Course Description

Impairment of workers from alcohol and drugs (ie. Cannabis/Marijuana, prescriptions etc) is a major issue in today’s workplace. This issue can negatively impact organizations, workers and their families, finances, productivity, client relations, public image, and more. Learn to navigate the evolving legal and social implications of alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace. Gain invaluable hands-on practice applying strategies to address and manage alcohol and drugs in the workplace, from policy and program development to implementing and maintaining an organizational impairment management program. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Create or enhance an impairment management program plan for your organization (or an organization you aspire to work with).
  • Describe the positive impact that impairment management programs can have on an organization’s finances, employee performance (both on quality and safety) and on employee relations.
  • Analyze the best way an organization could respond to diverse alcohol and drug abuse issues in a wide variety of industries.
  • Identify best practices for administering impairment management programs in large, medium and small organizations.
  • Summarize the evolving social and legal implications of impairment management programs.



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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8:30AM to 5:00PM
Aug 11, 2020 to Aug 14, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace - An employer's guide to the Law, Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse.
Edition: 2nd
Author: Norm Keith
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada Inc
ISBN: 9780433486695


Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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