IDM

Integrated Disability Management

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Certificate Program Overview

COURSES

2 total

DURATION

16 weeks

TUITION

$1,900
($950 per course)

FORMAT

fully online

Diploma Program Overview

COURSES

8 total

DURATION

18 months

TUITION

$7,600
($950 per course)

FORMAT

fully online

A few of the many benefits of Integrated Disability Management:

Through the use of a systematic and formalized learning approach, our online Certificate in Integrated Disability Management program addresses theory, strategies and industry practice of disability management. The program enables participants to attain the knowledge, skills, tools, and practical application experience, to succeed in their workplace as a Disability Management Practitioner.

 

The Diploma in Integrated Disability Management program’s online curriculum will challenge you academically, develop you professionally and prepare you for further career opportunities as they become available.

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UFred's Online Ecosystem

Live vClasses

Certain courses include a vClass (virtual class), which is a live faculty-led lecture or seminar delivered weekly using the state-of-the-art synchronous courseware, WebEx. This courseware allows for interactive opportunities between faculty and students within student groups.

Online Group Work

In the business programs, students incorporate group work into their online learning. Using online platforms like Skype and Google Docs, students are able to easily meet and collaborate on documents without being hindered by distance.

Online Campus

Students enrolled in our online programs receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program. Students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis.

Resources

UFred offers online resources for its students to take advantage of, including a library and bookstore to assist in the efficiency and learning of each program. In addition, personal support is provided through the presence of UFred advisors, peer support and instructor office hours.

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IDM Course Structure & Details

Course Information
Certificate students take the first two core courses and Diploma students start with seven core courses and choose one elective. To learn more about these courses click on the arrow.

Disability Management Introduction (IDMP 311)

This course introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the concepts and practices of disability management, and addresses how to design, implement, and market an effective integrated disability management program.

Disability Management Essential Program Elements (IDMP 312)

This course builds on the materials addressed in IDMP 311 and covers topics such as OH&S professionals – their roles and contributions to disability management, an overview of ergonomics, stakeholder education and training in disability management.

Advanced Concepts and Tools (IDMP 313)

This course builds on the materials addressed in IDMP 311 and IDMP 312, and addresses topics such as risk management and risk communication in disability management, project management, outsourcing disability management services/programs, internal/external consulting in disability management, developing new or integrating existing disability management programs, prevention strategies, and toxic workplaces – how to neutralize them.

Disability Management Professional Practice (IDMP 314)

This course covers topics such as the impact of cultural diversity on disability management practices, the impact of four generations in the workplace on disability management practices, the management of mental health disabilities, management of disability claims with strong psychosocial overtones (2 sessions), IDMP – best practices, disability management practitioners – career development, and Disability Management – professionalism and certification. Participants will also be expected to deliver a 15-minute presentation to the class on a selected researched topic.

Effective Communication and Interviewing (IDMP 315)

Through effective communication and advanced interviewing skills disability managers gain critical insight into case dynamics. This course focuses on developing those important communication channels and instilling individuals with the necessary interviewing skills.

Disability Management Guided Practicum (IDMP 511)

The Guided Practicum enables learners to produce a practical, relevant program for application in their own unique working environment, or to contribute, through research or development, a new product or service to the field of Disability Management. Whether in clinical practice, a staff position, management, or self-employment role, the Guided Practicum is adaptable to the learner’s particular circumstances and needs.

Psycho-Social Hazards (SHEM 113)

Taught from the perspective of a senior social worker, this course has been adapted from one taught by this instructor at Dalhousie University over the years. Although highlighting many of the normal elements of the subject, the social orientation of the content is refreshing and helps students understand the subject from a more human, less sterile perspective.

Ergonomics Foundations (ERG 112) - Elective

This course will focus on the issues that may arise from the un-ergonomic design of the workplace. The primary concern of the course will be on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and upper extremity repetitive strain injuries.

Organizational Dynamics (SHEM 111) - Elective

This course will walk through the nature of work and ask the fundamental “why” do organizations exist in their current structure and how to leverage that knowledge in every aspect of management. This course looks at organizations from their outermost structures through to their innermost inherent beliefs that guide behaviours and create culture. This course offers students an opportunity to be exposed to a number of topics related to Organizational Dynamics and provides an understanding of Organizational Behaviour.

Canadian OHS Law (SHEM 224) - Elective

Taught by Canada’s leading OHS lawyer, this course will provide students with an excellent Introduction to Canadian Health & Safety Law. Students will learn the essential elements of the Canadian legal system, its application to OHS law, and the setting, communication, and enforcement of OHS legal standards.

