Past WE:binars


September WE:binar

The Stress Free Workplace

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description:

According to Jeff Pfeffer, author of Dying for a Paycheck, stress is the fifth leading cause of death at work. So what is causing us this stress? The list is long! It could be a bad commute, a disagreement with a colleague or boss, crazy deadlines, fear of being fired, taking on too much responsibility, working long hours, no control over the outcomes of your work or, sadly, dealing with sexual assault or abuse from a colleague. Leigh Stringer, Principal at EYP, will share findings from her research on health and share practical ways that design and the built environment can help reduce stress and anxiety at work.

Presenter:
Leigh Stringer
Managing Principal,
EYP Architecture & Engineering

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, is a workplace strategy expert and researcher whose work has been covered by BBC News, The Globe and Mail, Fortune, CNBC and Good Morning America. She is a Managing Principal at EYP, an architecture and engineering firm.  She is the author of two bestselling books, The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and the Bottom Line and  The Healthy Workplace:  How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees—and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line.

Leigh is on the board of directors of Global Women for Wellbeing, an non-profit that aims to give women a voice to create better health and wellbeing for themselves, their businesses, and their communities.  She is the founder of WomanUp, an activist network of women and allies, supporting progressive causes and candidates.

Leigh has a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Architecture and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Leigh lives with her husband and two daughters in Washington, DC.

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August WE:binar

Sensory Design at Work

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description:

Supporting teams remains a critical strategy for organizations looking to improve performance and attract talent. Designing optimal environments for group work requires an understanding of the unique needs of different types of teams and how appropriate combinations of sensory design elements can contribute to the success and wellbeing of these different team types.

Joseph White, Director of Workplace Futures and Insight at Herman Miller will review research commissioned by Herman Miller around 4 distinct team types and how sensory design elements can help sustain energy levels that align with the task at hand. He will also discuss some of the environmental stressors that affect physical, cognitive, social, or emotional wellbeing and how to develop environments that promote the health and welfare of team participants.

Presenter:
Joseph White
Director of Workplace Futures and Insight
Herman Miller Inc.

Joseph White is the Director of Workplace Futures and Insight at Herman Miller. He brings over 15 years of design experience to the company’s ongoing research into human-focused workplace design and executing strategies around those findings. He has been a member of the IIDA, earned NCIDQ certification, IDEX California certification, and LEED accreditation. Prior to Herman Miller, White served as director of strategy at Rapt Studio as well as in a variety of positions for the noted design firms HOK and FXFOWLE (now FXCollaborative).

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July WE:binar

Managing your Portfolio through the lens of Health and Wellness: Introducing the WELL Portfolio Program

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description:
The WELL Portfolio program enables organizations to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing building performance and improving human well-being at scale. By applying the world’s leading health-focused building standard – WELL – across multiple buildings in a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective approach, WELL Portfolio is high impact. Designed to maximize the positive outcomes related to human health and well-being along with the value of building assets, WELL Portfolio is designed for companies at the leading edge of the movement to improve global health through better buildings.

Angela Spangler, Director on the Commercial Team at IWBI, will share emerging innovations and evidence-based research about how we can design buildings specifically to support the health and wellness of the people who live, work and learn in them.

Join us to learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, wellbeing and comfort.

For more information and to download the standard, visit www.WELLcertified.com.

Presenter:

Angela Spangler
Director, Commercial Team
IWBI

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June WE:binar

Moving the Needle on Workplace Outcomes Using Evidence-Based Practice

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by  Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description: 

Despite escalating investments in workplace programs, human capital challenges have become perennial. For the last decade, talent scarcity has remained among the top five CEO concerns and employee engagement scores have barely improved. By leveraging an evidence-based approach and leaning on 150 years of science, workplace strategists have the opportunity to drive measurable outcomes for people and business. This webinar will reveal an innovative approach that allows workplace strategists to make informed decisions and move the needle on what matters.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney is the founder and CEO of Human Capital Growth (HCG), an evidence-based talent management firm. Combining science and analytics, HCG helps organizations such as Microsoft, Merck, General Mills, and Ecolab achieve better leader and talent outcomes. In 2019, Shreya was awarded the Scientist-Practitioner presidential recognition by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Shreya is the author of the book “The role of national culture in transfer of training” based on an empirical study covering 49 countries. She was a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and tenure track professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Shreya earned her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University.


