Cultivating Talent in a Hybrid Studio
Learn strategies to manage onboarding and mentoring new hires in a hybrid work culture.
Continuing Education Approval
- 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-117869 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)
Over the past several years the world has experienced a shift to a new hybrid work environment. Managing both in-person and remote staff presents new challenges for design studio leaders, especially when onboarding new hires and keeping them engaged. Learn how to best onboard, train, and mentor new employees in a way that effectively communicates studio culture and builds trust, ultimately cultivating strong and effective design teams in the hybrid environment. We will focus on characteristics of the emerging workforce, how to frame and implement the mentor/mentee relationship, and how to strategize skill development, both soft skills and technical skills specific to your firm.
Content developed as part of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholars Leadership Development Program, supported by Steelcase, Benjamin Moore, and Wilsonart. Learn more about ASID Ones to Watch.
What You Will Learn
- Describe characteristics of the emerging workforce and the hybrid studio culture.
- Identify steps to establish a mentorship framework to onboard new hires in your firm.
- Describe the purpose and structure of the weekly check-in.
- Explain the difference between soft skills and technical skills.
- Determine steps to develop technical skills during the onboarding process.
Access Period: One year after registration.
Kelsey Davidson, ASID
Principal Interior Designer
Kelsey is a Principal at SALT, an Interior Design & strategic engagement firm, located in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born and raised in Alaska, and attended the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2011. Kelsey spent the first few years of her career as a residential interior designer, specializing in kitchen and bathroom design, and then switched gears to practice commercial interior design when she began working for SALT in 2013 (formerly RIM Design). Kelsey has been a project designer & project manager on a variety of project types since joining SALT, and in 2018 became an owner of the firm. She now enjoys a new balance of design work & business management, focusing largely on the firm’s personnel development, mentorship, and coaching.
This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.
Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.
This program is registered for 1 CEU value. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-117869.
Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.
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