Submitted by International WELL Building Institute
With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
May 1 at 12:00pm ET: Places matter for human health
Join us for a webcast discussion with assistant professor of exposure and assessment science and Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Joseph G. Allen, and IWBI President, Rachel Gutter, about evidence-based strategies to prioritize human health in your office, at home or across your global portfolio.
IWBI’s Places Matter webcast series focuses on the leading role buildings, communities and organizations can play to support our health and well-being overall, and our collective ability to prepare for and respond to global health challenges like the one we’re experiencing now. You can watch the previously recorded webcasts below.
Places matter to build community
Learn from our global outposts, including our team in China, in the wake of the novel coronavirus. Discover solutions-oriented interventions, research-based strategies, and actionable tips for how to keep your team connected, healthy and centered in this era of pandemic.
Places matter to prevent and prepare
Over just a few days, major portions of the global workforce transitioned from commercial offices to home offices. The unexpected shift suddenly necessitates considering how elements our home routines impact our health and the health of our communities. Hear from our team of health experts about best practices for working from home and adapting to this new norm while taking care of your health. Explore ergonomics, acoustics, ideas for combating social isolation and more.
Places matter to foster resilience
Organizations all over the world are being challenged to rethink everything, from emergency preparedness plans to cleaning practices to HR policies and programs that support employee mental health. Join us to learn how strategies within the WELL Building Standard can help your organization prepare for and address public health challenges - not just now, but for the long term.
Places matter for mental resilience
With managers looking for new ways to support their teams virtually, parents becoming teachers overnight, unemployment growing at a rapid rate and family members staying apart in an effort to protect one another - COVID-19 is directly impacting our daily routines, environments and lifestyles in ways we never could have imagined. Join IWBI President Rachel Gutter and New York Times best-selling author and clinical professor of psychiatry Dr. Dan Siegel for a discussion about cultivating mental resilience through mindful practice and strategies for leaders, colleagues, family and friends working through trauma and generational shifts stemming from COVID-19.
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in them. IWBI was established pursuant to a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to improve the way people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life by sharing the WELL Building Standard globally. www.wellcertified.com
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