BACK TO MY HAPPY HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Design and resilience in our offices, factories, labs – wherever we work
25 MAY 2021 | SYDNEY + ONLINE
- 25 May 2021
- 8:15 for 9 am start; 9 am online
- Dexus Place, Level 15, Governor Philip & Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Members receive 50% off tickets
The Fifth Estate’s hybrid symposium in partnership with WELL Building Institute, Floth and CitySwitch, brings together the leading thinkers, designers, workplace psychologists, property owners and consultants to some of the biggest corporates in Australia to find out what they are thinking and what they’re doing.
Will anything be the same again, and if not, does it really matter?
What can we learn from each other? What are the insights we can share?
We are a community in transition. Underpinning all is a world with vast climate and sustainability challenges that make our decisions and responses more critical than ever.
Join us in person or online for this essential learning, listening and exchange experience, created for those of us who work collaboratively, manage workplaces, advise clients, design or re-design spaces to navigate the shoals of our unusual new normal.
Keep in touch with sneak peeks through our event blog here
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Kay SargentDirector of WorkPlace, HOK
James CalderGlobal Director, ERA-co
Chris AlcockPrincipal Consultant, Six Ideas by Dexus
Zoe BakerCitySwitch Program Manager, City of Sydney
Andrew BorgerHead of Office Development, Charter Hall
Claudia Barriga-LarriviereDirector, Workplace Equity & Belonging, ERA-co
Rhonda Brighton-HallCo-Founder & CEO, mwah
Ludo Campbell-ReidDirector City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City Council
A/Prof Christhina CandidoDirector – SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, University of Melbourne
Patrick CarpenterHead of Acoustics,
Bettina EastonHead of Light4 Australia, Cundall
Anthony MarklundPartner/Sustainability Principal, Floth
Jack NoonanJack Noonan, Vice President APAC, International WELL Building Institute
Kellie PayneDirector & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart
Bryon PriceStrategic Development Director, A.G. Coombs
Tone WheelerDirector, Environa
Natalie SlessorEnvironmental Psychologist, Head of Customer Futures, Lendlease
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|8:15||Registration and networking|
|9:00||Acknowledgement of Country & Introduction – Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor, The Fifth Estate|
and MC Tone Wheeler Environa Studio
|9:05||International Keynote – A Global perspective on emerging trends and best practice |
Kay Sargent, Senior Director & Principal of Workplace, HOK Architects USA
Global trends in the changing workplace, what the leading corporates and property owners in the US are doing. National Keynote – The Australian workplace story
|9.25||Australian keynote – a spectrum of responses and future trends|
James Calder, Global Director, ERA-co
What does the workplace in Australia now mean for those working in a wide range of areas other than offices – factories, shopping centres, labs or hospitals for instance.
|9:45||Safety and wellness in the workplace – What’s that mean anyway?|
Moderator: Tone Wheeler, Director, Environa
Bryon Price, Strategic Development Director, A.G. Coombs
Anthony Marklund, Partner/Sustainability Principal, Floth
Jack Noonan, Vice President APAC, International WELL Building Institute
Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Co-Founder/ CEO of mwah
More to come
How can we ensure people in the workplace are safe from Covid and the myriad other issues threatening mental and emotional health? We will delve into the implications of these concerns that for many are new or still evolving, such as bullying or sexual harassment. We will look at the new obligations of employers and where are the boundaries start and end. Workers need to be safe but they also need to know they’re safe.
|10.35||Designing for neurodiversity |
Presenter: Kellie Payne, Director & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart
Kellie is back after her hugely popular presentations at our offices events in Brisbane in 2018 and Sydney 2019 to share her latest work and thinking. Think how to encourage advertising people to work in an office, a task that even before Covid was a bit like herding cats. Then there is how to keep the super smart people working in tech and IT who have their own particular special requirements.
|11.00||Morning tea break|
|11.20||Our strange/different new normal|
Moderator: Tone Wheeler, Director, Environa
Chris Alcock, Principal Consulting, Six Ideas by Dexus
Claudia Barriga-Larriviere, Organisational Design | Workplace Culture +Employer Brand, ERA-co
Christhina Candido, Associate Professor, Director – SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, University of Melbourne
Kellie Payne, Director & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart
This panel grapples with the growing variety of needs we humans have that will affect our workplace and the organisations we work in. How do we manage the challenges of anxiety and loneliness? What about the special demands that come from inequitable power structures. For instance, it might be easy for the boss to work at home in a nice office and comfortable home but what about the graduate staff member who shares with three others? We will look at how the element of choice can be a key driver of outcomes. Let’s look at a variety of workplaces and examine the impacts of change and possible futures.
|12.00||Investors and corporates – where to now and how. And what’s to worry about? |
Moderator: Robert Harley, Columnist and former property editor, The Australian Financial Review
Zoe Baker, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, CitySwitch
Andrew Borger, Head of Office Development, Charter Hall
Ludo Campbell-Reid, Director City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City
Natalie Slessor, Environmental Psychologist, Head of Customer Futures, Lendlease
We’ve heard critical analysis, creative thinking, and evidence-based research on blending human needs and physical space. So, what do the investors and corporates think? What are they likely to decide, who are they listening to and working with?
|1pm||Event wrap & close|
|2.30pm||Masterclass (ONLINE ONLY): A practical guide to reconfiguring your workplace, acoustics and lighting|
Chris Alcock and Daniel Quinn, Principal Consultant, Six Ideas by Dexus
Patrick Carpenter, Head of Acoustics, Cundall
Bettina Easton, Head of Light4 Australia, Cundall
See the blog for insights