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Shepparton Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – 2nd May

March 21, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Carrington in Shepparton on the 2nd May from 9am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Wangaratta Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – 1st May

March 21, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Wangaratta Gateway Hotel on the 1st May from 9am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Warrnambool Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – 19th April

March 20, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Mid City Warrnambool on the 19th April from 9am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Geelong Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – 18th April

March 20, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme Key dates relating to claims. WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Rydges Geelong on the 18th April from 9am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Managing an Ageing Workforce – 11th April

March 15, 2018
The Australian workforce is greatly transforming; our mature workers are retiring later and considering career changes while our younger workers have greatly different attitudes towards their careers and their expectations of work. This complex and changing dynamic present’s significant challenges for employers to manage health and safety, while also meeting operational requirements and maintaining a positive workplace culture. P2 Group’s Ageing Workforce Workshop aims to up-skill executives, managers and supervisors in managing the workplace health and well-being of their entire workforce by: Recognising the different needs and challenges experienced by workers throughout the spectrum of their working life Understanding an employer’s legal obligations in the health and wellbeing space Identifying the early warning signs of physical and psychological conditions Developing strategies for assisting workers with their health and wellbeing and implementing a uniform workplace policy understanding the importance of a human maintenance schedule based upon workability Considering reasonable adjustments and flexible working arrangements Utilising the inherent requirements of job as a workforce management strategy. Throughout our highly interactive Workshop P2 Group focus on a range of practical case studies, skills building activities and the provision of effective workplace tools to ensure that managers are equipped to best address the diverse health and well-being needs of their workers. DATE – 11th April 9am to 12:30pm VENUE – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 COST – $195 + GST Places are limited for this event so please register below asap Powered by Eventbrite

Mental Health in the Workplace – Independent Schools – 20th March

February 22, 2018
At any given time up to 1 in 5 employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition. It is imperative for Managers and HR professionals to understand the challenges that mental health conditions can bring and your rights and obligations in respect to employee mental health as an employer. This training course covers: • How mental health issues may manifest in the workplace • Employers’ rights and obligations in respect to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions • How to identify mental health “red flags” • How to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health • How to provide support to employees with known mental health issues • How to encourage safe work practices to support mental health • Case studies of implantation and benefits of a mentally healthy workplace • Actions the business can take if an employee does not have capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks • Provision of a template Inherent Requirements of the Job document and Fit for Work policy. Training Course Duration – 3 Hours Learning Outcomes Managers and HR professionals need to understand how to foster employee wellbeing, while at the same time managing legal and other risks in the workplace. After this training course you should be able to: • Identify mental health “red flags” and be able to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health • Explain employers’ rights and obligations to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions • Explain how to avoid unlawful discrimination with regards to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions • Develop an action plan for employees with known or suspected mental health conditions • Discuss actions an employer can take if an employee does not have capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks • Develop a plan to promote a mentally healthy workplace, support options and resources. Training Delivery Designed and delivered by leading workplace lawyers HR Legal and specialist mental health occupational therapists from P2 Group, this training provides a unique learning experience for senior executives, HR professionals and managers. We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions, storytelling, problem solving and networking with other participants to ensure you gain practical knowledge. You will also be provided with a template inherent requirements of the job document and fitness for work policy to enable you to start implementing the mentally healthy workplace immediately. If you would like to train your full HR and/or management team, we can tailor this training to your business and deliver it in-house as well. This training course will be delivered at HR Legal’s offices in South Yarra from 9am to 12pm on the 20th March. Tickets are available for $220.  Food and beverages will be provided for participants. Please click here to register

Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – Bendigo 6th March

February 9, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme Key dates relating to claims. WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Capital Theatre Bendigo on the 6th March from 9am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – Ballarat 5th March

February 9, 2018
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to improve the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme Key dates relating to claims. WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This free workshop will be held at the Mecure Ballarat on the 5th March from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Places are limited so please reserve your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Inherent Requirements of the Job

January 25, 2018
Documenting and understanding the Inherent Requirements of the Job for key roles within an organisation places employers in a unique position to take control over many costly aspects of their workforce. By effectively and systematically identifying and understanding the demands of a role, organisations are empowered to: Employ the right people for the job by enhancing pre-employment practices Reduce WorkCover premiums by creating effective and sustainable return to work pathways and strategically managing cases Enhance Ageing Workforce Management Minimise the operational implications of injury management by efficiently returning workers to their pre-injury duties Effectively balance workplace demands with the capacity and experience of workers Strategically manage workers who are unable to meet the physical, cognitive and psychosocial demands of their role Analyse and improve workplace practices. This session will focus on a proactive and uniform approach to injury management with the overall aim of enhancing workplace culture and attitudes towards health and well-being. THIRD SESSION NOW ADDED – 27th Feb, 8:30am to 10:30am. Tickets are limited so reserve your seat today Powered by Eventbrite   Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite

