Introduction to Work-Life Effectiveness — Successful Work-Life Programs to Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees

Understand the Impact of Work-Life Effectiveness

This course describes the total rewards model and highlights the work-life element of total rewards. The work-life portfolio is introduced and each of the seven categories of support for work-life effectiveness are examined. The business case for implementing work-life initiatives and best practices of exemplary programs are discussed.

  • Find out what organizations can do to alleviate stress related to caring for dependents while promoting productivity in the workplace
  • Discover the value of well-planned health and wellness programs
  • Address the growing need to create workplace flexibility
  • Identify financial support programs employers can use to cultivate a positive workforce
  • Discover creative uses for paid and unpaid time off
  • Learn the advantages of encouraging good corporate citizenship through community involvement programs
  • Explore how to build a rewarding working environment on all levels
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W1 - Introduction to Work-Life Effectiveness: Successful Work-Life Programs to Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees
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What You Will Learn  

Total Rewards and Work-Life

  • Total rewards
  • The strategic approach to work-life
  • Work-life
  • Stakeholders involved in work-life initiatives
  • Factors for successful work-life initiatives
  • Prevalence of work-life practices
  • Framing the business case for work-life initiatives
  • Business impact of work-life programs

Caring for Dependents

  • Shifting workforce demographics
  • Caring for dependents
  • Business impact of working caregivers
  • Impact of supporting dependent care
  • The business case for supporting child care
  • Prevalence of programs
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

Supporting Health and Wellness

  • Supporting health and wellness
  • Resiliency
  • Health and wellness approaches
  • Incentives
  • Impact of health and wellness initiatives
  • The business case
  • Prevalence of health promotion initiatives
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

Creating Workplace Flexibility

  • Defining workplace flexibility
  • Exercise
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Impact of workplace flexibility programs
  • The business case
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

Financial Support

  • Financial support
  • Impact of financial support programs
  • The business case
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

The Creative Use of Paid and Unpaid Time Off

  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Statutory requirements
  • Impact of paid and unpaid time off programs
  • Prevalence of paid and unpaid time off programs
  • The business case
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

Community Involvement

  • Community involvement
  • Impact of community involvement programs
  • The business case
  • Cone Corporate Citizenship Study
  • Exemplary programs
  • Case study

Culture Change Initiatives

  • Organizational culture
  • Layers of culture
  • Stages of change
  • Culture change initiatives
  • The business case
  • Exemplary culture change efforts
  • Case study
Who Should Register  
This course is intended for professionals with an interest in and responsibility for work-life programs that are designed to attract, motivate and retain employees. This includes human resource professionals as well as work-life and business leaders.
 
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 Course Credits
WLCP: Required
Recertification: 2 course, .5 exam;
CEUs
: 1.5 course, .3 exam
PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours: 16 (classroom)
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Blended learning is the perfect hybrid solution for those individuals or teams who want interaction with the facilitator and peers while having the convenience and control of accessing the content at the time and place which work best for the individual. Depending on the course, the facilitator and peer interaction may be in person or through online web meetings and tools.

  • A learner-centric approach: moves beyond the one-size-fits-all classroom in favor of an on-demand, personalized learning environment
  • Greater skills practice and coaching: activities can focus on interaction, skill building, and rich feedback
  • Social and peer-based learning: keeps the emphasis on practical solutions to workplace challenges and makes the learning more engaging
  • Self-paced opportunities: allows access to content anytime, anywhere at the learner’s fingertips

Components of Blended Learning

All Blended Learning classes include a class discussion board, other components available within Blended Learning will vary in order to deliver the best learning experience possible. Classes may include access to components such as:

  • Live online session(s) with facilitator and peers
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A: Blended Learning classes are either led by a facilitator or self-paced. The course duration varies depending on the depth of knowledge shared within the particular class.

Facilitator-Led Blended Learning:  All participants in these courses begin on the same day. You may access course materials any time—day or night—for 60 days after date of purchase.

  • If there is a course book, the entire book is available starting on the first day. The e-learning modules, activities and discussion boards are divided into sections that are released weekly over a 4-8 week period, depending on the amount of content. View Course Matrix

  • You will be able to view the course syllabus and course book (if applicable) starting on the first day. These are valuable tools to help you plan how much time you will want to spend in the course each week. It is recommended that you go through the materials carefully to gauge how long each e-learning module, case studies, activities, etc. will take you each week. (See sample class syllabus for facilitator-led classes).

  • All facilitator-led courses include at least one live event where students and the facilitator come together in an online environment to discuss course material, group exercises, questions and answers, etc. Live web sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific. Although these sessions are scheduled for two hours, they may or may not run that long. These sessions are recorded and are available for review soon after the event.

  • Discussion boards are included in every course and are monitored by the facilitator. You can access the discussion boards at any time. These are a great way to interact with your facilitator and other course participants. You can post questions, read threads from other participants and the facilitator, and respond to what others have to say.

Self-Paced Blended Learning:  You can access your self-paced course shortly after you register. Some participants may have started before you, and others will start after you, based on their individual registration dates. You may access course materials any time—day or night—for 60 days after date of purchase.

  • All course materials are available starting on the first day. The e-learning modules, and activities divided into sections so that you can easily determine how you want to allocate your time over the duration of your access. View Course Matrix

  • You will be able to view the course syllabus and course book (if applicable) starting on the first day. These are valuable tools to help you plan ahead. It is recommended that you go through the materials carefully to gauge how long to spend in each e-learning module, case study, activity, etc. (See sample class syllabus for self-paced classes).
Discussion boards are included in every course and are monitored by a subject matter expert. You can access the discussion boards at any time. These are a great way to interact with your facilitator and other course participants. You can post questions, read threads from other participants and the facilitator, and respond to what others have to say.

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Certification Exam: W1
Exam Requirements
Work-Life Certified Professional
This is a required exam to obtain a WLCP.
 
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