Seminars and workshops

The well-being of all Albertans has always been our first priority.

As we continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are pleased to offer our employer seminars virtually through WebEx.

Event details and login instructions will be provided once your registration has been confirmed. There is no charge for online seminars or the use of WebEx.

Legislative changes seminar

Two-hour virtual seminar from 9 - 11 a.m. or from 1 - 3 p.m.
The Government of Alberta recently passed the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act which amends the Workers’ Compensation Act. This informative webinar provides you with an overview of the legislative changes, including the duty to cooperate, and explains what these changes mean for you.

All sessions are hosted through WebEx. Interested? Register for a date and time that works for you:

  • May 6 at 9 a.m.
  • May 12 at 9 a.m.
  • June 9 at 9 a.m.
  • If you can’t join us in a live seminar, don't worry. You can learn about these changes in our three-part recorded webinar series—available online now. Find the complete series in our video library.

    Employer information seminar

    Half-day seminar from 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.

    Register online - Virtual course

    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.
    • Information about COVID-19 claims.

    Register online - Virtual course

    Action planning seminar*

    Half-day seminar from 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.

    Register online - Virtual course

    Psychological injuries in the workplace

    Half day seminar from 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.

    Register online - Virtual course

    Appeals system seminar

    Half-day seminar from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 - Virtual course

    Training on the job (TOJ) lunch and learn

    Half-hour virtual seminar from 12-12:30 p.m.
    Are you looking to hire? The training-on-the-job (TOJ) program helps workers find new careers and supports employers like you with wage subsidies and protection from the costs of re-injury.

    All sessions are hosted through WebEx. Interested? Register for a date and time that works for you:

    Online certificate programs

    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.

    Resources

    • Bill 30 webinar series
      Learn more about the legislative changes that took effect throughout 2018, in our three-part video webinar.
    • 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.