Eleven Jurisdictional Leaders Complete Foundations Program
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) has wrapped up another year of its Foundations of Workers’ Compensation Administration Program. The IAIABC Foundations Program provides participants from jurisdictional agencies with a comprehensive education in workers’ compensation policy and administration. This year’s cohort included 15 participants from 9 jurisdictions.
Through webinars, self-paced modules, discussion sessions, and a face-to-face course, the Foundations Program participants examined workers’ compensation administrative and regulatory topics at both a theoretical and practical level, exploring how differences play out across jurisdictions. Courses studied a wide range of topics including the history of workers’ compensation, medical management, and dispute resolution. Participants also reflected on and discussed experiences and practices within their own jurisdiction through writing exercises and discussion sessions.
This year, participants who successfully complete the full Foundations Program will earn a digital credential along with a certificate. The IAIABC would like to congratulate the following participants who will be earning their Foundations Program credential this year:
Iliana Gallegos, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation Donghoon Jang, Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service (COMWEL) Matthew Keene, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Linnarz, Idaho Industrial Commission Jongeun Oh, Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service (COMWEL) Victor Padro, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation Harte Pricer, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Angel Severson, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Division Madeline Shelly, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Kayla Villegas, Rhode Island Division of Workers' Compensation Tara York-Winkler, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation
The 2019 Foundations Program will continue to promote understanding of workers’ compensation systems around the world, successfully transfer institutional knowledge to new leaders, and promote strong leadership skills. It will run from March through June of 2019.
About the IAIABC
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is a not-for-profit association representing government agencies charged with the administration of workers’ compensation systems as well as other workers’ compensation professionals in the private sector. Its mission is to find solutions to reduce harm and aid recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses. Learn more about the IAIABC at www.iaiabc.org.