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CCHKNOWLEDGEPOINT Releases New Shared Learningô Online Training Program: Managing Disability Leaves

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 11, 2002) ó Managers and supervisors are on the front lines when companies have to deal with the complexities of disability leaves, according to CCHKnowledgePoint, a provider of comprehensive human resource solutions that merge expert content with interactive technology. To help employers train key personnel in navigating this delicate area, CCHKnowledgePoint is introducing a new program in the series of Shared Learningô multimedia training products: Managing Disability Leaves."Properly dealing with the many facets of disability leaves requires more than good intentions," says Tanya Rose, marketing manager for CCHKnowledgePoint. "Frontline managers and supervisors need proper training to successfully negotiate the legal intricacies of this issue and effectively implement their companiesí policies."

Many Pieces to Leave "Puzzle"

Shared Learning: Managing Disability Leaves shows supervisors how to sort out the many pieces of the disability leave "puzzle" ó pieces that can often overlap. Those who take this elearning course become familiar with the basic characteristics of sick leave, short-term and long-term disability leave, workersí compensation, catastrophic leave banks, maternity leave, leave without pay, leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act and leave under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Using situations with which managers and supervisors can easily identify, Managing Disability Leaves delivers practical, personal guidance on tracking and documenting leaves, the questions that must be answered, and what to say and not say in communicating leave policy to employees.

About the Shared Learning Series

Managing Disability Leaves is the most recent addition to the Shared Learning training series. Shared Learning uses the power of interactive technology to blend expert commentary, real-life scenarios and interactive Q&A into an engaging learning experience. Shared Learning is a convenient and cost-effective way for companies to train managers and supervisors on their roles in managing disability leaves. Since lessons can be taken at the desktop, Shared Learning reduces classroom time and allows flexibility in the choice of training environment. Because lessons are self-paced, users can learn at their own speed.

In each Shared Learning series, an administration module supports participant tracking and recordkeeping. Shared Learning maintains a database with the progress of all users and generates documentation reports that capture information such as employee name, department and date of training completion.

Cost-Effective, Convenient, Customized Training

Shared Learning programs are easy to implement. They can be accessed over the Internet or installed on an organizationís intranet. The intranet option allows employers to customize both the content and Web interface to personalize the message for employees. Training content can be tailored to match each organizationís particular work environment and can also include a personal introductory message from the organizationís leader to ensure that employees understand his or her commitment to the program.

On the Internet, Shared Learning can be accessed any time from any place a user has browser capabilities.

Other Shared Learning Programs

Other Shared Learning programs include the following:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Email and Internet Use
  • Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
  • Termination
  • Discipline
  • Interviewing and Hiring

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order Shared Learning programs, please contact a CCHKnowledgePoint sales representative at 1-888-224-7377 or visit the CCHKnowledgePoint Shared Learning Web site at

About CCHKnowledgePoint

CCHKnowledgePoint represents a merging of the KnowledgePoint and CCH INCORPORATED human resource product lines, providing integrated solutions that meet HR professionals and frontline managersí essential needs. For more information about CCHKnowledgePoint products and services, please visit or call 1-800-339-0104.

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Editorís Note: Members of the media who would like complimentary review access to Shared Learning: Managing Disability Leaves may contact Sheri Cardo at (800) 727-1133 ext. 1334 or, or Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or



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