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Providing training is an important SAIF service to producers, which in turn improves the effectiveness of the workers' compensation system for everyone.

SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

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Courses are offered at no cost and are available only to SAIF-appointed agents. Click on "Register now" to register, but register soon, because seating is limited.
Bend
    Bend fall agent seminar
    Date Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Bend fall agent seminar

    Please join us for this seminar where you'll have the opportunity to meet other agents and exchange ideas while learning more about workers' compensation. These classes are delivered by SAIF's subject matter experts, at no charge. Lunch is provided during Legal update 2017.

    9 to 9:55 a.m. | Cool tools: making work easier and safer
    Presenters: Angie Wisher, Sr. Safety Management Consultant and Paula Jones, Regional Safety and Health and Safety Advisor 
    If your clients have ever wished they had an easier way to lift a large flowerpot, transform an everyday pair of shoes into ice walkers, or help workers at night be more visible, this session is for you. This hands-on session introduces you to products that can help make their daily activities easier and safer, regardless of their industry. We hope you will find a few tools to share with your clients, but you may just find something that you can use in your own daily activities-at home, at work, or at play. We also briefly discuss the Employer-At-Injury Program, which may help some clients obtain tools and equipment to help bring injured workers back.
    Approved for 1 regular producer CEC

    10 to 10:50 a.m. | Returning injured employees to work: How? And what is the benefit?
    Presenters: Jessica Jack, Return-to-work Supervisor and Rob Wallace, EAIP Supervisor
    This hands-on workshop increases your knowledge to effectively and creatively return injured workers back to work through the Employer-At-Injury Program (EAIP). We explore the return-to-work process, how to proactively manage work restrictions, and how to develop appropriate job descriptions needed to access available EAIP benefits. You have an opportunity to participate in, and learn about, creative ways the program has been used to overcome barriers in returning employees to productive work after their injuries. We also provide a brief update on recent rule changes affecting EAIP, VOC, and PWP.
    Approved for 1 regular producer CEC 

    11 to 11:50 a.m. | When trauma strikes: how to respond to a client's inquiry to a traumatic loss
    Presenters: Annette Sjullie, Sr. Technical Adjuster and Brad Vinson, Attorney
    It's a Friday afternoon and the weekend is just ahead of you when the phone rings. One of your clients has suffered a tragic accident involving three employees. He's not sure what to do and is looking to you for guidance. Do you know where to find the answers he's looking for? Join us for a discussion on how to guide your client through this very difficult situation.
    Approved for 1 regular producer CEC 

    12:05 to 12:55 p.m. | Legal update 2017
    Presenter: Kathryn Olney, Attorney
    SAIF Attorney, Kathryn Olney, discusses recent changes in workers' compensation law and how they impact SAIF's processing and the system in general. Topics include recent case law, attorney fee changes, and time-loss calculations.
    CECs pending 
    Lunch is provided during this presentation.

    Date Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Bend office, 999 Disk Drive, Suite 103, Bend, OR 97702
    Speaker(s)

    Angie Wisher, Sr. Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Paula Jones, Regional Safety and Health and Safety Advisor, SAIF
    Jessica Jack, Return-to-work Supervisor, SAIF  
    Rob Wallace, EAIP Supervisor, SAIF
    Annette Sjullie, Sr. Technical Adjuster, SAIF  
    Brad Vinson, Attorney, SAIF     
    Kathryn Olney, Attorney, SAIF 

      


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Medford
Portland
Salem
    Addressing ethical challenges through emotional intelligence
    Date Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
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    Addressing ethical challenges through emotional intelligence

    It's common for emotions to take over when faced with an ethical challenge. Anger, confusion, and frustration are natural reactions. However, these emotions can overtake our ability to effectively address an issue. By understanding the role our emotions play, we can communicate effectively and create solutions to the toughest ethical challenges.

    Three (3) ethics producer CECs

    Date Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church St., SE Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Adam Nelson, Corporate Trainer, SAIF


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