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Return to Work: Evidence Based Skills and Strategies, July 17, 2017, Hyannis, MA


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This pre-conference will provide a set of evidenced based skills and strategies specific to assessing Return to Work motivation, and determining risks and predictive factors of prolonged duration. Research suggests that return to work motivation is comprised of 4 factors. With an understanding of these factors we will then draw upon a set of skills and strategies that we can use them to improve compliance and outcomes. The outcome of the learnings is a scalable and workable model for participants that can easily be utilized and taken back to their jobs and implemented immediately.

Monday, July 17, 2017, The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Hyannis, MA

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: SEAK’s 2017 Conference will be held at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. SEAK has secured a special group rate of $170/night for single/double occupancy plus tax. Rooms are limited and this rate expires on June 18, 2017. To make your reservations, please call 866- 828-9111 and refer to the SEAK Group rate. Overflow Hotel: We have reserved a limited block of overflow rooms at The Holiday Inn Hyannis at a discounted rate ($184 single/double). To make your reservations, please call (508) 775-1153 and identify yourselves as being with the SEAK, Inc. group or go to www.holidayinn.com/hyannisma and enter group code “SEA”. Free shuttle service will be provided between the Holiday Inn and the site hotel. Alternative Lodging: As a tourist destination, the Hyannis area has numerous alternative lodging options for different tastes and budgets. Hyannis features national chains such as Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and Comfort Inn as well as numerous independent inns, hotels and bed and breakfasts. Since our dates are not over weekends there is typically wide lodging availability.

Registration Information: Tuition is $395 on or before March 31, 2017; $445 April 1, 2017–June 30, 2017; $495 After June 30, 2017 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch with faculty, a workshop manual, and a dynamic learning experience. A 20% discount is available for two or more individuals registering together from the same company.

CONFERENCE CANCELLATIONS: Conference cancellations received in writing on or before June 30, 2017 will receive a full refund. Persons canceling after June 30, 2017 will not receive a refund, but will receive a full tuition credit.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this seminar you will be able to:
• Generate commitment to returning to work at the outset of the absence
• Deal with setbacks during the returning to work process
• Discover the significant predictive barriers to returning to work
• Understand the forces that influence return to work outcomes
• Engage a worker in the returning to work process
• Utilize 5 specific questions to uncover opportunities to manage risks of prolonged duration
• Improve return to work outcomes

Distinguished Faculty: 
Parker_Jason.jpgJason Parker is the President and Senior Disability Management Consultant of CentriX Disability Management Services Inc. Jason is the creator of the Return to Work Toolkit, which is the only strategic behavioural risk management tool of its kind. The Return to Work Toolkit has been delivered internationally to over 1700 participants and is recognized as advanced training in Disability Management. Jason has extensive experience in Disability Management and Stay-at-Work/Return to Work programs with over 14 years of experience covering almost every employer group. Jason oversees the leadership of CentriX as well as continues to work in providing direct consulting to organizations while maintaining his hand in case management.

Continuing Education Credits
Note: If your specialty does not appear below and you desire credits, please contact Karen Cerbarano (Karen@seak.com or 781-826-4974). We can often obtain desired credits upon request, but unfortunately, obtaining some types of credits are not feasible. Please register early, as we can only apply for credits after your registration form has been received and it can take time to get the requested approvals back from the accrediting agencies.
Attorneys: Please request CLE credits when mailing in your registration form. Case Managers: 7.0 contact hours of continuing education for Case Managers have been applied for from the Commission for Case Manager Certification, St. Paul, Minnesota. Disability Specialists: 7.0 contact hours of continuing education for Disability Specialists have been applied for from the Commission for Disability Management Specialists, Schaumburg, Illinois. Nurses: To successfully complete a program and receive contact hours you must: 1) register in, 2) be present for the period of time you are awarded contact hours, 3) complete the evaluation. Occupational Health Nurses: This continuing education activity (CNE) has been approved by the American Association of Occupational Nurses (AAOHN) for 7.25 CNE’s. The American Association of Occupational Nurses (AAOHN) is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Physical Therapists: Continuing Physical Therapy credits vary by state, and will only be applied for if requested in writing on the conference registration form. Physicians: SEAK, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SEAK, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Rehabilitation Counselors: 7.0 contact hours of continuing education hours for Rehabilitation Counselors have been applied for from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Schaumburg, Illinois. Rehabilitation Nurses: This program will be accepted for 7.25 CNE’s for ARN Certification when you submit your certificate.
Note: Any and all commercial products or services displayed or advertised at the 2017 SEAK Conference are neither endorsed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation nor SEAK, Inc. SEAK does not accept commercial support for its programs and does not use faculty members with conflicts of interest.



8:00–8:15 Introduction
Faculty will explain the importance of evidence based skills and strategies to improve the return to work experience for workers and outcomes. Questions and Answers.

8:15–10:00 Insights for Engagement - Injured Worker Focus Group Findings
Based on close to 50 focus groups we will explore what injured workers say improve their overall experience and ultimately the things they identify as being significant impact factors while they are off work. Questions and Answers.


10:15–11:15 Motivation
The faculty will look at the factors that are significant in triggering the return to work process and those factors that are predictive in determining duration. The faculty will present a set of questions that can assist with the assessment of motivation, and offer clues to significant interventions. Questions and Answers.

11:15–12:00 Increasing Compliance
Compliance simply means adherence to a recommended course of treatment/plan or responding favorably to a request offered by others. Faculty, with the attendees, will discuss 4 areas where there is evidence that these factors can significantly improve compliance. These are: relationships, commitment, confidence and credibility. Questions and Answers.


1:00–1:45 Increasing Compliance (Continued)
The faculty will discuss methods and techniques for improving commitment from injured workers. He will explain how to boost confidence and build credibility with injured workers. Questions and Answers.

1:45–2:30 The Engagement Process
Engaging the worker is a significant step in ensuring they are successfully returning to work. The faculty will explain why this is important and develop a set of skills that will set the stage for engagement. The faculty will revisit the findings from the focus groups and further develop a systematic way to engage the worker. Questions and Answers.

2:30–3:00 Dealing with Resistance
Despite all of our efforts in our attempts to engage the worker we can still face resistance. The faculty will explore current research on ways to reduce and deal with resistance. Questions and Answers.


3:15–4:30 Integrating it All: The Engagement Model
Once we have a set of skills and strategies we will integrate it into a workable and methodical model that is scalable and useable. Attendees will be able to take this back to their work and integrate it easily into their current process. This will take the “interactive process” to a new level in your organization. Questions and Answers.

4:30–4:45 Wrap Up
Concluding remarks and final questions and answers

“Great tools and examples to use to improve program”
“Useful material, love presenter”
“Fantastic, well presented, good info backed up by evidence”
“Excellent, helpful”
“Excellent, speaker was so well prepared, enthusiastic and thorough”
“Great knowledgeable speaker. Very good slides, stories, models and content”.

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