Presenter:

Shreya Sarkar-Barney 
Founder, CEO
 Human Capital Growth (HCG) 

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May WE:binar

The New Tech Workplace

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description: 

We are living in a time where exponential change is being driven by advances in technology. We are bearing witness to the rapid advancement of new autonomous technology, the emergence of the sharing economy and the fall of siloed space, all of which will have a profound impact on the spaces and places that we create. But in the middle of all of this, there is also a renewed sense of what is driving all this change – the desire to better enable people to live and work in optimum conditions. Hence we are seeing the parallel rise of the machine age and the rise of the human factor. These two streams are already converging in the workplace and changing not only the tools we use but when, where and how we work as well. Technologic isn’t only impacting the tech sector though. Today most companies, regardless of their sector, consider themselves tech companies, so understanding how technology is impacting us affects everyone.


Presenter:

Gordon Wright 
Director
HOK WorkPlace Practice 

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April WE:binar

Innovation is a problem of Flow and not a lack of Ideas 

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell and Emily Dunn

Description: 

The world is changing faster than ever — there was a time when corporations had to be convinced that innovation is important. Today, every corporation has some form of innovation, either outsourced or in-house. Why then do organizations still feel that they are not innovative enough? What’s the problem?

The key takeaway from the presentation is that Innovation failure is not a result of a lack of ideas or effort, but a lack of understanding of how ideas flow in large systems. In this talk, the speaker will share a few broad insights to consider if you are responsible for understanding innovation flow at your organization.

Speaker Bio: 

Shilpi Kumar is the founder and leader of Khoj Lab where the mission is to help  organizations and innovation leaders discover new opportunities for growth and  optimize operational flows to tackle implementation bottlenecks. Before founding  Khoj Lab, Shilpi was part of the innovation kitchen at Herman Miller where she led  global research initiatives to inform and establish a point of view on the future of the  business and the future of work itself. Following which she helped GE Transportation  Digital operation and strategy teams define an integrated business process for new  product development.

Shilpi has a professional BArch from BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India, Masters of Design  from the Industrial Design Center at IIT Bombay, India, and a Masters of Design  Methods from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Presented By:

Shilpi Kumar
Founder
Khoj Lab & Innovation Catalyst 

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March WE:binar

Health is the New Black: “You think you know coworking, But you don’t”

Discussion Topics:
– The loneliness epidemic
– What does coworking look like from a global perspective
– Statistics on how coworking can make humans happier and more productive
– Being well is not just about physical health it’s about environment and mental health

Speaker Bio:
Liz Elam has built a career – and a thriving business – on the tenet that working one’s way up form the bottom instills tenacity, creates resilience and develops overall excellence. That belief, blended with an innovative spirit and a competitive drive has propelled her to the forefront of the coworking movement. As the founder of the largest coworking conference in the world, Liz has led the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) from inception to its current incarnation, expanding from the US to South America, China, Canada, UK, Latin America and Australia along the way. She has taken the stage in Paris Barcelona, Shanghai, Oslo, Bogota and Lisbon and spoken at SXSW on the topic of coworking for several years running.

Liz boldly forayed into the entrepreneurial world in 2010, founding Link Coworking in Austin, Texas and later expanding it into a multi-property enterprise while becoming a prominent voice in the coworking movement. She took the plunge into the then-fledgling concept after 14 years working for Dell, managing multi-million dollar accounts and emerging as one of its top sales executives. Liz sold Link Coworking to Common Desk in the spring of 2019 one of the first successful Coworking exits in the world. Liz’s coworking research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and her work has garnered press in the Sunday New York Times, CNN, CNBC, Investors Daily, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, Dwell, Huffington Post, and Inc., as well as the cover of Austin Woman. She proudly served as the first-ever president of the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces. When she’s not promoting coworking, Liz is planning her next far-flung excursion, taking 9 plus years of sobriety with her everywhere she goes.

Having long ago overcome her fear of public speaking and more recently kicking cancer to the curb, she takes on speaking engagements from Austin to Oslo; between mentoring and consulting projects in the realms of coworking and design.

Presented By:
Liz Elam
Founder
GCUC

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February WE:binar

Creating an Innovative, Different Kind of Workplace

Date: Thursday, February  21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

Creating an innovative, different kind of workplace: How employee motivation can drive space design and ultimately the impact of an organization’s brand.

Individuals and companies alike have unique personalities, strengths and motivations. What if we could leverage both for a new kind of workplace experience? 
Using a data-driven approach, Liz will be discussing how employees’ unique motivations represent an organization’s brand and how space can be designed to reflect both.

Liz Zurek Beaudry owns Envision, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm. She recently acquired a software tool called MDNA that she uses in her work to measure culture as the foundation for her work. She’s worked with global brands such as the Muhammad Ali Center and the General Motors Foundation, and national brands like Cambria.

