I have not written much in the last couple of weeks. It’s not that I don’t have much to say. In fact, I rarely “don’t have much to say.” It is just that the last few weeks have been extraordinarily busy, and I just haven’t found the time to pound out any of those words on the keyboard.
At least in some semblance of order anyone could understand.
I have been extremely busy working on the business and technical end of WorkCompCollege.com. We’ve set a hard launch date (which I will tell you is November 17th, as long as you promise not to tell anyone else) and seem to be hurtling toward that deadline at a much faster pace than previously anticipated. In the midst of that, I have been traveling a great deal, as the post-pandemic conference circuit is quite alive and well. I was in Las Vegas most of last week for the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, and I fly to Seattle tomorrow to Keynote the Washington IARP “Fired Up For Rehab” Fall Conference. I will be in Colorado Springs in two weeks for the SAWCA All Committee Conference, where I get to once again conduct the closing session, “Things That Make Bob Go, Hmmm.”
In fact, it is from the SAWCA conference that WorkCompCollege.com co-founders and I plan to live stream our launch – as long as I can figure out that whole live-streaming thing. I’m packing two tin cans and some string as a backup, just in case.
You can never be too careful.
This summer has been a whirlwind, but it has also been an absolute joy. Working with Mark Pew and Don Abrams, along with dozens of extraordinarily qualified and dedicated people in building a better mousetrap for the workers’ compensation industry has been very rewarding. The workers’ comp community has stepped up and fully embraced our project, and it is clear to us that actual training in “whole person recovery management” is an idea whose time has come.
But I do apologize for the relative silence from the Cluttered Desk. I am fully cognizant of the fact that you still have the right to my opinion, and it pains me that I may be violating those rights. I promise to do better.
But probably not until November 18th.