Program Tuition & Fees

2019-2020 Academic Year (CAD)

Tuition for the Certificate is $1,900 and for the Diploma is $7,600. It can be paid all at once or;

 

Pay by course – each course is $950.

 

There are no additional fees for international students.

In addition to tuition there is a $20 library access fee for each course.

It grants students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to our comprehensive online library resources. The online library provides students access to texts, articles, publications and additional resources.

Providing Affordable Education For Working Professionals

At UFred we know that it’s possible to deliver high-quality education while still being affordable. As a fully-online university, we don’t incur the cost of building and maintaining a campus. We are 100% focused on delivering quality education and providing personal student support, advanced technologies and industry-leading instructors.

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Advance Your Career with UFred

UFred’s OHS programs are built to seamlessly integrate into the lives of students who are already gainfully employed full time and want to accelerate their careers and to those who are just starting.

 

Following the University of Fredericton’s Lifelong Learning Path philosophy, once students complete the CIDM, they may enter the advanced stream of disability management by enrolling in the Online Professional Diploma in Integrated Disability Management (DIDM) program.

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Faculty with Industry Experience

UFred has long prided itself on being a leading educator of Occupational Health and Safety professionals. Developed in consultation with an extensive number of leading OHS professionals, our programs help students learn to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of their organizations.

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Program Advisory Council

The PAC is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program-related matters such as trends pertaining to the industry, discipline or profession, learning objectives, curriculum, teaching methodology and program review.

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Academic Leadership

UFred is committed to working with leaders in academia who are driven to advance our business programs in an online environment. Our academic leadership team is constantly striving to improve our programs, find industry-leading instructors and build meaningful academic partnerships.

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Our Certificate and Diploma in Integrated Disability Management program requires applicants have:

  • Interest or experience in Disability Management (DM) practice
  • A strong understanding of the English language and business writing

Application Package

*Once the Online Application form is completed, applicants will receive an email containing the Credit Card Form.

Through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, potential students of the SHEM program have an opportunity to receive credit for related previous learning.

To apply for a Prior Learning Assessment, contact the Recruitment Department by email: info@ufred.ca

 

An Initial assessment fee of $150 will be required. For each course you wish to exempt, there is a $100 fee, and you will be required to provide:

  • A detailed résumé*
  • Transcripts from any training institutions you attended
  • Copies of any professional certifications you received
  • Syllabi from any related courses you have taken
  • Any other relevant documentation that provides evidence of your learning

 

*For consideration of learning through work experience and other background learning, you must supply a detailed résumé that includes all education and training as well as positions held and areas of responsibility for each.

Additional PLA Information

IDM Start Dates

Application Deadline Course Start Date
September 25, 2020 October 26, 2020
December 5, 2020 January 4, 2020

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Paul Kidston, MBA, CSP

Instructional Field(s): Sales Leadership Strategy
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Paul Kidston is a Master Sales Trainer and Sales Leadership Strategist. He owns and operates 3 brands focused on Sales Performance Improvement, including Sales Training Experts, Sales Person Assessment, and Career Watch. He has an MBA in International Marketing, and a BBA with a focus on Psychometric Assessments and Organizational Behaviour. He is a licensed MBTI Administrator, and a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) with the Canadian Professional Sales Association. He has trained over 10,000 sales and sales management professionals across Canada and developed over 50 Sales Leadership programs for universities, associations, and private/public companies.

As a published author and avid writer, he shares his sales leadership insights through his many followers on social media. Paul has over 25 years of expertise in Sales Leadership, Sales Operations, and Sales Enablement Project Planning across various industries.

Over the last 25 years, Paul has held executive management positions at two national corporations covering all aspects of sales, marketing and channel distribution. He has been a subject matter expert on projects in telecommunications, fee based medical care, hotel and property management, and host of other industries.

Paul has recently been focused on the importance of Sales Playbook Development (Standard Operating Sales Procedures) as a precursor to sales force automation. This work has resulted in the redesign of sales teams in the areas of compensation, sales channel alignment, sales enablement, and sales training deployment. Paul represents the sales profession as an academic, a leadership practitioner, a writer/author, an instructor and most importantly a supporter for Canada's growing sales force.

Michel David, MBA

Instructional Field(s): Innovation Best Practice
Faculty: EMBA

Michel David is a Professional Engineer with an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He has over 25-years of expertise in logistics, procurement, quality, manufacturing, and new product introduction processes.