Presented by:

Liz Zurek Beaudry
Envision

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January WE:binar

Organizational Analytics

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

Organizational Analytics

Management is too slow. It can take months or years to evaluate the efficacy of management decisions, from org charts to training programs to workplace designs. This has fostered a myopic focus on cost and making the “right” decisions. The rapid proliferation of data about how organizations actually function from sources such as e-mail, calendars, and sensors, enables us to dramatically change our approach. Because we now have unprecedented accuracy and visibility of the organization, we can not only make better decisions up front but iterate very quickly when these decisions fail. In this webinar I’ll give an overview of this new organizational analytics approach, discuss case studies, and consider the implications for the future of management.

Dr. Ben Waber is the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, an organizational analytics company that measures communication patterns to help companies answer specific business questions around organizational design, workforce planning, and regulatory compliance. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics group. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. His book, People Analytics, was published by the Financial Times Press in 2013.

Presented by:

Dr. Ben Waber
CEO, Co-Founder
Humanyze

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December WE:binar

Shift Happens Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Hosted by IFMA Communities ESUS, IT, REAL, & WE

An interactive webinar led the Community Leaders of ESUS, IT, REAL & WE 
Who will share the TOP THREE SHIFTS impacting their community of practice

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Sustainability Speaker: Dean Stanberry 
• Renewable Energy & Smart Buildings 
• Converting Data to Information and information to insight 
• Wellness/Well-being 
Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Technology Speaker: Ted Ritter 
• IoT impacts 
• AI and Analytics (How to deal with it) 
• Cyber Security 
Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Real Estate Speaker: Joseph Poskie 
• Optimization of Building Performance 
• Urbanization 
• Space as a Service 
Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Workplace Speakers: Kate North & Pat Turnbull 
• Workplace Resiliency 
• Accelerating Human Performance 
• Measure What Matters 

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November WE:binar

Leveraging MBWA To Drive Workplace Strategy and FM Engagement

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

Management By Walking Around (MBWA) is the business management practice made popular in the 1970’s by the founders at HP and later written about in Tom Peter’s (McKinsey & Company) bestselling book, In Search of Excellence. Steve Jobs (Apple) and Howard Schultz (Starbucks) used this management discipline to stay connected with employees and customers on a daily and weekly basis with obvious great success. MBWA is the simple and powerful idea of when a leader gets out of their office and engages up close and personal to where the work is getting done – whether it’s in the office, the factory or the coffee shop.

All successful facility managers have to master the balance between being on the front lines of technical operations and knowing how to leverage workplace relationships. With today’s evolving approach to workplace design and function, organizations are facing new challenges to identify, implement and measure the impact of new strategies such as Activity-Based design, desk sharing, open workstations, flexible schedules, and the remote worker.

This presentation will discuss how to leverage the business management principles of MBWA to increase employee engagement and navigate the potential risks of a pre and post workplace change initiative. Want to dig deeper and discuss how walking and talking can benefit your leadership effectiveness? Join us for a conversation with Steve Monaco, a Corporate Real Estate Consultant who will share stories in his prior roles as a facility manager with Hines, design/build architect, and global corporate real estate lead with Motorola.

Presented by:

Steve Monaco
Managing Principal
Monaco and Company

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October WE:binar
 

2018 And A Half Workplace Trends

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

Bob Fox will check in on his initial 2018 trend prediction to investigate how they are measuring up against what he is seeing in current projects and products.

Presenter:

Bob Fox, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal and Founder
Fox Architects and Work Design Magazine

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September WE:binar

“The once” ALTERNATIVE WORKPLACE STRATEGIES
The Fifth Biennial Global Benchmarking Study 2018

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

In this longitudinal study spanning ten years, you will learn the drivers, benefits and ways to measure performance of the “once alternative” ways of working that includes work from home, internal and external mobility. What started as a New Ways of Working survey (NewWOW; now legacy think-tank) was picked up by three ambitious Workplace Evolutionaries members – Chris Hood, Kate Lister and Dr. Gabor Nagy – who collected data globally from 130 organizations representing over 2.3 million employees. The webinar will summarize the major findings with five key takeaways for you to think about when considering rolling out or improving your own program. A downloadable full report will follow.

Presenters:

Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics
Chris Hood, Director, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)

Gabor Nagy, Ideation and Research Manager, Haworth

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August WE:binar

Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation: Using Brain Science for Smart Design

Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

In our global economy, it’s imperative for organizations to innovate. And, we know new ideas are needed to innovate. Since creativity is how new ideas originate, it makes sense that the World Economic Forum would predict creativity to jump from #10 in 2015 to #3 in 2020 as one of the top needed skills for employees. Understanding how creative ideas come about and are shared can help workplace design unlock creative potential in any organization.

