Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals - CWCP

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Ensure your organization's Workers' Compensation system is benefiting from best practices and is compliant with recent regulatory changes.

This year's class will include:

  • National Update: Trends, Emerging Issues, Legislation, Rule Changes and Case Law
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Other Psychiatric Claims:
    • Recent Statutory Changes and Case Law
    • Statutory Presumptions and Rebuttal Requirements
    • Litigation Strategy for Plaintiffs and Defendant
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Psychiatric Claims: The Treating and Examining Medical Provider's Perspective
  • Workplace Violence: The Implications for Workers' Compensation Exposure
  • Shoulder Injuries: The Pathology, Etiology and Treatment of Shoulder Conditions (including shoulder replacements)
  • Telemedicine: Remote Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients
  • Panel Discussion regarding Managed Care for Injured Workers: The Pros and Cons
  • Two Interactive Exercise Sessions
  • Mock Trial

Reconnect with your fellow CWCPs, share ideas and experiences, and expand and strengthen your professional network!

This year's engaging and interactive program provides half of your continuing education requirement for recertification (14 credits). Attending the CWCP Follow-Up Program annually will fulfill the 28-credit requirement needed to maintain your certification.

Note: This program is open only to current Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals.


Steven J. Pollok Steven J. Pollok, JD, is president and senior partner of Rapaport, Pollok, Farrell & Waldron, P.C. of Lansing, Michigan. He has specialized in practicing workers' compensation law for almost 30 years as a claimant's attorney. He has also taught workers' compensation law as an adjunct professor at Thomas Cooley Law School since 1992. Steve has lectured frequently on numerous topics involving workers' compensation issues to unions, management representatives, and attorneys. Steve has a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and also a master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. He earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1977. Mr. Pollok is an instructor for Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional and Forum and Problem Solving for the Workers’ Compensation Professional.
Michael Sanders Michael Sanders, JD, is a partner and serves as firm president at Foster, Swift, Collins and Swift, PC in Lansing Michigan. For the past 36 years, Mike has devoted his law practice to the defense of employers, third party administrators and insurance companies in the workers' compensation arena. Mike is a frequent lecturer and author on workers' compensation issues, and has taught workers compensation law as an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University Law School. He is also a member of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. As an undergraduate at University of Illinois, Mike was Phi Beta Kappa and completed his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in 1980. He went on to graduate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1983. For the past decade, Mike has also been teaching the Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Course, the Follow-Up Program and the Forum and Problem Solving Programs.

Programs will be taught by one or more instructors listed above.



  • Registration fees include all course materials.
  • Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:00am; Program begins at 8:30am.
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included.
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation.
Registration & continental breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
Program time:
   Day One: 8:30am - 4:30pm
   Day Two: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Networking lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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    HR Executive Education
    School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
    South Kedzie Hall
    368 Farm Lane, Room S423
    East Lansing, MI 48824
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