Science to Practice Conference Series
Building the Best Workplace for Health and Well-Being
May 4, 2017
Every company providing physical workspaces must address one basic question: How should we build it? Typically, the answer is based on one or more practical factors such as project budget, timeframe, and location constraints. Aesthetic design preferences may also dictate the ultimate ‘look and feel’ of the structure. The answer is often missing one important practical factor – employee health and well-being. What if the company could create a structure that actually facilitated employee well-being, productivity, and organizational prosperity? Even if the company is considering only a remodel, could it do so to obtain these same outcomes? The answer to both of these questions is YES.
We now know through scientific studies and reviews of best practice what physical elements of the environment facilitate employees’ health and ability to do their best work. What’s more, many of these elements need not involve significant cost as they are the result of spatial layout, choice of lighting, windows, use of fabrics and colors, and arrangement of walkways among many others. Cost, timeframe, and architectural aesthetics need not be significantly affected—smart design of the physical space can incorporate these priorities at the same time.
This one-day conference presents the most up-to-date thinking and validated design strategies for building smarter workplaces that promote both well-being and organizational effectiveness. A team of national experts presents the facts based on science and best practice on what works (and what doesn’t) and how this translates into design strategies. Complementing the science, a panel of leading-edge practitioners and innovators will share their knowledge of adapted responses to smart workplace interventions and of pitfalls to avoid. Participants will also receive a workbook summarizing the information provided in the conference and a decision-process guide integrating this knowledge into a coherent building project strategy.
Most importantly, participants will have access to the expertise available through the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces and its affiliates to assist with building projects planned and underway.
**We are offering a discounted price of $950 for UCB and UCSF alumni and employees - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code before registering.**
WHO SHOULD ATTENDFacilities executives, corporate real estate executives, architects, designers, human resources executives, healthcare professionals, and management consultants.
Registration fee: $1,495
Reduced registration fee for UC Berkeley and UCSF alumni and employees: $950
Registration includes catered breakfast and lunch.
WHAT YOU GET
|8:15am||Welcome & Introductions (Cristina Banks)|
|8:30am||Building for Well-Being and Productivity: What Choices? (Gretchen Gscheidle)|
|9:45am||Designing for the Right Emotions (Sally Augustin)|
|10:45am||Evaluating What a Workplace Feels Like (Kevin Kelly, Gervais Tompkin)|
|1:00pm||Avoiding Infectious Diseases, Sedentary Work, and Stress (John Swartzberg)|
|2:00pm||Designing for (Good) Posture and Movement (Galen Cranz)|
|3:00pm||Building for People: What Input? (Anthony Ravitz)|
|3:45pm||Little Touches that Matter (Megan Mokri)|
|4:30pm||Checklist for Healthy Workplaces & Wrap Up (Cristina Banks & All)|