Want to dig deeper and discuss how science and workplace design intersect to foster creativity? Join us for conversation with Haworth’s Beck Johnson, Global Workplace Senior Research Specialist, lead author of the whitepaper Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation: Using Brain Science for Smart Design.

Presenter
Beck Johnson

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July WE:binar

The myth of technology and collaboration (and how to get everyone on a conference call in under 30 seconds!)

Date: Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Chris Hood

Despite ubiquitous mobile connected devices, our productivity has decreased at the macro level and individuals still can’t perform basic work tasks in collaboration with others. David suggests an inclusive approach across people, process, technology and workplace centered on how teams commit to shared work.

Presenter: 
David Slight

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June WE:binar
Anticipatory Design Strategies: Using design Strategy Yo Help Organizations From Uncertainty

Date: Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

In a business environment where every industry and enterprise within those industries are experiencing both uncertainty and disruption because of technology and the ‘sharing economy,’ it is increasingly important for workplace strategy consultants to help organizations ‘anticipate’ their future and the resulting implications for the design of their workplace. Too often one relies on benchmarking or trends which usually are inadequate. This presentation will discuss a new way of using anticipatory design strategies to uncover the ‘unknown unknowns’ and better position workplace solutions as a strategic component to assist organizations reorganize for potential disruptions.

Presenter: 
Arnold Levin

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May WE:binar

Cross-Sector Trends Influencing Workplace Experience

Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Megan Campbell

Description:
Gary and Rob will be exploring current trends from a variety of industries and discuss how these trends are influencing the workplace experience. Industries include:
– Residential
– Mixed Use
– Hospitality
– Health Care
– Retail

Presenters:
Gary Miciunas & Rob Depp, Nelson

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April 2018
Mobility in the Workplace
Presented by Eric D. Johnson

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Technology gives workers the ability to work anywhere, anytime. With stories about IBM and Yahoo bringing their remote employees back into the workplace, many organizations are questioning the relevance of mobility in a business environment grappling with continuous change and increasingly fast paved, collaborative work. Understanding what ‘mobility’ means to your organization, what is driving that mobility, and what data, tools, and technology are required to support mobility are all key to implementing an effective mobility strategy. This webinar will demonstrate how to find answers to those questions that are appropriate for your organization.

Hosted by Megan Campbell

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March 2018

HR in Change 
Presented by Ludvig Swedjemark, Ulrika Jonsson

Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The March WE:binar will focus on the Workplace and Way of Working from an HR respective with “HR in Change” as the common theme.

Hosted by Megan Campbell

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February 2018


Leveraging the Power of Place to Create the Optimal Workplace Experience

Curator: Kate North, Global Chair WE, Workplace Innovation, Colliers
Presented by Kate Lister, David Gray, David Slight, Arnold Levin, Julisa Mandeville, Michael Grove, and Karla Lacey

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Following a robust event at the Work Rebooted Summit, designed specifically for Chief Human Resource Officers, Kate North and other WE Leaders will highlight the “One Thing WE Know for Sure” when creating a an optimal Workplace Experience.

Hosted by Megan Campbell

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January 2018

Top 10 CRE Trends driving the Future of Work
Presented by Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Research of JLL Corporate Solutions
Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Major disruptions and transformations are reshaping the world of work and successful businesses must turn their attention to these transformational changes to reimagine the future of work. Organizations have always dealt with periods of change. The difference now is these disruptions and uncertainties are unlikely to stop. It is an imperative to understand the CRE trends transforming our industry. 

Hosted by Megan Campbell

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December 2017

Where We Have Been And What Lies Ahead
Presented by Sven Govaars & Deam Strombom, HOK
Date: Thursday December 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

After 4+ years of having the honor to host the IFMA WE:binars, Kay Sargent and Chris Hood have seen and heard a lot. From a global voyage exploring best practices and the most innovative workplaces on every continent – to technology and it’s impact. We’ve seen case studies on cutting edge spaces and heard futurist share their vision of what awaits us. We’ve explored every aspect of the workplace and the business realm.

But now is the time to pass the torch, but we can’t do so without one more look at where we have been, what we have seen and what lies ahead. So please join us as Kay and Chris take a look back and a glance forward on workplace evolution!

Hosted by Chris Hood & Kay Sargent

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November 2017

Don’t Fence Me In: Smart & Connected Buildings, Spaces, Products and People
Presented by Sven Govaars & Deam Strombom, HOK
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The high performance workplace is achieved through great places, processes and technology, surrounding great people. Until recently, technology seemed to be the factor holding us back, but recent advances in technology are facilitating choice in the workplace, and the growing Internet of Things is going to radically change and improve the way we connect with building systems, workplaces and each other throughout our busy day. In this presentation we’ll examine where the world of work is heading, with technology’s influence on demographic, globalization, behaviors and mobility drivers; leading to greater choice, innovation and well-being.

