Introduction to Work-Life Effectiveness - Successful Work-Life Programs to Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees (W1)


Learn about the Role and Value of Work-Life Balance and How to Create Exemplary Programs

Work-life balance is a top issue for attracting and retaining employees and a factor companies can’t afford to ignore. Millennials, in particular, seek positions where they can have both a rewarding career and a meaningful life outside of work. In this course, you will learn about work-life programs within the context of total rewards. The work-life portfolio will be presented along with the seven categories of support for work-life effectiveness. Best practices in work-life balance programs are reviewed and exemplary work-life programs are discussed. Topics covered include: 

  • The growing need to create flexibility in the workplace.
  • The value of well-planned health and wellness programs.
  • Creative uses for paid and unpaid time off.
  • How to alleviate stress related to caring for dependents while also promoting productivity.
  • Financial support programs that employers can use to cultivate a positive workforce.
  • The role of community involvement in work-life effectiveness.
  • How to build a rewarding working environment on all levels that incorporates work-life balance.

This course is designed for human resources professionals and business leaders who are interested in learning a strategic approach to work-life issues within their organizations.

It is a required course for the Work-Life Certified Professional certification. The course includes exercises and case studies of exemplary work-life programs throughout that provide participants with practical application. Specific areas covered in this course include: 

  • Total Rewards and Work-Life
    • Learn about role of work-life in a total rewards strategy, along with work-life trends that impact the workforce. Understand the strategic approach to work-life, the stakeholders involved in work-life initiatives and factors for successful work-life programs.
  • Creating Workplace Flexibility
    • Define workplace flexibility and understand the impact of work-life flexibility programs. 
  • Creative Use of Paid and Unpaid Time Off
    • Learn about the impact and creative use of paid and unpaid time off programs and their prevalence. 
  • Caring for Dependents
    • Understand the shifting workforce demographic, the business impact of employees who care for dependents and the value of supporting dependent care.
  • Supporting Health and Wellness
    • Learn about health and wellness programs and their impact. Discuss the concepts of resiliency and creating a culture of health and wellness.
  • Financial Support
    • Learn about the role and impact of financial support programs.
  • Community Involvement
    • Discover the impact of community involvement programs.
  • Culture Change Initiatives
    • Learn about organizational culture and culture change initiatives.

Upon completing this work-life effectiveness course, you will have new knowledge and skills to develop and implement work-life balance programs.

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This course is available in a variety of formats, including online and in-person.

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Class no longer offered after October 31, 2019.

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On-site instructor-led delivery of course materials with the added value of face-to-face interaction with a subject-matter expert and peers.

Course and Certification Exam

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$2,200 USD

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$2,085 USD

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Online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules combined with scheduled group conference calls and live online instructor-led discussions.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,395 USD

$1,950 USD

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Members: $1,175 USD

$1,540 USD


Self-paced online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules delivered by an instructor.

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$1,880 USD

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60-Day Access
(e-course materials available online immediately)

Member: $1,285 USD

$1,780 USD

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Please note: 60-day access to e-course material starts immediately on the day of purchase. Purchase includes course materials and exam.

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Independent learning with access to printed course materials and exam option.

Course Materials and Certification Exam

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$1,780 USD

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Members: $875 USD

$1,130 USD

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Course Credits & Certifications

  • Recertification

    Course: 2 credits

    Exam: 0.5 credits

  • CEUs

    Course: 1.5 credits

    Exam: 0.3 credits

  • HRCI Recertification

    16 classroom hours

  • SHRM Recertification
    16 classroom hours

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Who Should Register

This course is intended for professionals with an interest in and responsibility for work-life programs that are designed to attract, motivate and retain employees. This includes human resource professionals as well as work-life and business leaders.

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