Hello everybody and happy Spring! We hope some of you have been able to get out and enjoy this warm weather - socially distanced of course! As most of you are beginning to look at your topics for the 2021 program year, we wanted to take this time to walk you through the topic-approval process.
You can find all the Excellence topics in the WSIB Program Member Guidelines. This document is uploaded in the “Program Resources” section of the Dunk Excellence Portal. If you have completed the Assessment Survey on the WSIB Digital Portal, we recommend that you browse through topics within the level assigned to you – although this is not mandatory. Once you have identified the topics that you wish to implement, it is time to develop your Workplan.
You can find the Dunk Workplan template in the “Program Resources” section of the Dunk Excellence Portal. The document will ask you to complete a Member Overview so we get an idea of your line of business and also includes additional sheets for each topic. The topic sheets are broken down into your topic rationale at the top and your proposed implementation plan at the bottom. If your topic is not new to your organization, we ask that you complete the Topic Approval document that can also be found in the “Program Resources” section of the Dunk Excellence Portal. Please note that topics can only be selected if they are new, represent a significant gap in your workplace, or if there has been a significant change in your workplace.
After justifying your topic selection, the Workplan asks firms to plan the implementation of their topics via the 5 Steps of Implementation. We recommend that firms get specific when filling out this section. For example, rather than saying “workers will be trained on the requirements”, specify which workplace parties will receive training, how will the training be conducted and what will the training encompass.
Once your Workplan is completed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will review your topics for approval and provide recommendations to strengthen your implementation plan.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 1-866-754-8839 and we would be happy to assist you at every stage of your Excellence journey. We will be hosting another Excellence Guidance and Instruction session from 9:00am – 12:00pm on April 13th, which you can register for via the Dunk Excellence Portal.