 
Hosted by Chris Hood & Megan Campbell
 
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September 2017

Building Resilient Organizations through Workplace Strategies
Presented by Jeffrey Saunders
Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Resilience is a critical mindset that helps organizations reduce risks and seize opportunities as they emerge by learning to proactively adapt to a constantly changing environment. In this WE:binar, Jeffrey Saunders, will explain how workplace professionals can develop resilient organizations and better serve core organizations’ needs in an increasingly dynamic business environment by applying elements of CIFS’ resilience triangle – “radar”, “sword”, and “shield”. The “radar” is the ability to perceive early warnings to capture disruptions before they occur. The “sword” is the ability to be proactive and continuously develop new products, services and capabilities. The “shield” consists of the ability to plan and react to unexpected events.

Hosted by Chris Hood

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July 2017

Quantifying the Impact of Workplace Change
Presented by Kate Lister
Date: Thursday July 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Would you be surprised to learn that an increase in just minutes of daily productivity could easily offset the entire cost of a workplace change initiative? Join us as Kate shares that math behind that statement and arm you with the tools you need to measure the impact of workplace change on productivity, engagement, turnover, absenteeism, employee health, and even innovation. Whether you are building a business case or being asked to quantify the impact of your initiative, it’s critical to set appropriate goals and measure results.

Hosted by Kay Sargent

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May 2017

ADAPT OR BE EATEN!
Presented by: Michael Grove
Date: Thursday May 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Michael Grove of Coillabworks is truly a disruptive thought leader in the HR world and is everything that our popular perceptions of HR professionals are not. He is bold, visionary, concerned about things other than compensation and benefits, and has an eye on macro and micro economic trends will literally change the way we go to work. In this talk he will explore the new dynamics of the work-force, shifting paradigms of employment and value and the opportunities for businesses and individuals alike that lie therein.

Hosted by Chris Hood

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April 2017

Best practice: Global workplace implementation case study: Willis Towers Watson
Presented by: Will Monaghan
Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00 – 12:00PM EDT
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Will Monaghan is leading the transformation of Willis Towers Watson’s global workplace portfolio. Leveraging the best practices from the industry, he has wrestled with both the efficiency considerations of the large legacy portfolios of the former pre-merger Willis and Towers Watson companies, and also with a parallel effort to create a single common culture. The Willis Towers Watson transformation is a story of the advancement of both efficiency and effectiveness of their workplace a process enabled by, among other things, the creative adoption of sensors and a heavy dose of change management, designed to win the hearts and minds of their employees. He will share with us the realities of broad workplace implementation: the surprises, the setbacks and the successes. Join us to experience this valuable insight into what is a very well-considered and thoughtful program.

Hosted by Chris Hood

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March 2017

Space Transforming through UX: Exceptional Workplace User Experience (UX) Through Community Management
Presented by Melissa Marsh, Liz Elam and Grace Burrows
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Co-working provides workplace professionals with an opportunity to learn from occupant-centric, experience-driven approaches to workspace design and management. This webinar will explore community management, a key experience layer that draws from co-working, hospitality, and learning environments, and has exciting applications for corporate real estate. Join us to learn more about the community management insights and best practices that exceptional community activators are deploying to deliver on exceptional workplace UX.

Multi-sensory Approach to Workplace Design
How Workplace Wellness and Multisensory Design Go Hand in Hand

The Post-Recession Rise of Coworking

Level 200
Hosted by Chris Hood

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February 2017

Innovation Case Study – Telia
Presented by: Mats Mägiste
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Telia Company has recently embarked on their Next Gen workspace initiative with the creation of the largest ABW space in the Nordics to date. The project included the relocation of over 4,000 people to their new headquarters over a single night’s time, and at the same time changed the way the teams worked. Telia is now working in a more agile, mobile manner, empowered by a new office concept. This project is one important catalyst to launch their change journey to become the Next Generation Telco company. Join us as Mats Mägiste shares with us Telia Company’s change journey and evolution towards “The place to work”.

Level 200
Hosted by Kay Sargent

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November 2016

What Lies Ahead?

Presented by: Chris Hood and Kay Sargent
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Date: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Change is the new norm…the question is what does that means for how we work going forward? In a dynamic format, Kay Sargent and Chris Hood will share their views on what we might expect regarding work, space and the workforce in the months and years ahead. Strap your seatbelts on and start thinking about this bold, and very different, new world.

