WE Sessions at World Workplace 2021

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries for a highly interactive and extended experience during World Workplace 2021 in Kissimmee, Florida!

Monday, October 25-29, 2021 Location: Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. WE is extending the conference by collaborating with INFO-Comm. All WE members will have access to Exhibits and Events on Friday, October 29th! You won’t want to miss this! Learn more about INFO-Comm here. 

WE’s mission: Empower people to create, lead, and implement workplace transformation. Influence the evolution of the workplace through research and reaching outside our industry.

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WE Sessions at World Workplace 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Time Function  
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm IFMA Foundation’s Regatta (Pirate Theme)  

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time Session/Room Event Introduction Speakers
9:45 am – 10:45 am


Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces after the Pandemic

Work on the Move is the 3rd in a series of books, published by the IFMA Foundation, which focuses on the evolving world of work, workplace strategy and the intersection of People, Technology and Workplaces.

Mike Petrusky
Michael Schley
Pat Turnbull
Arnold Levin
Lisa Whited
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm 4.02

Lessons Learned: Work on the Move 3

This session will highlight how to create a hybrid strategy, garnering leadership support, integrating new technologies, new success metrics and creating a workplace where people want to be.

Jen Hatton

Kate North
Phil Dunn
Kellee Barfield
Samantha Fisher

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 5.01

The Circular Economy: Our Time and Responsibility to Act

Learn more about how and why to take action in the built environment, in areas where we can educate, inform and promote.


Sheila Sheridan
Lisa Whited
Celeste Tell

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Socio,
Gaylord Resort

WE Happy Hour
Sponsored by iOFFICE/Space IQ

Free Event Click Here to Register 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time Session Function Introduction Speakers
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 7.03

Future Focused: How FM Leaders Continuously Adapt to Support Flexible Workplaces

Facility management and workplace leaders have always been interested in pursuing the best strategies for the future of work. Now, after more than a year and a half managing the built environment through a global pandemic and the development of a hybrid workplace approach, what have facilities management practitioners learned and how are they preparing for what comes next? With the return to offices well under way, theories about what the future workplace would look like and how FMs would support employees have been plentiful, but has real-world human experiences matched our expectations? We knew that workplace leaders would face unexpected challenges moving their teams forward in a hybrid working model, so let’s find out what experienced FM professionals have been doing to manage their facilities and meet the needs of their workforce in the months and years to come.

Host Mike Petrusky will explore these questions:

  • What have we learned in 2021 and what does next year look like for FM leaders?
  • What is the role of trust and transparency in hybrid working?
  • How do we create spaces to bring people together and meet their needs?
  • What is the role of technology to enable mobility, collaboration and getting work done?
  • Change Management has always been a strength for FM, but how does it apply today?
  • How can we deliver the right support services when each individual has unique expectations?
  • Is it possible to create an equitable employee experience for all in this new frontier?
Jan Johnson
Mike Petrusky
Kay Sargent
Rex Miller
Lorri Rowlandson
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 8.02

The Mosh Pit Goes Live! Hybrid is Here, How are We Driving Change?

It’s October 2021, and the hybrid workplace is happening! Explore ideas about how technology and flexibility are driving the effectiveness of the core human centered focus on the new hybrid workplace. Practice your slam-dance moves!

MovePlan David Gray
Jomal McNeal

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time Session Function Introduction Speakers
10:45 am – 11:15 am EA2.02

Professionalizing the Hybrid Workplace Transformation

Over the past 2 years, the workplace has undergone transformation at an unprecedented pace. Fueled by the COVID pandemic, many organizations have adjusted their operations to deal with the risk of infection. Keeping the workforces safe has been paramount. As many trend watchers and workplace strategists rightfully state, the pandemic significantly accelerated workplace developments by several years.

But what are these transformations really? And what do they imply for facilities planning, management and operations? How can new hybrid workplace models provide for enhanced resilience? How can we “professionalize” the hybrid workplace to ensure health, safety, and efficient, uninterrupted business operations, as we do in the traditional workplace? And what does that imply for workplace information systems?

In this session we will review the major lessons from the 2 years that we’ve just experienced, and provide practical solutions for managing the hybrid environment.

Pat Turnbull

David Karpook

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm  

Awards of Excellence

All WSLP Graduates will be recognized


Friday, October 29, 2021

Time Session Event Introduction Speakers
8:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Explore INFO-Comm Exhibits

Reserve your seat – Free WE Shuttle


Registration Reciprocity between WWP & INFOCOMM

9:30 am – 10:15 am  INFO-Comm

Hybrid Work: Defining the Opportunities and Challenges

COVID-19 has not only changed the way we work, it will change the tools we use and how we use them. As we return to the workplace new challenges and opportunities are emerging. Many companies are grappling with how to define and plan for a hybrid and dynamic work environment. Join us as our panel of experts share what they are hearing from their clients regarding the issues of the today. We’ll explore and define areas of concern including implementing hybrid work, addressing safety and well-being concerns, dealing with new operational  procedures and the shifting dynamics between HR, IT, FM and CRE. Once we know the issues, we can develop the solutions.

Kate North
Kay Sargent
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm INFO-Comm

Hybrid Work: Role of Technology in Creating the new Workplace Experience
(Empathy & Shared Approaches)

How do we identify and develop solutions to the problems/opportunities COVID-19 has presented us?  What is the role of technology in creating a successful work experience? Experts from across the spectrum of IT, HR, FM and CRE will consider how to identify and propose solutions that maximize Equity, Empathy and Value. Budgets are tight and solutions need to tick all the boxes for multiple stakeholders!

Ted Ritter
David Slight