Over the last 15 years, Michel has held executive management positions at three multinational corporations covering all aspects of operations. He has led outsourcing projects in China, India, and Mexico and has implemented ISO9000 quality systems in both small, less than $100 million, and large, greater than $2 billion, organizations.

Michel has recently been focused on consulting with small businesses to establish performance management metrics, improve productivity, any assist in overall business planning and strategy. He has completed a course design and teaching assignment in Operations Management as well as developing and teaching an MBA Supply Chain course at the Sprott School of Business (Carleton University).

Eduardo Rodriguez, PhD, MSc., MBA

Instructional Field(s): Business Analytics
Faculty: MBA

Eduardo is an Analytics Adjunct Professor at Telfer School of Management at Ottawa University, Corporate Faculty of the MSc in Analytics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Pennsylvania USA, Visiting Scholar Chongqing University China, Strategic Risk Instructor SAS Institute, Senior Associate-Faculty of the Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business at The Leadership Alliance Inc. Toronto Canada, and Principal at IQAnalytics Inc. Research Centre and Consulting Firm in Ottawa Canada. Eduardo has extensive experience in analytics, knowledge and risk management mainly in the insurance and banking industry.

He has been Knowledge Management Advisor and Quantitative Analyst at EDC Export Development Canada in Ottawa, Regional Director of PRMIA (Professional Risk Mangers International Association) in Ottawa, Vice-President Marketing for Insurance Companies and Banks in Colombia, Director of Strategic Intelligence UNAD Colombia, professor at Andes University and CESA in Colombia, author of four books in analytics, reviewer of four journals and with publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Currently, he is the Chair of the permanent Think-Tank in Analytics in Ottawa, Chair of the International Conference in Analytics ICAS, member of the academic committees for conferences in Knowledge Management and international lecturer in the analytics field.

Eduardo holds a PhD from Aston Business School, Aston University in the UK, a MSc. Mathematics Concordia University Montreal Canada, Certification of the Advanced Management Program McGill University Canada, and an MBA and Bachelor in Mathematics from Los Andes University Colombia. His main research interest is in the field of Analytics and Knowledge Management applied to Enterprise Risk Management.

Brent Tabor, CPA, MBA, MTAX

Instructional Field(s): Accounting, Finance
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Professor Tabor has over fifteen years of professional accounting and tax experience. The first eight years of his career were spent in public accounting and the last seven years have been in controllership roles for various companies in the construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries. In addition, he has over five years of online teaching experience and six years of course development experience.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Nicholls State University, his MBA from Nicholls State University and his Masters of Taxation from the University of Tulsa. Professor Tabor is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University (ABD status).

Professor Tabor, his wife, and three kids reside in League City, Texas, just southeast of Houston. He is a native of south Louisiana.

Richard W. Stolz, BA, MA, PhD

Instructional Field(s): Finance, Economics
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Dr. Richard W. Stolz is Professor of Finance Emeritus at California State University Fullerton. He has served undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in finance and economics for more than 30 years, with faculty appointments at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Robert Morris University, University of Wisconsin Parkside, California State University Fullerton, Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota. He has served as business dean at UW Parkside, Robert Morris, and USC Upstate, and as associate dean of business graduate programs at CSU Fullerton. He earned his doctorate in economics at Michigan State University.

Dr. Stolz's teaching and research interests include corporate finance, capital markets and banking, and strategic issues in higher education. He has published in Advances in Financial, Journal of Bank Research, Economic Letters, and Issues in Bank Regulation. His current research agenda includes capital budgeting techniques and recruiting faculty for strategic advantage.

Richard has provided leadership in developing collaborative programs, such as sports management, arts management, engineering management, a dual MBA/MS Nursing program, and a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Other programmatic intiatives include consortial development of web-based delivery for MBA foundation courses with three other UW deans, and an on-site customized certificate program that served as a platform for the client's Enterprise Resource Planning efforts. He formed a strategic alliance with three international companies headquartered in the Midwest to develop high quality information technology professionals and to identify a University as a choice for IT education with new capabilities in data warehousing, e-commerce, and UNIX administration. He established a task force on diversity to address divergent learning styles and faculty/staff attitudes. Modeling best practices at leading businesses, the task force developed codes of conduct and professional behaviour for faculty, staff, and students.

Prior to his academic career, Richard served as a staff economist and director of regional studies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where he analyzed and reported on economic bank mergers and acquisition proposals and developed reccommendations pursuant to the Board's regulatory responsibilities.