Level 200
Hosted by Kay Sargent

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November 2016

Innovations from Switzerland
Presented by: Clark Elliott, Advanced Workplace Associates
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

In the penultimate WE webinar for November we are excited to offer a world-class view from Switzerland. In keeping with our “round the world” theme for 2016 Clark Elliott will share with us his stories from land of William Tell. Clark is a social psychologist and environment designer, educated at the New Parson School at the University of Pennsylvania but has, over the last 19 years, built an astonishing career and reputation as “Mr. Workplace” from his base in Geneva. You will hear of some amazing projects and his general thoughts on the evolution and current state of Workplace strategy in Switzerland.

Level 200
Hosted by Chris Hood

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October 2016

Innovations from the Middle East
Presented by Jennifer Barnes, CallisonRTKL
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join us for a discussion about how workplace design continues to evolve in the Middle East. Drawing upon a year spent working in Abu Dhabi, as well as broader experience by CallisonRTKL in the region, Jennifer will discuss how cultural differences impact the design process and proposed solution.

Level 200
Hosted by Chris Hood

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September 2016

Innovations from Africa
Presented by: Eberhard Laepple (HOK) and John Greene (Shell retired)
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

As one of the largest continents with many needs, Africa is an emerging market with many challenges. Join us to gain insights on the opportunities and challenges of designing and implementing modern workplace settings in Africa.

The session will cover the one continent  from two perspectives: the designer view (HOK) in developing or adjusting workplace to suit the local needs and the owners and Real Estate perspective (Shell retired) in implementing new RE opportunities, this will include recent projects on three African coasts, from an implementation of a new global standards on a small scale to development of a full scale projects, and the differences in the regions.

Level 200
Hosted by Chris Hood

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August 2016

Innovations from the China
Presented by Pam Keefe – HNI
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

China is a region with boundless growth where entire cities have been planned and built. But in recent months Chinese companies are changing. As they grow globally, they are adopting unique workplace strategies designed to enhance productivity and drive innovation faster.  Join us for a discussion with an expert in the region on rapidly changing design and development in China

Level 200 Hosted by Chris Hood

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July 2016

Innovations from the US and Abroad
Presented by Steve Hargis, Global Consulting Lead, and Katy Mercer, Senior Interior Designer, Woods Bagot
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

As we become a more globally connected design community, we are adopting strategies, best practices and learnings fom innovative solutions implemented across the globe. Great ideas come from everywhere, but a strong understanding of cultural nuance is required to leverage learnings across geographies and market industries. Pulling insights from the Woods Bagot global workplace practice, Steve and Katy will share insights aroung the cross-pollination of design and strategies globally.

Level 200
Hosted by Kay Sargent

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June 2016

Innovations from India
Presented by Jyothi Latha & Shagufta Anurag
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

This year WE are focusing on innovations in workplace with lessons learned from around the world.  For the month of June, we explore what innovations in India where, to keep up with the population growth, they need to build a city the size of Chicago every year for the next 10 years. That demand is driving rapid development. Join us as we discuss some of the most progressive projects in a region, how they are dealing with challenging infrastructure and limited resources, and what we can all learn and leverage from them.

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April 2016

Innovations from Central and South America
Presented by Julianna Fernandez
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The rapid development in Central and South American has fueled an abundance of project, often with limited infrastructure and resources. Learn about the challenges and advances in workplace and design South of the Border.

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Innovations from the City of Lights
Presented by Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Corporate Research at JLL

The workforce is changing, our search for authenticity is growing, and deep data learning will slowly start to guide our decision making. We know a digital revolution is well on its way, yet it’s only been recently that a profound transformation started at the core of business and real estate. This presentation will focus on key trends leading change and transformation on our CRE industry and what advances tell us about the next generation of workplace and the place of human within these future environments.

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March 2016

WorkPlace Trends from Northern Europe
Presented by Kate Barklund, Group Innovation Manager, Coor Service Management Group
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The World is changing rapidly and these changes are creating new challenges for organizations. Workplace is a key solution area to these challenges and the room for improvement is huge. In this presentation Kate Barklund will guide you in the workplace trends of Northern Europe. So, what is going on in the Northern Europe?

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February 2016

Innovations from Downunder
Presented by Peter Wagner, Lisa Dinham, Neill Johanson and Jack Woolley of Davenport Campbell
Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

The Australians has been on the cutting edge of ABW workplaces. With millions of square feet of AWB space planned and delivered the Davenport Campbell team will share lessons learned from working on 5th generation ABW space, including the concept of team-based choice environments.

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January 2016

Innovation from the Far East
Presented by: Peter Andrew, CBRE
Date: January 21, 2016

The first session of the new year highlights a new emphasis on a greater global inclusiveness. Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by things that happen elsewhere in the world and there is much to learn from them.  Peter Andrew, leader of CBRE’s workplace team in Asia Pacific will use the January session to share with us his insights on the Asia market through his team’s brilliant research into the advances and  trends around the region.

