Leadership Connections Lunch
Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 12: 15 - 1: 30 p.m.
Brainstorm solutions and discuss strategies with your peers over lunch! Tables will be arranged by
60 Tips in 60 Minutes — Cost Conscious Program Improvements
(aka, How to Get Better Without Spending a Lot)
Barry D. Bloom, Principal, The bdb Group
Suzy Braden, Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager, Encompass Health
Jill Dulich, Claims and Operations Manager, California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund
Barbara Schultz, Director of Employee Health and Wellness, Valley Health System
Bill Wainscott, Manager, Occupational Health and Occupational Care & Recovery, International Paper
Robert Wilson, President & CEO, WorkersCompensation.com, LLC
Moderator: Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford
Friday, Dec. 7 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
Even though avoiding the high cost of workers’ comp claims is often the goal, there are reasons
why it’s sometimes better to pay for quality than to contract for the cheapest services. The medical
treatment provided for injured workers comes to mind. Yet, there are inexpensive measures that
workers’ comp professionals can implement to improve their program’s performance, ultimately
benefitting employer and injured workers. Six highly experienced experts will share lessons they
learned over the years about driving program-performance improvements with low-cost practices.
They will share their ideas in a lively, fast-paced format that is always a hit with NWCDC attendees.
Thursday, Dec. 6 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
Workplace accommodations tend to stifle even
the most seasoned disability managers. The
ADA can be complex and business leaders
tend to view these requests as potential
productivity roadblocks. The truth is, a strong,
employee-centric workplace accommodation
program incorporating value-based opportunities
can transform an employee’s return-to-work
experience on both the occupational and non-occupational front. Creative accommodations
that serve employee and employer can positively
impact things like employee engagement,
employee loyalty, productivity, presenteeism and
the company’s bottom line. Embracing a creative
accommodation strategy will require a close
partnership with business leaders, compliance,
your legal department and local HR. As your
business evolves, so should your accommodation
strategy. Scott Daniels will take you through the
traditional challenges in the accommodation
space, designing a versatile accommodation
program and measuring its success.
Steal These Ideas!
Teddy Award-Winning Employers
Showcase Their Successful
Glean tangible practices and proven strategies
from risk managers and safety professionals
operating some of the nation’s most successful
programs in this roundtable discussion
featuring winners of the 2018 Risk & Insurance
Teddy Award. They’ll highlight the top ideas
driving sustainable results at their companies.
Get inspired by the processes they successfully
implemented — real processes you can take
home to improve your own program’s success
A Powerful Combination:
Return-to-Work Strategy With
Scott Daniels, Senior Director
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of Disability, Comcast
NBCUniversal & Comcast
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