This program is intended for Facilities Directors or the top manager responsible for facilities and office space reintegration plans and re-entry planning. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this forum will be a chance to collaborate and share information with other utilities on how they are approaching office workspace. Part of the agenda will focus on near-term issues of using physical spaces for the workforce such as work-place planning and management tools, restructuring public space, reducing, or protecting personal workspace, as well as challenges related to testing, HVAC, PPE and janitorial/food services. As we look ahead there will also be conversation around long-term strategy and planning for how utilities will balance remote work, human resources, technology, and office/facilities space needs in the next normal.
Member: $99 USD
Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check
The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Cindy Laurila, Corporate Real Estate Manager, Portland General Electric
Attendees will share current challenges, successes and opportunities, including recent company decisions and initiatives.
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Strategic Panning Post-Pandemic: Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator(s): Jon Beauregard, Facilities Manager, Salt River Project
Looking ahead to post-pandemic times, this roundtable discussion will focus on assessing space needs, changes in portfolio sizes and balancing climate change goals with resiliency when upgrading sites.
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Workspace Environments: Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator(s): Walter Fuller, Facilities Manager, NW Natural
Speaker(s): Eric Bowles, Corporate Facilities Manager, Avista Corp.
Hear how utilities are solving for the new workspace, both in the office and at home. Attendees will share the direction that their company is taking. There will be ample time for discussion.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning