CPDM 1 – Essentials of Disability and Absence Management



This course provides an overview of integrated disability management (IDAM). It will identify what IDAM is, the program components, key roles and responsibilities of those involved and how the programs coordinate together. Specific information reviewed includes federal, state and company programs, employment practices, prevention and wellness programs, as well as vocational programs, and administrative case management practices. Case studies are used in the course.

CPDM 1 taken as a self-study course through The Institutes no longer qualifies as credit towards the CPDM designation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding what IDAM is
  • Learning what programs compose an IDAM program
  • Understanding how programs are measured and monitored
  • Understanding how IDAM works as an approach to absence and productivity management
  • Learning who are the business partners of an IDAM program and their responsibilities
  • Learning how IDAM typically operates within companies
  • Identifying cases that comprise IDAM concepts
  • Identifying, summarizing, and explaining why a case is within the IDAM structure
  • Being capable to provide a 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

10/01/2020 – 12/17/2020
Thursdays 11:30am – 12:30 pm PST

11 classes/11 weeks
No Class Thanksgiving Week


Online – Webinar

FA20: CPDM1 OL Thompson



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