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Fall Conference Tour Complete!

With the crisp beginning of Fall upon us, we would like to take a moment and reflect on a fantastic end-of-summer conference tour as we reconnected with friends, old and new, at CWCRC 2018, CAJPA 2018 and the CJPIA 2018 Forum! What a fabulous September it has been!

Kicking off the tour was CWCRC in Dana Point, CA! From spectacular ocean views, to red carpet lunches, we thoroughly enjoyed chatting about our favorite topic, Return-to-Work! Norm Peterson (NPA President), Erik Peterson (NPA Vice President) and Skye Carlson (NPA Director of Marketing) absolutely enjoyed our second time in Dana Point and we are already registered for 2019!

Erik & Norm at CWCRC

From Dana Point the road took us to beautiful South Lake Tahoe, where we attended CAJPA 2018! The theme of “Adventure” resonated in every aspect of CAJPA – from one’s personal journey as a comp professional to overcoming industry obstacles with a fierce determination to achieve greatness. NPA got to show off our newest Return-to-Work Specialists, Jessica Netland and Rowan Ellis and, to top it off, we met the master of adventure, Batman himself!

The final trek took Erik Peterson and Cole Smith (NPA Return-to-Work Specialist) to the California JPIA Forum. Along with an excellent line up of informative sessions, they blew off a little steam at the Forum Banquet and Game night. Pictured below, is a little bit of business and a whole lot of fun with Karina Bañales from the City of Palos Verdes Estates.

Erik, Kariña & Cole having fun at CJPIA!

This year, Karina was nominated for the CJPIA Capstone award, demonstrating her outstanding dedication to the practice of risk management. Her nomination was credited with hard work and specifically for implementing a new RTW program (NPA Return-to-Work Services!!!). For the last three years, Karina and Cole have been very successful in bringing injured workers back to work.

“Without the cooperation from the cities, our program would not be nearly as successful” explains Cole, as it is an absolute pleasure to work with Karina, CJPIA and all of their participating members.

Skye & Rowan Meet Batman at CAJPA 2018

“It’s been said, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life  and the travels throughout September most definitely reminded us of how lucky we are to work with the amazing people in our industry!

If we haven’t met yet and you are seeking a dynamic, customized Return-to-Work Program that can reduce your comp costs by 20% and aide your organization in laying the foundation for FEHA and ADA compliance, please visit www.ReturntoWork.com or send us an email! We love what we do and we are here to help!

From all of us at NPA …..Happy Fall!