Summer Series: Leadership in Worker and Workplace Mental Health

Online Module Summer Series

The purpose of this series of three related yet stand-alone online modules is to provide both foundational and innovative updates on mental health-related disability management issues in the workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has added urgency to the need for education and support of RTW/DM professionals as they engage in the unprecedented workplace challenges emerging. This series of three modules offers an opportunity for RTW/DM professionals to focus on key aspects of mental health challenges in the workplace. The modules engage a holistic approach in promoting resiliency among stakeholders. Current rapid changes and resultant workplace challenges position RTW/DM professionals as anchors. They will be required to integrate established skill foundations and may be called upon to adapt to a myriad of unfamiliar challenges. Of particular concern is the expected impact on population mental health. Mental health conditions represent the greatest proportion of disability management claims; and the fallout for workers, their families, workplaces, and society indicate significant upheaval to usual daily living. RTW/DM professionals, whether working in disability management programs, health and safety programs, or wellness programs support a complex set of stakeholders.

This series provides an opportunity to prepare and recentre amidst these challenges. The modules include the following:

This module focuses on understanding mental health conditions common to workers and frequently part of return to work processes. Conditions potentially of concern in workers recovering from their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic are highlighted. The onus on the RTW/DM professional in identifying and responding effectively is addressed. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours.

$250.00

This module addresses the integral and encompassing role of the work environment in supporting the resiliency of workers. Existing evidence-based strategies will be addressed. Opportunities to keep abreast of evolving workplace solutions within core course activities will be included. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours.

$250.00

This module provides a bigger picture overview of workers within their environment and offers the opportunity to integrate a systematic approach to remaining and returning to work. Now more than ever, RTW/DM professionals will be looked upon to be leaders. Evidence-based tools provide a means to be a stable force in an environment of ‘new normal’. Opportunities for problem-solving with peers, discussions, and the encouragement to identify the issues within the participant’s workplace are included as well as communication strategies to assist with engaging in collaborative planning. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours.

$250.00

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The Summer Series modules have been endorsed by the Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management (CSPDM) for continuing education credit (CEC) hours for the professional designations of Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC). Successful completion of each course provide 12 CEC hours.