Seminars and workshops

Creating a solid return-to-work plan and lowering your premiums doesn't happen by accident, it happens by design. And we can help. We offer a variety of workshops and seminars in Edmonton, Calgary and various locations throughout the province to help you take a look at your programs and your costs. All of the seminars are free to employers with a valid WCB account.

For more information, please call 780-498-4694 or toll free in Alberta 1-866-498-4694. You can also email us at employer education.

Please note: You must register 48 hours prior to the seminar date.

Employer information seminar

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

Register online

Return to work (modified work) seminar

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

  • The relationship between your claim costs and your premiums.
  • WCB legislation and your responsibilities as an employer.
  • Best practices for when injuries happen.
  • How to identify modified work.
  • How to build and implement a successful return-to-work program.

Register online

Appeals system seminar

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

Register online

Action planning seminar*

Half-day seminar from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Optional: One-on-one coaching with a WCB account manager is available from 1 p.m.-2:30 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 that are preventing you from achieving the best results for your injured workers.
  • 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 seminar within the past 24 months.

Register online

Employer information and return to work seminar in rural areas

Full day seminar from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of the workers' compensation system as well as the legislative requirements and best practices for a successful disability management program. This seminar is held in Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Lloydminster.

What you will learn:

  • Definition of a worker under the Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Subcontractor liabilities.
  • How to calculate your insurable earnings.
  • The relationship between your claim costs and your premiums.
  • WCB legislation and your responsibilities as an employer.
  • Best practices for when injuries happen.
  • How to identify modified work.
  • How to build and implement a successful return-to-work program.
  • How to manage your workers' compensation account.

Register online

Preventing workplace violence seminar

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

Creating a safe workplace is not only important, it's also the law. The Occupational Health and Safety Act states employers must do everything they can to protect their workers.

What you will learn:

  • How to ensure compliance with the OH&S Code.
  • How to develop and implement practical strategies for creating a safer workplace.

Register online

Other learning opportunities

  • Our treatment centre, Millard Health, offers several workshops for employers on topics like modified work, office ergonomics, industrial ergonomics, and physical demand analysis.

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