Workplace Coordination For Return To Work



Learn the fundamentals of an effective Return to Work Coordinator. Explore best practices, key stages of return to work planning, “tricks of the trade” and more. Professionals with the knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills taught in this course will go on to be sought after resources in helping workers with disabilities to stay in or return to work post injury or illness.

Course Content

Candidates will learn:

  • Return to Work Coordination and Disability Management 

  • The overall Return to Work Coordination process

  • The benefits of Return to Work Coordination in the workplace

  • Best practice principles for Return to Work Coordination

  • Other critical factors that lead to success

  • Who makes a good Return to Work Coordinator?

  • Other stakeholders involved in the Return to Work process

  • The key stages in Return to Work planning: how to do it

  • Other “tricks of the trade”.

Course Design


About the Instructor

Gail Kovacs

Gail Kovacs

Director of Education and Professional Development

In her role as KMG’s Director of Education, Gail brings 44+ years of international experience in health care, disability management and vocational rehabilitation.

Her extensive teaching experience includes recent projects such as developing and delivering training courses to Foreign Trained Health Professionals in Ontario, creating the Study Guide, workshop and on-line training for the 8 professional domains of the Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) exam,  and developing training for front line construction supervisors in British Columbia in collaboration with WorkSafe B.C.

Gail is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP). She is a Past President of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) and of the Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS). She has also been on the Board of Directors for the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP). She was a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) in the UK and has been directly involved in the development of practice standards with the VRA in Canada, the UK Rehab Council, and the British Standards Institution.

Gail has a certificate in Human Resources Development and professionally practices as an Ergonomist. She is also a Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC), a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP), and a Consensus Based Disability Management Auditor (CBDMA). She has been awarded the Fellowship of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, the Award of Excellence from CAVEWAS, and a lifetime membership with the VRA UK all in recognition of her professional achievements in Vocational Rehabilitation and for her dedication and commitment to professional development.