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You can access the reports mentioned during the WEbinar in the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries Community.


December 2015

Successful Distributed Leadership Unveiled: Assessing vs. Guessing
Presented by Laura Hambley, Ph.D., R. Psych and Tom O’Neill, Ph.D.
Date: December 10, 2015

Due to the rise of workplace mobility, more leaders than ever before are having to manage people from a distance.  Based on 12+ years of research across industries in North America and Europe, our team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists at Work EvOHlution has developed the Distributed Leadership Capabilities Framework to capture the 14 key capabilities required for successfully leading from a distance. Stemming from this framework, we’ve launched a ground-breaking assessment tool, the Distributed Leader Profiler that assesses skills and attributes to predict distributed leadership capability.

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November 2015

Visualizing the Workforce to Create a Workplace Strategy
Presented by Kevin Schlueter and Eelco Voogd, of WPA Analytics
Date: November 19, 2015

One  of the initial steps in developing a workplace strategy is building information to understand the work and the workforce within an organization.  See how this data can be gathered and visually presented to build clarity and collaboration among design teams, talent management and change management, so that workplace initiatives can be most successful.  The WE:binar will step through how to gather the information, and review its outputs and uses, with examples and case study information. Due to the rise of workplace mobility, more leaders than ever before are having to manage people from a distance.  Based on 12+ years of research across industries in North America and Europe, our team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists at Work EvOHlution has developed the Distributed Leadership Capabilities Framework to capture the 14 key capabilities required for successfully leading from a distance. Stemming from this framework, we’ve launched a ground-breaking assessment tool, the Distributed Leader Profiler that assesses skills and attributes to predict distributed leadership capability.

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September 2015

The Six Factors of Knowledge Worker Productivity
Presented by: Andrew Mawson and Eric Barends
Date: September 17, 2015

In 2014 researchers for AWA and The Centre for Evidence Based Management undertook an extensive review of the world’s most respected academic research databases to get under the skin of what makes Knowledge Workers more productive. Andrew Mawson, founder and CEO of AWA and Eric Barends, CEO of The Centre for Evidence Based Management reveal the results of the research and their implications for workplace design and management.

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August 2015

The Integrative Process
Presented by: Michael L. Kirk and Dr. Cross
Date: August 20, 2015

Michael L. Kirk and Dr. Cross have become strong advocates of the integrative process, seeing the benefits first-hand; and developing a passion to share this experience with others. Integrative design processes provide a natural means for collaboration and innovation that produces high-performance, sustainable facilities. Using the example of an “alternative sentencing” facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, Michael and Doctor Cross will tell a story of how a team of over 40 people including sociologists, operations maintenance staff, designers, and capital planners came together to create a very special outcome. 

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July 2015

The Leesman Index
Presented by Chris Moriarty
Date: July 16, 2015

Chris will reflect on his work, trends he is seeing across the industry and perhaps some prognostications for the future.

Host Chris Hood

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June 2015

It’s All About People!…Building Communities in the Workplace
Presented by Chris Hood, CBRE

This talk was first given at the IFMA Facility Fusion conference in Canada earlier this year. Due to the great reaction to the initial talk, our presenter has been asked to repeat the session for our regular monthly audience. Chris will explore the fascinating world of Co-working centers and ponder the question as to how might some of the great success stories be leveraged to improve the workplace offering in the Enterprise world.

Host Kate North

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May 2015

Leveraging Change for Project Success

Presented by: Maredith Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Date: Thursday, May 21st  11:00 -12:00 EDT

Change Management is a business discipline that ensures change occurs (sometimes smoothly, sometimes messy) with lasting organizational benefits. Workplace evolution triggers enterprise wide radical changes – it affects physical environment, technology, HR policies, and culture. Our workplace evolution initiatives have become organizational initiatives.

This webinar will cover what is driving change management in workplace projects, why executives and CFO’s love it, and the principles of change management.  We’ll delve into the process of evaluating readiness for change, developing the strategy and then the implementation activities including assessing if it’s working. Ultimately, change management is critical to increase the likelihood of success for our projects.

