WEBINAR SERIES

Our Last Chance for Change

Inspiring Conversations for the Sustainability Curious

Webinar Previously Held

September 14th, 2021

The urgent message underscored by the international report on the climate crisis, and unprecedented droughts and wildfire seasons is startlingly clear: every individual and organization, at every level of society, must take meaningful and immediate action to help ensure a healthy future. Join the live conversation as we speak with Rita Kampalath, Sustainability Program Director for the Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office, to learn about the intersecting issues of climate change and water scarcity, and the roles we can play as individuals, businesses, and organizations to create positive changes through policy and actions.

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Part 10

WFH, Back to the Office, or Hybrid?

What Employers Need to Know About The Future of Work

Webinar Previously Held

April 13th & 14th, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, WFH was praised as the future of work. However, as we near the hopeful end of the pandemic, mindsets around ideal work styles are shifting. Between exclusively working from home, returning to the traditional office or adopting a hybrid model, there is much to consider for both employers (and employees) before deciding one way or another.

In this webinar, Jack Kelly, an expert on recruiting and retaining employee talent, will weigh in on several aspects to consider when it comes to the different work styles, citing both recent research and trends. Can companies achieve efficiency and work/life balance with the hybrid model? What are some of the pitfalls to remote working and can they be avoided? And what will employees expect from their employers in this new work era? Following the 45–minute presentation, there will be a 15–minute live Q&A.

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Part 9

The Light at the End of the Pandemic Tunnel

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February 23rd & 24th, 2021

It's been a year since the pandemic forever changed our lives. Thankfully, we now have a number of effective vaccines being distributed, and we're clearly approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. But what exactly does that light look like? How soon will the world get back to 'normal' life? And what will 'normal' look like for 2021 and beyond?

In this webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge, world–renowned ergonomist and indoor air quality expert, returns to provide a deep dive into the current COVID–19 virus, the different types of vaccines worldwide and how they work, the impact they will have short and long term, and emerging COVID–19 therapies. He'll also share insight around how COVID–19 mutates and implications of the variants on vaccines and herd immunity. Following the 45 minute presentation, there will be a live Q&A.

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Part 8

How to Set Up Your WFH Employees For Success

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January 26 & 27, 2021

COVID-19 brought with it an unprecedented shift to working from home, and with it, a number of ergonomic challenges for a newly remote workforce. Companies have been faced with the daunting task of managing employee ergonomic health, safety and welfare in uncontrolled, non–designed home spaces. As millions of employees continue to work from home, it is critical that companies understand the implications of this new work style and implement innovative ergonomics solutions and programs that promote employee comfort, wellness and productivity.

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Part 7

Protective Protocols for the Workplace Now & Post–COVID

Webinar Previously Held

December 15, 2020

The world awaits as this month one or more COVID–19 vaccines will start to be administered in the USA and Europe, while China and Russia are already administering their vaccines. Yet questions remain on how to ensure safety in the workplace now and in the near future as more organizations return to work, not to mention the overall impact on future workplace designs. In this webinar, Dr. Hedge shareed in–depth insights around the latest vaccine update and related scientific research on COVID–19. But as this pandemic isn't over and future pandemics can strike, Dr. Hedge also discussed proven protocols that will keep employees safe in their workplace and protect them against future pathogen pandemics. This was a 45–minute presentation, with a 15–minute live Q&A.

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Part 6

Minimizing Legal Risks in the COVID-era Workplace

Webinar Previously Held

November 10, 2020

As companies prepare for the return to the office, there are many questions around workplace safety and employer responsibilities. This panel will discuss expectations for the standard of care, delineate legal risks and safety considerations, and share best practices for minimizing litigation risk. Speakers will consist of five legal experts from the renowned law firm, Paul Hastings LLP, and the discussion will cover both U.S. and European perspectives. Following the 45–minute discussion, there will be a 15–minute live Q&A.

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Part 5

Designing a COVID-Safe Office: Is It All Up in the Air?

Webinar Previously Held

July 28, 2020

In this latest installment of "The New Workplace" webinar series, expert Dr. Alan Hedge breaks down key findings from the latest research surrounding the airborne transmission of COVID-19, which now shows that 6 feet of separation is not nearly enough. He will also share measures that can be taken both within office floorplans and HVAC systems to bring employees back to the office safely. Following the presentation, the conversation will open up for Q&A.

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Part 4

Antimicrobials and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Webinar Previously Held

May 20, 2020

In the installment of the ‘The New Workplace’ webinar series, Jane Abernethy, Humanscale Chief Sustainability Officer, will tackle the subject of antimicrobials in the workplace. Antimicrobials have recently been touted as the go-to solution for designing germ-free offices. Though antimicrobials can be helpful, there are many details to understand before incorporating them into your workplace. Will any antimicrobial material work? Do antimicrobials contain harmful toxins? Are there other solutions that will address the problem? Following the presentation, we will open up the discussion with a live Q&A.

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Part 3

Designing Healthier Home Offices

Webinar Previously Held

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 has moved many professionals to work from home. As remote working becomes part of the new normal, optimizing home offices for ergonomics and comfort will be critical.

In this live webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge will discuss how you can tackle postural concerns that come with working from home. He'll also address topics like indoor air quality, optimal lighting, and equipment hygiene. Be prepared to come away with tangible recommendations that'll help you create a workspace that's more comfortable and productive for the times ahead.

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Part 2

Rise to the Challenge:
Adapting & Designing for the New Normal

Webinar Previously Held

May 6 & 7, 2020

Due to an overwhelming response to Part 1 of this series, Dr. Hedge returns in a live webinar to provide up-to-the-minute insights and address many of the questions submitted at the end of the first one.

Following the presentation, additional time will be allocated for Q&A to answer any specific concerns and questions.

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Part 1

Rise to the Challenge:
Adapting & Designing for the New Normal

Webinar Previously Held

April 29, 2020

In this webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge, Professor Emeritus, PhD, CPE, C.Erg.HF and Sergio Silva, Humanscale Design Director spoke on how to prepare for bringing your workforces back to the office. While COVID-19 will undoubtedly impact the way we work, the resulting need of healthy, supportive workplace environments is no different. Together, we'll rise to the challenge of designing for this new normal.

They shared how the workplace will evolve over the short and long term, what employees will expect, and tangible solutions to create healthy and productive work spaces. Following the presentation, there was a Q&A to address any of specific concerns and questions.

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