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: $199 USD
Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.
8:00 AM - 8:30 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.
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome + Introductions
Be prepared to introduce yourself and share:
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Roundtable – Getting Back to the Office
Facilitator(s): Jana Elliott, Director of Facilities, Security & Emergency Management, Seattle City Light
What will it look like for your company to get back to the office?
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Be prepared to share a brief overview of your company’s:
-Biggest current facilities challenges.
-Opportunities or successes you have had so far.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
A chance to share tools and resources that you have been using or are considering.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Facilitator(s): Erin Kelly, Director, Facilities & Real Estate and Special Projects, Hydro One Inc.
What model will you use long-term for your office workers?
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Open Roundtable Discussion
Discuss long-term strategy for office space and how utilities will balance remote work with office space needs in the future.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning
This was the first time for WEI to offer this program.
-Was this beneficial for your reopening?
-Is there anything you would like to see added?
-Brainstorm ideas for June program.
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM