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Oct. 26-28: At the Gaylord Palms Resort, dive into more than 45+ hours of education at IFMA’s World Workplace

IFMA’s World Workplace 2021 will be held Oct. 26 to 28 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Kissimmee, Florida. It will be a live event, as well as a virtual experience.

As of August 30, all individuals attending and participating in World Workplace live will need to show proof of full vaccination OR negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at the event. Details on this process are underway and will be shared as soon as possible. Masks are required to be worn by all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status in all indoor public spaces. Click here for health and safety updates.

World Workplace will be offering nearly 50 educational sessions with CEUs, 3 keynote speakers, a welcome reception, an expo hall, education arenas and IFMA’s Awards of Excellence. The full event is $935 for members or $545 for one day if registered ahead of the event. Click here for registration.

If you cannot attend in person, there is a virtual experience. For $149, it includes: live-streamed education sessions straight from World Workplace, opening keynote session, experts Assessment Panel, virtual facility tour, Live regional discussion groups and access to the virtual platform through Nov. 26, 2021. Virtual attendees are not eligible for CEUs. Click here for the virtual schedule.

With nearly 50 education sessions, there is a lot to learn at this year’s World Workplace. Here are a few we are excited to check out:

1 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25,  Deeper Dive: The Disaster Experience – When Your Facility Gets Hacked Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster, like your facility being hacked, is causing a facility manager stress and confusion. Are the facilities leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people’s jobs, lives and families.This session has been designed to put you in the throes of a real-life disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any facility manager will have to make and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster planning, effective communication protocols, and understanding the inherent risks in your facilities.Never be caught unprepared again!

Speaker(s): Bob Mellinger, CBCV, Founder and President, Attainium Corp

9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces after the Pandemic “Work on the Move 3” (WOTM3) is the third 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. WOTM3 explores the expanding role of facility management and the leadership challenges/opportunities associated with delivering effective workplaces post-pandemic. Join several of the contributing authors in discussing the new hybrid workplace, design for the post-pandemic workplace, sustainability and planetary health, and our growing dependence on technology to deliver workplaces where people can perform at their best, every day, wherever they are. All of these perspectives are woven together with emphasis on safety, health, well-being, diversity and inclusion.

Speaker(s):  Lisa Whited, Senior Associate, Advanced Workplace Associates  Arnold Levin, SW Regional Consulting Practice Leader, Gensler  Michael Schley, IFMA Fellow, Founder, FM:Systems  Pat Turnbull, IFMA Fellow, LEED AP, MA, President & COO, Workplace IQX LLC

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26A Parallel Springboard to Accomplishing Fine-tuned Control of Workplace Health and Wellbeing What is the true impact of workplace health and well-being and how can we measure it? There is a growing interest among organizations in using indirect outcomes by exploring organizational and economic performance metrics of human analytics beyond direct individual health outcomes. This session presents a case study linking workplace health and well-being to human analytics measures at the BREEAM Outstanding, WELL Silver Certified headquarters of the U.K.”s largest commercial property development company. It highlights an advanced parallel analysis approach that scrutinizes the comprehensive impact of workplace health and well-being at the organizational level in a more systematic manner. Learn how workplace health and well-being are intricately associated with human analytics metrics. Learn to prioritize investment decisions maximizing human capital.

Speaker(s): Matthew Schottenfeld, FITWEL, NAB, Associate Director for Business Management, Innovative Workplace Institute  Young Lee, Research Fellow, University College London

4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, Epic Intergalactic Headquarters Case Study: Achieving a Net-Zero Campus and Beyond Over the course of more than 15 years, Epic has created a high-performance, autonomous corporate campus in Verona, Wisconsin, USA. In addition to centralized training and conference facilities, the self-sufficient 1,100-acre campus has grown to include 22 office buildings accommodating more than 9,000 employees. As of 2020, the campus continues to achieve net-zero energy performance – an evolution over many phases of development, each involving an increasing understanding of the potential for sustainability beyond physical asset efficiency to human performance and well-being. This case study will explore the evolution from three perspectives:1) the dialogue and relationship between the client/owner and architect; 2) broadening the understanding of sustainability in this ongoing dialogue;and 3) the integration of alternative energy applications and sustainable design solutions.

Speaker(s): Paul Hutton, FAIA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, Chief Sustainability Officer, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.  Nina Broadhurst, AIA, Principal, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

8 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, The Experts’ Assessment: Lessons Learned and New Insights “The Experts’ Assessment: The Workplace Post-COVID-19” launched a year-long dialogue and debate among some of the industry’s leading subject matter experts about the future of the workplace as the industry contended with the challenges wrought by the pandemic. Back by popular demand, Peter Ankerstjerne (IFMA/Planon), Jeffrey Saunders (Nordic Foresight), Dr. Marie Puybaraud (JLL), Luis Vina (CBRE) and Kay Sargent (HOK) will discuss what they have learned over the course of the pandemic, what they see emerging on the horizon and the implications for the industry. Topics will include workplace strategy setting, new services offered, WFH scenarios, budget priorities and skills required.

Speaker(s):  Lynn Baez, CFM, SFP, FMP, Director, Facilities Operations-Bay Area, Google  Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow, IFMA Chair, Chief Strategy Officer, Planon  Jeffrey Saunders, CEO, Nordic Foresight  Luis Vina Polanco, LatAm Alliance Director, CBRE  Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED® AP, MCR/w, WELL AP, Senior Principal | Director of WorkPlace, HOK  Marie Puybaraud, Director Global WorkPlace Innovation, Johnson Controls  Mark Wartenberg, Senior Director, Workplace Design and Connectivity, Nike

3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27,  Keeping and Attracting FM Talent Hear about three workforce development perspectives utilizing the Pecha Kucha format of 20 slides in 20 seconds for each presentation. Topics include: FM workforce development at the local level; building a pipeline of FM education opportunities; and workforce development, a public sector perspective. An interactive conversation with attendees follows the presentations. Come prepared to learn how to jump-start FM workforce development in your community.

Speaker(s): Diane Levine, MCR, IFMA Fellow, Executive Director, IFMA Foundation  Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M, 2nd Vice-Chair, IFMA Global Board of Directors, GSA  Carolyn McGary, CFM, FMP, SFP, WonderWoman of FM, Electronic Metrology Laboratory, LLC (EML)

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