Level 200

Host: Kay Sargent

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March 2015

Risk Reduction Synergistic Strategies:
Presented by: Al Berman, Thomas Mitchell and Anthony Pizzitola; Host: Chris Hood
Date: March 19th, 2015

Are you prepared for the next  emergency or disaster? A recap of one of the most popular topics and issues trending at WWP – . Social media?  Mobile computing? Smart phones?  Have any or all of these examples of information technology (IT) significantly influenced how you work today?  If so, the increasingly common use of IT to improve efficiency and reduce operating cost does not mark the end of their innovative use in the workplace, but merely represent the beginning.  Learn how to become more  comfortable with how technology and strategies can be leveraged to reducing risk to their people and property in the face of an emergency.  Level 200

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February 2015

Work on the Go–Distributed Work Survey Findings
Presented by: Bryant Rice, Isilay Civan and Leigh Stringer (HOK); Host: Kay Sargent
Date: February 19, 2015

A look inside the survey results for the IFMA Distributed Work study and what they mean. Level 200

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December 2014

Modernization + Design + Communication = A New Way to Work
Presented by: Gary Miciunas, Kate North and Colleen Teears of Radian, Host: Kay Sargent       

This WEbinar will present a case study of a successful change management program for the Radian Modernization Project – a new work environment designed for collaboration, sustainability and space optimization. Level 200

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November 2014

A Major Move Downtown – Motorola

When Motorola made the decision to move their corporate HQ 2 hours south to downtown Chicago, the impact was significant, in many ways. Come learn the evolution of the decision and the results.

This inspiring case study leveraged a highly branded approach to focus on the “end-user experience” and deliver innovative Change Management solutions during a time of constant corporate restructuring. Learn how the partnership of the HR and REWS teams used a five-point CRE:ATIVE model (Advocate/Transparent/ Inspire/Vision/Engage), to lead 2,300 employees to their new engineering flagship in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Level 200

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October 2014 

Change Your Space, Change Your Culture: How Engaging Workplaces Lead to Transformation and Growth
Presented by: Rex Miller, Author and Thought Leader

The purpose of Change Your Space (CYS) is to change the conversation about the true conditions of the workplace. Sitcoms, comic strips and movies lampoon office work. However, a quick look behind the jokes clearly reveals the conditions that drain corporate vitality…leading to high levels of employee disengagement.
Over the past two years, more than thirty leaders from some of the most recognized companies in America invested time and resources to focus on these issues. Rex’s forthcoming book, to be published in October, is the result of all this work. Rex will share his learnings and conclusions.

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August 2014

Excellence Model for Management of Workplace
Presented by: Graham Jervis and Andrew Mawson  

Many companies are struggling to determine how to manage their workplace in a ever changing world. Join us as Graham and Andrew share their model for managing workplace.

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July 2014

Beyond the call of duty: How to create a truly sustainable workplace
Presented by: Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Director of Global WorkPlace Innovation – Johnson Controls

The motivation for companies to act sustainably is driven, largely, by legislation (law) and the desire to maintain public image and reputation. As a result, their actions are driven by duty and obligation, and measured and communicated in material terms of cost and investment. This is not sensible or sustainable ! The painful truth is that today’s workplaces – with their vast energy needs and ever changing requirements – are at the beginning of their sustainability journey. Sustainability should be part of an organisation’s culture. It is a human endeavour.

Johnson Controls sustainability@work survey investigates the attitudes of 4,000 people in six countries – from senior execs to junior staff – to identify how companies can engage employees and encourage them to act more sustainably. This webinar will present the results of the survey and provide to the members of IFMA steps to take to engage their employees in sustainability in the workplace.

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June 2014 

Brand & Behavior: The importance of Brand in influencing behavior; how to incorporate methods/materials/protocols in a facility that communicates values and goals of the organization.
Presenter: Bryant G. Rice, AIA, LEED APFounder =C

Bryant is the founder and principal of =C, with over 25 years’ experience in business management, architecture, planning and interior design. He provides clients service in strategic planning, workplace assessment, programming, design, project and change management. If you are designing, implementing or measuring change, he can help.

His past experience as a consultant, an architect, a studio leader, resource manager and project manager have honed skills in planning, solution development, communication leadership, budgeting, scheduling,  and presentation.

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February 2014

Workplace Strategies/Innovation on the Edge
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January 2014

WELL Certified Workplaces-the next generation of sustainability
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December 2013

This is Your Brain on Space
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November 2013

2013 NewWOW Alternative Workplace Benchmarking Survey Results
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October 2013

WE:binar – WE Highlights from World Workplace
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Click here to view Chris Hood’s presentation.
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September 2013

WE:binar – The Shift to Work Outside the Traditional Office
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June 2013

WE:binar – Well Being – Presented by Joan Blumenfeld, Sue Schmidt & Dr. Karen Lee
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May 2013

WE Research Agenda
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April 2013

Justifying Place in an Increasingly Virtual World – Presented by Frank Duffy
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March 2013

Workplace Evolutionaries Unite!!!
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