The purpose of this course is to examine what skills, roles, and knowledge are central to being an effective manager. We will also explore management functions including concepts of return to work and occupational health and safety wellness programs. Since communication is one of the essential skills for managers in all areas, including workplace health programs, an introduction to the theory and practice of communication is provided. The course focuses on effective communication in individual and group workplace situations in order to support employees with health and disability challenges. Students will learn more about the role of effective communication and management in order to plan, organize, lead, and influence workplace health and safety programs.
Prerequisite: WHDM 215