Seminars and workshops

Employer information seminar

Half-day seminar (8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
This general information workshop is designed for people who are new to working within the workers' compensation system and have a position in Human Resources, Payroll or Finance within their organization.

What you will learn:

  • Definition of a worker under the Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Subcontractor liabilities.
  • How to calculate your insurable earnings.
  • How to manage your workers' compensation account.

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Return to work (modified work) seminar

Half-day seminar 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

When an injury happens, it's your responsibility to offer your employees modified work. Return-to-work planning helps you make sure a solid plan is in place to get your injured workers back to work safely. This program is designed for people in management, as well as people involved in health and safety coordination and claims/disability management within your organization.

What you will learn:

  • WCB legislation and your responsibilities as an employer.
  • Best practices for when injuries happen.
  • How to identify modified work.
  • Tools and resources to assist with developing your return-to-work program.

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Fit-for-work dashboard seminar

45-minute seminar (8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

Learn more about a new resource that provides you with the current physical capabilities for your workers with active lost time claims just by signing into your myWCB account. This information will assist you when collaborating with your workers to arrange a safe and timely return-to-work plan while helping you manage claim costs.

Note: myWCB users require the Claim Administrator role to access their own account dashboard, but we encourage anyone who would like to learn more about this tool to join us.

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Training on the Job Lunch & Learn

The training-on-the-job (TOJ) program is designed to help workers who are unable to go back to their regular job and employer. The worker develops skills and gains work experience while you receive financial and other support from WCB during your new employee's training period. Alberta employers have the power to change the human and financial impacts of workplace injuries and our TOJ program can help.

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Action planning seminar*

Half-day seminar (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Learn more about reducing the costs of workplace injuries and paying the lowest premium for your account. This program is designed for people involved in managing health and safety and disability management programs within your organization.

What you will learn:

  • How to analyze and evaluate your account performance.
  • Which tools to use to help identify the gaps in your disability management program.
  • How to develop a strong action plan to help you actively manage future claims and improve the rate you pay.

*Prerequisite to this seminar: You must be registered in the claims administrator/manager role on myWCB—access to myWCB is needed for this course. You must also have completed the Return to work (modified work) seminar within the past 24 months.

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Appeals system seminar

Half-day seminar (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
This seminar gives you a closer look at WCB review and appeal system. It's designed for people in management, and people who are involved in health & safety coordination and claims/disability management within your organization.

What you will learn:

  • Key legislation and policies.
  • The review and appeals process and the levels of appeal.
  • How to prepare for and participate in the appeal process.

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Psychological injuries in the workplace

Half day seminar (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

You are familiar with how best to care for your workers following a physical injury, but you may have questions on how to support a safe and timely return-to work for a worker who is coping with a psychological injury. This seminar will cover WCB policy and legislation related to psychological injuries, the claims decision making process, psychological injury treatment, and how to successfully support your workers through recovery. This seminar was created for small- to mid-size employers, or employers who are new to WCB although we welcome all employers to attend. Our aim is to increase understanding of mental health injuries in the workplace.

What you will learn:

  • Common psychological diagnoses.
  • Key legislation and policies.
  • How to support a safe and timely return-to-work.
  • Tools and best practices.
  • The assistance WCB can provide.
  • Where to find additional support.

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Online certificate programs

University of Fredericton

Want to become a psychological health and safety leader in the workforce?

Our partnership with the University of Fredericton offers Alberta employers exclusively reduced rates to online certificate programs in the following areas of study:

“This education has provided me with the increase in knowledge, as well as the necessary credentials to ensure credibility in my consulting business... psychological health and safety is not only the foundation for high-performing teams — it’s the right thing to do." - Bob Stenhouse, graduate of the advanced certificate in psychological health & safety in the workplace.

Register today to help build a psychologically safe and strong workplace for your organization.

Additional education courses

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) is advertising a limited number of free continuing education courses in return to work and disability management. This special initiative is funded by the Government of Canada and continuing education courses are provided through the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS). Visit the NIDMAR website for more information.

A free assessment of your company’s disability management program is also available.

Resources

  • Legislation changes
    Visit our video library to learn about recent legislation changes and how they impact workers and employers.
  • Building resiliency in your workplace
    Addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace has never been more crucial. This at-a-glance resource shows you how to create resiliency in the workplace in less than 10 steps—including information on our partners at the University of Fredericton. Exclusive discounts are available to Alberta employers on their Enhancing Workplace Resiliency course, and other related topics.