Debbie Mortimer, BComm (Hons), MAcc, FCGA

Instructional Field(s): Accounting
Faculty: MBA

Professor Debbie Mortimer obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Masters of Accounting Degree from the University of Manitoba and subsequently obtained her Certified General Accountant Designation. Her work experience includes 2 years of public practice and over 17 years of lecturer/instructor experience at various universities.

In addition to the University of Fredericton, Professor Mortimer works at the University of Manitoba in the Accounting and Finance Department of the I.H. Asper School of Business instructing various courses. She has co-authored a two-volume set of textbooks in intermediate accounting.

Professor Mortimer owns her own educational consulting business, Accounting, and Computer Consulting and Training Group (ACCTG). Through this business, she performs such work as course development, training, seminar delivery, consulting, and writing engagements. She has been involved with the Certified General Accountants Association at both the provincial and national levels for over 15 years. At the national level, she has served as a member of the National Education Committee and Chair of the National Professional Committee and is involved in the development and assessment of the Education and Certification national courses. Professor Mortimer was awarded a fellowship award from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada in 2006, the highest award given by the Association.

Gordon Lucas, BA, MA, MBA, PhD

Instructional Field(s): Organizational Strategy, Information Systems, Marketing, Management Consultancy, eBusiness, and Big Data
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Dr. Gordon J. Lucas is a strategy consultant and scholar.

He is a Graduate Faculty member at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, where he teaches Bachelor and Master Degree courses on strategy and the alignment of business information systems and strategy. At the University of Fredericton, he is Professor of Strategy focusing on designing and implementing strategies that enable extraordinary growth and profits, and an Academic Board member.

Since 1990 he has advised executives on strategy (see www.LucasStrategy.com). Before 1990, Professor Lucas was Senior Vice President, Unitel (now Allstream Inc.), a Canadian communications provider, General Manager, Hitachi Data Systems Canada and Chief Operating Officer of Datacrown Inc. (now part of IBM Global Services).

Blake Escudier, BBA, MBA, PhD

Instructional Field(s): Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management Counseling, Global Collaboration
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Blake Escudier is a "Professional Academic" who practices many of the concepts and theories used in his teaching. He is the principal owner and director of Business Owner Counseling services for Entrepanalysis. Over the past 25 years Blake has been an employee, contractor, partner, and business owner. His background is diverse and has demonstrated a strong self-efficacy for helping business owners evaluate the marketing and management functions of their business. Blake helps discover the right questions then counsels the owner on a critical path towards situational solutions based on owner-desired objectives.

Blake's diverse work history ranges from a six-year tour with the US Navy nuclear power program, operations manager for import/export logistics, director of promotions for a regional broadcasting company, owner of a sports agency, business manager of a winery, director of small business economic development programs, to more than 20 years of university lecturing. Blake also gives back to the community, as evidenced by many years participating with multiple not-for-profit boards, community grant organizations, and government commissions.

As director of the 10th largest small business development program in the United States, Blake has experienced managing large economic development operations. Blake also has experience with full P/L responsibility as an owner-manager and professional-manager of multiple small businesses. This includes the financial risk or starting and operating his own businesses both online and ground-based.

Blake has a PhD from Capella University, and a BBA & MBA from Loyola University New Orleans. Blake is a principle founder of the Entrepreneurship Association of Australia, and the Entrepreneurship Association of Louisiana. He was a member of the Victoria Small Business Mentoring Service, and presently teaches the only graduate programs in Marketing Strategy, Global Virtual Team Management, and New Venture Entrepreneurship. He actively participates with the SBI (Small Business Intsitute) association.

Dr. Escudier's current research involves Business Owner Behaviour, Entrepreneurship within Dynamic Environments, and he is presently working on a book titled: "I Learned to be an Entrepreneur watching Gilligan's Island." Another recent project is the development of the "Commercial Entrepreneurship for Invasive Species" program that combines science and business students into teams with the purpose of developing commercial products that will help mitigate or eradicate invasive species.

Mona Engvig, MA, PhD

Instructional Field(s): Organizational Behaviour and Change, Management, Research
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

Dr. Mona Engvig holds a Masters' Degree in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University and two graduate degrees from Stanford University: A Masters' Degree in Sociology (Organizational Studies) and a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford School of Education. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a four-year Fulbright grant. 

Dr. Engvig is the author of several articles on online education, educational innovation, and various topics related to management and leadership, and has presented at several international conferences. She is the author of several books on online education, including Online Education: Practical, Theory-Based Advice for the Instructor (Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018;  https://titles.cognella.com/online-education-9781516515455.html ). Dr. Engvig is also the co-author of Making a Difference: A Guide to Fundraising and Nonprofit Management. 

