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Making Integrated Disability Management Work for You DM4
Loyd Hudson, Integrated Disability Management Manager, American Electric Power
Terri Rhodes, Executive Director, Disability Management Employer Coalition
Sarah von Schrader, Assistant Director of Research, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 10: 45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Reduced lost time, lower costs and simpler processes are among the many benefits of a well-run
integrated disability management program. So, how do you make the business case for IDM? How
do you lay the groundwork for workplace policy and climate in conjunction with best practices in
ADA compliance using IDM? Get all the tools, steps and resources for an effective program as you
learn about American Electric Power’s regulatory compliant and fiscally successful IDM program.
• Define the building blocks of integrated disability management
How Diversity Impacts Workers’ Compensation
• Describe how to make the business case for an IDM program
• Demonstrate how to build a successful IDM program
• Examine research on RT W, the ADA and the aging workforce and
how they impact IDM
and Disability Strategies DM5
Jennifer De La Torre, Executive Director, Workforce Diversity, AT&T
Elizabeth Demaret, EVP, Chief Customer Relationship Officer, Sedgwick
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 1: 30 - 2: 45 p.m.
The increasing diversity in today’s workforce is impacting the way companies conduct business.
Workers today exhibit a range of differences in age, race, religion, gender and physical abilities,
with each individual providing a unique contribution to the products and services delivered. Ms.
De La Torre and Ms. Demaret will address some of the diversity shifts in the workforce, offer you
strategies for managing these differences, and examine the impact diversity has on workers’ comp
and disability programs.
• Explain the diversity and composition of today’s workforce
Managing the Maze of ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp DM6
• Describe how diversity impacts workplace strategies
• Examine in what ways diversity influences workers’ comp and disability
• Detect ways to capitalize on diversity and improve productivity
Tamara Blow, Principal Consultant, TYB Global Business Consultants LLC
Friday, Nov. 21 | 10 - 11: 15 a.m.
Many laws impact employee leave and return-to-work. In addition to
workers’ comp laws, it’s also imperative that employers understand
the nuances of the ADA, state family and medical leave laws, and
how they converge. Hear strategies to position your RTW and disability management programs for success from Ms. Blow, who has had
responsibility for disability management, FMLA and ADA compliance
for a Fortune 200 company.
• Identify the interaction and overlapping of laws
affecting employee leave
• Contrast which laws take precedence in specific
• Apply strategies to ensure RT W and disability
management programs adhere to leave laws
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Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc.
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