Course Description

This course looks to increase your confidence in your ability to manage employees who have taken leave from work for medical reasons and who are planning to return to work. In some cases, employees may not be able to return immediately to their regular job duties and may need some accommodation or modifications in their jobs. Employers should strive to give support to employees who have found themselves sick or injured. This course will help make the process easier for everyone involved.


 

Audience:


This program is designed for leaders and managers that want to take a proactive approach to return to work programs within their organization and seek to create a supportive work environment for workers that are returning to the workplace post injury or illness.



What You’ll Learn:

  • Address challenges of employees who return to work after illness or injury
  • Address challenges and benefits of employers supporting employees
  • Start to identify essential job duties for creating plans for Return To Work
  • Consider pandemic implications and challenges related to Work From Home situations and when an employee becomes ill 
  • Identify ways to support mental health in the workplace
  • Ways to provide ongoing support for employees who have recovered from injury or illness in the workplace


Course structure:

Information in this course is presented through a series of animations explaining key information, opportunities to test your knowledge and reflect on your learning and action steps to implement your learning in your organization.

This course is intended to take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. It is separated into modules and your progress is automatically saved, so feel free to complete at your own pace.


Members:

If you have been provided with a Record ID through your organization, please update your profile before enrolling in a course. In order for your certificate to be issued, your profile needs to be up-to-date prior to your enrollment. 

If you are having any issues, please contact membershipservices@workwellnessinstitute.org

Work Wellness Institute

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview: How to Continue to Support Employees Who Return to Work after Recovering From Illness/Injury

    • Introduction

    • Pre-survey

    • Course Material

    • Terms and Definitions

    • Introduction Video

    • Where Are You Now?

    • Time to reflect!

  • 2

    Module 1: Addressing Challenges After Illness

    • Module 1: Introduction

    • Understanding the Impact of Illness on the Employee

    • Identifying Employee Needs

    • Discussing a Plan for Gradual Return to Work with the Employee

    • Working with Outside Organizations

    • Module 1: Summary

  • 3

    Module 2: Key Aspects of Returning to Work After Illness or Injury

    • Module 2: Introduction

    • Essential Job Duties

    • Quick Check

    • Time to reflect!

    • Functional Demands of a Job

    • Creating a Plan for Return To Work with Your Employee

    • Case Study 1

    • Case Study 1 - Explanation

    • Case Study 2

    • Case Study 2 - Explanation

    • Expectations and Responsibilities

    • Quick Check

    • Return to Work Process & Documentation

    • Module 2: Summary

  • 4

    Module 3: Ongoing Support for Employees Returning to Work After Illness or Injury

    • Module 3: Introduction

    • Creating Best Practices as an Employer

    • Safeguarding Mental Health in the Workplace

    • Normalizing Return to Work Culture

    • Long-term Effects of COVID-19 or Other Illness or Injury

    • Module 3: Summary

  • 5

    Course Summary

    • Course Summary

    • Action Steps in the Workplace

    • Evaluation survey

    • Acknowledgements

    • Course References