She is originally from Norway and was a music school principal for almost a decade before arriving in the United States to further her education. Her professional focus over the last three years has been the non-technical features of eLearning, specifically pedagogical and organizational development aspects. She has worked for several eLearning companies (including Quisic, Docent, and XanEdu), and has consulted with the Stanford-Harvard eLearning venture and other entities. She is currently a faculty member at several online universities, and has taught more than 7000 students in over 500 online courses over two decades. 

Her research interests include problem-based learning, educational innovation, strategy, online education, cultural diversity, online educational leadership, and organizational development and change. 

Donald McCain, BA, MDiv, MBA, EdD

Instructional Field(s): Leadership, Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Development
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

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Donald V. McCain (Don), Ed.D. is Principal of Performance Advantage Group, a consulting organization focused on improving organizational and individual performance.

Don has years of corporate and consulting experience in Human Resource Management (HRM) and HRD/OD, leadership, and marketing and sales training, with many clients being Fortune 50 and 100 companies such as Novartis, Meijer, Nortel, Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), Bridgestone/Firestone, American axle and Manufacturing, and AMA International, to mention a few.

He has worked with for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. In addition to his design, development, and evaluation of learning experiences, Don has done extensive work in leadership competencies and the development and implementation of professional certification programs. His work is international in scope.

Don has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for several universities (Vanderbilt, Belmont, Tennessee State University, and University of Phoenix) in various aspects of HRM, leadership, management, organization behaviour/theory, business ethics, marketing, and strategic planning. He has designed and facilitated three online global graduate MBA/EMBA courses in leadership, sustainability, and HRM, and also teaches corporate governance. He is a member of the Academic Board for the online, international MBA/EMBA program for the University of Fredericton.

Don is the author or co-author of four books, a chapter in the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, a progressive case study for SHRM National, several articles, and has also made numerous national presentations. Most recently, his publication Evaluation Basics was translated into Japanese. Don hold and Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University in HRD/OD, an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in HR and Marketing, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BBA from the University of Oklahoma with a double major in marketing and economics. Don also has MA studies in Comparative Religion and Cultural Anthropology, completing all course work except the thesis.

He is married and has four children and six grandkids. Don and the family like canoeing, boating, fishing, camping and buying/selling.

James Bowen, BCom, MMgmt, PhD, PMP, CMC

Instructional Field(s): Leadership, Strategic Management, IS/IT
Faculty: EMBA and MBA

At age 13 he developed his first computerized video game and at age 21 and while still in undergraduate university James co-founded a software company. Over the next 20 years he and his co-founders grew an international client base. His management experience has covered all aspects of an organization including operations, business development, product development, project delivery and strategy. His technology experience included software development and consulting with a broad range of technologies. His customer experience included government, military, industry, nonprofit and educational institutions throughout North America and in some parts of the rest of the world. 

Dr. Bowen has been interviewed on the internet, radio, magazine, T.V., and newspaper both in North America and Europe. His twitter account is on several curated lists. He has given presentations or seminars on technology and business insights. He was the sole author of two books discussing the creation and growth of high-tech product companies. He published his third book “The Entrepreneurial Effect”, which drew upon his wide network of entrepreneurs in a collaborative approach, focused on lessons learned from entrepreneurs and investors. The second in the series was published in 2011. His fifth book was about investing  for everyone and was published in 2020:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/169602885X 

He is or has been associated with 12 universities including 4 in Europe where he teaches MBAs over 12 subject areas including: technology, leadership, marketing, supply chain management, project management, entrepreneurship and strategy. In the last 18 years, he has taught over 400  courses to over 12,000 students. 

His volunteer work includes his city’s technology industry development agency’s Innovation Leadership Team. He is founding Chair of the Startup Canada Awards and he has worked on a joint United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Global Cleantech Innovation Competition as an international advisor. He wrote, for three years, the monthly theme article discussing the technology industry and its management issues for a technology industry newspaper. He currently participates as an expert advisor on Startup Canada’s Startup Twitter Chats, a twice a week that each receives 7-10 million impressions. 

He is active with technology companies and investors and regularly provides advice to technology companies, he has been on the board of mentors of start-up incubators.  

He is the inventor of an underwater localization system using passive sonar, a task management system, an archaeological object localization system that uses ultrasonic and infrared, and a 3 learning simulation games. 

He is active on social media including his podcast series on business topics which is featured by a large US book publisher.