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 is an industry veteran with almost three decades of diverse experience. She leads the Design and Product Development Studios at Mohawk Group in Dalton, GA and is responsible for the brand's 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. With a B.S. in Textile Science and an 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.


Returning to Your Workplace Part One
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Open to view video. View Part One of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the video to move forward to Part Two.
Returning to Your Workplace Part Two
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Open to view video. View Part Two of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the video to move forward to Part Three.
Returning to Your Workplace Part Three
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Open to view video. View Part Three of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the video to move forward to Part Four.
Returning to Your Workplace Part Four
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Open to view video. View Part Four of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the video take the quiz.
Returning to Your Workplace Final Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  14/17 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  14/17 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Returning to Your Workplace Course Survey
9 Questions
9 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
IDCEC Course Completion Certificate
1.00 CEU   |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU   |  Certificate available ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member.