Returning to Your Workplace: What to Consider
As a return to the office after COVID-19 comes into view, how can employers and employees prepare themselves?
Learn how designers can safely and successfully reenter the workplace and how employers can best support their staff through the transition. A panel representing various areas of the interior design community provides insight on the best strategies to create a smart rebound from home to work. The program references guidelines from health and workplace thought leaders and discusses key considerations to implement into practice.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on April 27, 2020.
What You Will Learn
- Recommend effective strategies to empower staff returning to the “new” workplace.
- Identify healthy and resilient practices to adapt in the workplace.
- Describe guidelines to revise cleaning protocols, seating, and overall functionality.
- Explain how designers can support the physical and psychological needs of staff (and clients).
Continuing Education Approvals
- 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-111352
- Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.
Access Period: One year from registration date.
Jackie Dettmar, Industry Partner ASID
Vice President of Design and Product Development, Mohawk Group
Jackie Dettmar is Vice President of Design and Product Development for the Mohawk Group. Mohawk Industries is the largest flooring manufacturer in the world and has operations in 160 countries. Jackie is an Industry veteran with almost three decades of diverse experience. She leads the Design and Product Development Studios based at Mohawk’s Living Building Certified Design Center, The Light Lab, in Dalton Georgia and is also responsible for the Mohawk Group showrooms.
She has designed flooring solutions ranging from Luxury High End wool product for Ralph Lauren to Corporate tile products for Google and Amazon to Historic Woven Renovation products. She was instrumental in launching Mohawk Group’s resilient hard surface business and lead development for the first ILFI certified Living Products in flooring. With a B.S. in Textile Science and a MBA, Jackie considers herself a creative scientist. She believes that design impacts all aspects of business and that creative thinkers can change the world.
Judith Heerwagen, PhD
Research Psychologist, US General Services Administration
Judith Heerwagen, PhD is an environmental and evolutionary psychologist whose work focuses on the pathways connecting human behavior and health to the built environment. She is currently a research psychologist with the US General Services Administration where she works across projects, integrating human factors into building design and operational policy. Prior to joining GSA in 2009, she was a senior scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and also had her own consulting business for 10 years.
She has written and spoken widely on design for psychological, physical and social well-being in a wide range of buildings, including offices, schools and courthouses. She is co-editor of Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life which won the 2008 Publishers Award for best book in architecture and urban planning. She received the 2014 Design for Humanity Award from the American Society of Interior Designers. She has a BS in communications from the University of Illinois and a PhD in psychology from the University of Washington.
Leigh Stringer, LEED AP
Managing Principal, Washington D.C., EYP Architecture & Engineering
Leigh is a design leader and workplace strategy expert, who has dedicated her career to partnering with clients to create inspiring, sustainable and high-performing workplaces that facilitate collaboration, enhance wellness, and improve productivity. In addition to her innovative design work, Leigh is the Managing Principal for EYP’s Washington, D.C. office and thought leader in workplace wellness. A researcher and author, Leigh shares her expertise and latest findings at major industry events, and major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and CNN.
Bob Fox, AIA, LEED AP (Moderator)
Chairman and Principal, FOX Architects; Founder, Work Design Magazine
In 2003, Bob Fox founded FOX Architects, an integrated, award-winning architecture and interior design firm in Washington, DC. As Chairman and Principal, Bob oversees the firm’s advisory board, focusing on building the firm to design more complex, integrated projects, while also helping to increase value for clients. Bob is a leader in the architecture and interior design industry and is well respected for his open-minded and innovative approach to workplace design.
In 2010, Bob launched Work Design Magazine, a digital publishing company dedicated to exploring the issues, innovations, and ideas that shape the places we work. The magazine connects workplace practitioners from around the world through thought provoking content, a thriving social media community, and interactive events. Today, monthly readership has grown internationally to more than 62,600 leaders, architects, facility managers, dealers, end-users, and consultants. Bob possesses more than 30 years of experience, is an active member of the design community, and speaks regularly at industry events focused on the future of the workplace.