KMG's Absence & Disability Management Courses
KMG has been providing specialized education and training in the field of absence and disability management for over 20 years.
Our 27 courses on Absence and Disability Management have been developed by a highly experienced team of rehabilitation professionals and are regularly updated to reflect current international best practice and policies governing absence management.
Our Director of Education, Gail Kovacs, brings 40+ years experience in the field, and is considered an internationally recognized expert in return to work and absence management. Gail has been instrumental in developing the Vocational Standards of Practice in Canada and the UK, brings international experience on best practice to her role, and continues to be actively involved as a teacher and consultant in the field.
KMG’s education program is modular in format, so you can choose which courses and how many courses you wish to take. Our courses may be taken online or in person in small group settings.
Our core courses are all available in online format to make them both easily accessible and economical.
Why take our courses?
✓ 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE DELIVERING SPECIALIZED EDUCATION IN ABSENCE AND DISABILITY MANAGEMENT
✓ EACH COURSE is EQUIVALENT TO 5-12 HOURS OF STUDY, INCLUDING PRE-READING, SLIDES & QUIZZES
✓ ONLINE FORMAT is EASY TO ACCESS, PROGRESS AT YOUR OWN PACE
✓ CERTIFICATE RECEIVED IMMEDIATELY UPON COMPLETION
Our courses are suitable for individuals who are either entering the field of absence and disability management or those seeking ongoing professional development. This includes individuals working in the areas of HR, Occupational Health, Disability Management, Case Management, and those who oversee absenteeism and illness in the workplace.
Take an individual course to fill knowledge or skill gaps on specific topics or as a topic refresher
Gain additional knowledge and skills to complement previous education
Take multiple courses to prepare for entry into the field
All of us get busy and ingrained in our work. We often do not evaluate what we are doing, we do our job complacently and we close our minds to new thinking and opportunities. Through this module, take a step back and reflect on what we are doing in everyday practice and what we might do better to make our work less time consuming and...
What do you know about the types of assessments that are completed in the workplace? What information needs to be collected in support of Disability Management and Return to Work? Why are these assessments completed? Professionals with the knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills taught in this course will go on to be sought...
This module focuses on Assistive Technology and Universal Design and on their application to work. Examples of technology and design are used to establish learning opportunities. We also provide case scenarios of where Assistive Technology and Universal Design have been applied in real work environments with successful outcomes...
Effective communication is the backbone behind quality service delivery, especially in Disability Management and Vocational Rehabilitation. By communicating according to best practice, professionals will be practicing professionally, ethically and, therefore, safely. They will also find their interactions with others to be satisfactory...
This module starts you on a journey to becoming an effective and respected Return to Work Coordinator. Professionals with the knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills taught in this course will go on to be sought after resources in specifically helping workers with disabilities to stay in or return to work post injury or illness.
Ergonomics; the application of this information will make you a valuable resource for any employer, in any work environment, in any country. Will you be an Ergonomist? No, not without dedicated education and / or training. Will employers appreciate your knowledge and understanding? Absolutely. You will be able to flag for them potential ergonomic...
Practising ethically and professionally in Disability Management and Vocational Rehabilitation leads to a happy and healthy career. By applying ethical principles and sound decision-making processes according to best practice, professionals will find their interactions with others to be satisfactory, efficient, effective and beneficial. They will enjoy their...
This module starts you on a journey to becoming an effective and respected Case Manager. Professionals with the knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills taught in this course will go on to be sought after resources in specifically helping workers with disabilities through the medical and recovery stages of their staying in or return…
Workplace Accommodation; the application of this information will make you a valuable resource for any worker, employer, and union, in any work environment, in any country. Will stakeholders appreciate your knowledge and understanding? Absolutely. You will be able to flag for them potential physical, cognitive and mental health risks in the workplace and...
This module is one in a series of knowledge and skill development modules for professionals working in a field of practice that enables individuals to enter, remain in, or return to work. These professionals are working with clients experiencing challenges with finding and keeping employment and / or with employers struggling with injury / illness prevention...