Developing a successful return to work programme - Join the Academy workshop and explore options and strategies tailored to your organization.
ISSA Guidelines: Return to Work and Reintegration
Region: Open primarily to ISSA member organizations in the European region
Who can participate:
Senior managers, programme managers and senior experts involved in return to work/ reintegration programmes from ISSA member organizations.
How to participate:
Your organization must have started to implement the ISSA Guidelines on Return to Work and Reintegration. To tailor the workshop to what you and your organization need please submit a statement of purpose endorsed by your organization, using the online form provided by the ISSA.
How many can participate:
A member organization may send no more than two participants to a workshop. A workshop needs a minimum of 12 participants and will accommodate no more than 18 in order to have sufficient depth, diversity and time for exchange.
Why Academy workshops are different:
The content of the workshop is shaped by the challenges in the statements of purpose of the participants. The workshop will focus on learning and identifying options and alternative strategies by means of moderated exchanges as well as targeted inputs by a high-level ISSA accredited expert. As a concrete outcome of the workshop, participants will prepare a work plan outlining actions and steps for consideration upon their return to their institution.
ISSA Guidelines on Return to Work and Reintegration
Return to Work is one of a number of cross-cutting social security issues, including the prevention of disabling injuries and illnesses and broader health promotion efforts, which together are part of a proactive approach for social security systems. The ISSA Guidelines on Return to Work and Reintegration address the question of how social security can work together with other stakeholders in order to support persons who are on sick leave from work, and who retain an attachment to a specific employer. The overall aim is to bring people back into active employment through various measures and support programmes. The Guidelines are applicable regardless of whether the reason for the sick leave absence is occupational or non-occupational. The Guidelines should be understood as a holistic tool for senior management in social security institutions.
The ISSA Academy
The ISSA Academy provides practical training and hands-on support for social security administrations. The ISSA Academy workshops are a key element of the member support offered by the ISSA Centre for Excellence in Social Security Administration.