OT WEEK 2017

October 27, 2017
As Occupational Therapy week draws to a close, P2 Group would again like to highlight the outstanding efforts of all of our OT’s. To finish the week off, we thought we would give you some insight into their lives and ask them why they chose Occupational Therapy as a career….. BRIANNA CATTANACH I have been told I have the subtlety of a sledge hammer and can talk for hours on end, but am passionate about what I do and challenging cases! As an OT, I enjoy educating workplaces about health and wellbeing and the opportunity to engage with like minded people. What’s on your bucket list? See the Northern Lights and buy my own Pub Your most unique talent? I can open a champagne bottle with a knife  If you could close you eyes and be anywhere on earth when you open them, where would you be?  New York   PAUL MARSH I have been an OT for over 17 years and have primarily worked in the field of Occupational Health.  Outside of work I am happily married with 4 beautiful kids… this clearly takes up plenty of time and also creates a great work life balance.  If I wasn’t an OT my next job would be a professional golfer… hence the reason why I am an OT! The advantage of being an OT is that you get to help others in a range of different ways whereas other health professions are often pigeon holed.  The profession and scope of practice is broad which allows for creativity and innovation which creates great outcomes for consumers and keeps us as practitioners constantly motivated.  No 2 days are the same. Best/biggest thing you have ever won?  2006 – Southern Football League Premiership. 2013 – Wangaratta Half Marathon 2014 – Oceanic Masters Half Marathon held in Bendigo. Speak any other languages?  Some say I speak Gibberish Three famous/historical people you would invite to dinner:  Michael Jordan, Jerry Sienfeld and Nelson Mandela.   LUCY MCCARTHY  I am an OT and have been working with P2 Group for two years. I enjoy baking, being active, shopping and love to travel. I chose to become an OT because I wanted a career that enables me to contribute to other’s health and wellbeing. I believe that that the best way to help someone to recover from a health condition, illness or injury is by means of an active recovery and by returning to one’s normal ‘day-to-day’ routine, including leisure and work. Occupational Therapy is great because it is about helping someone in an active, meaningful and productive way! If you could close you eyes and be anywhere on earth when you open them, where would you be?  On the beach – somewhere on the Mediterranean Ocean.  If you could be on any TV show, what would it be?  Jamie Oliver’s Cooking Show   MEGAN SEKERES I love being an OT because I firmly believe that occupation is essential for health and wellbeing and the best way to a fulfilling and sustainable recovery. I

Workshop – WorkCover Master Class – Melbourne 28th Nov

October 26, 2017
P2 Group’s WorkCover Master Class provides you with an opportunity to build upon your existing knowledge base and consider new strategies to reduce the financial, operational and cultural implications of claims. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and our trainers will utilise case studies,  effective tools and strategic advice to help you get better WorkCover outcomes. P2 is also pleased to announce 2 guest speakers for this event – Dr Ralph Poppenbeek, Occupational Physician and Leigh Searle, Safety Manager  Castlemaine Goldfields. This workshop will cover all aspects of managing WorkCover including; Facilitating Effective Return to Work Developing strategic and supportive return to work plans Balancing conflicting operational and health needs Managing treating practitioners involvement in the return to work process Utilising independent medical examinations Premium & Payments Advice Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme Key dates relating to claims. WorkCover Process & Policy Strategic approach to the eligibility process How to strategically manage and support workers with claims How to manage the impact of claims on workplace culture Strategy for Resolving Claims Meeting and understanding your legislative requirements Making the legislation work for you Early Intervention Process & Policy How to help within the boundaries of your work role Strategic management of injuries pre-claim Legal and organisation requirements for reasonable adjustments and how these can be achieved This workshop will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on the 28th November from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Places are strictly limited, so please register your seat today. Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Safe to Drive/Operating Buses – 23rd Nov

October 26, 2017
As the prevalence of mental health in our community increases and our population ages, Bus Drivers are increasingly presented with new challenges; both in regards to the public facing nature of their roles and the capacity required to operate a heavy vehicle. While the general risks associated with driving are well documented, the additional responsibilities required of workplaces to keep their drivers safe and the processes underpinning this are still being explored. Given the autonomous, decentralised and significantly public facing nature of this workforce, many challenges are present in monitoring, managing and understanding workers capacity to safely drive through the course of their work. All organisations have legal obligations to monitor the health of workers and implement strategies to support workers when they know or ought reasonably to have known of the workers’ physical and psychological conditions. To this end, over the course of 2 hours, P2 Group takes you through a new approach to monitoring, assessing and supporting your mobile workforce and their safety and capabilities on the road, including: Meeting your legislative obligations to monitor health and wellbeing Identifying workers who may be experiencing challenges to their capacity to drive the physical early warning signs the cognitive early warning signs the psychological early warning signs The ergonomics of driving and strategies for creating a optimal vehicle based working environment The demands of driving and the process of assessing a worker who may not be able to adequately and safely perform the task The increasing experience of occupational violence while driving and strategies for keeping workers safe and promoting positive mental health self-management. This event will be held at the P2 Group office –  6b Roche St Hawthorn on the 23 Nov at 1pm. Places are limited so please register below. Powered by Eventbrite