other system participants
  • Worker Rights and Responsibilities
  • Job Modification and Permanent Accommodation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Vocational Determination Process
  • Employability Assessments
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Plan Development Services
  • Pensions

Cancellation Information

A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by March 12, 2020. This is to offset the cost of the room rental, reserved meals, and conference material production.

No credit will be given for cancellations made after March 12, 2020.