CPDM 1 – Essentials of Disability and Absence Management



Why take CPDM1?

CPDM1 is the first course in a three-part curriculum culminating in award of the nationally recognized Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) designation.

Newly updated in the era of COVID-19, the curriculum addresses the challenges faced by employers in the ever-changing leave and disability landscape, explores integrated disability and absence management components, and identifies the roles and responsibilities of those involved.

Benefit from up-to-the-minute content written by subject matter experts in employment law, workers’ compensation, disability management and human resources.

Learn using course delivery mechanisms uniquely designed for adult learners including state-of-the art interactive on-demand learning platform along with weekly webinars led by leading subject matter experts.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Integrated Disability & Absence Management
  • The programs that compose an IDAM program
  • How programs are measured and monitored
  • Understanding how IDAM works as an approach to absence and productivity management
  • Business partners of an IDAM program and their responsibilities
  • How IDAM operates within companies
  • Identifying cases that comprise IDAM concepts
  • Exploring why a case is within the IDAM structure
  • How to provide comprehensive verbal and written explanation of what an IDAM program is, how it works in a company, and use cases to support your explanation
  • Understanding the advantages of and how to be a proponent of IDAM

Who should attend:

  • HR professionals
  • Claims and case managers
  • Disability and Absence management professionals
  • Health and benefits professionals
  • Self- insured and TPA claims staff
  • Workers’ compensation professionals



Tanya Thompson

Course Type

Semester Course

Dates & Times

6/3/2021 – 8/12/2021
Thursdays 11:30am – 12:30 pm PST

11 classes/11 weeks


Online – Webinar

On-demand interactive modules
Live instructor-led webinars
Online forum for discussion

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