We are committed to continually advancing the knowledge and expertise of the A&D community by offering free continuing education for architects and interior design professionals. These relevant, on-trend sessions are based on insights from our extensive workplace research, and each topic is presented virtually or in person by knowledgeable subject matter experts. All courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for use toward Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.
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Affordances are the characteristics of a space that encourage certain behaviors. This course presents the physical, emotional, and cognitive affordances employees need in order to do their work, as well as the role of the workplace in providing support. A well-designed workspace participates in enabling optimal human performance–cognitively, emotionally, and physically.
Humans were made for connection – connection to Mother Nature and all of her health-infusing, mood-boosting benefits.
This course will review the principles of acoustics as a science, how to use key design tools for office interiors, and will describe the key factors which define the user experience of speech privacy.
Nothing transforms an environment like lighting—it enhances the aesthetic appeal of a space and can significantly enhance overall employee experience. Explore the connection between lighting and well-being to learn about practical tools and resources and gain inspiration that supports the lighting design process.
While people are the number one asset of organizations directly contributing to the bottom line, their performance is often hindered by poorly designed workplaces where distractions abound, and collaboration is emphasized over focus work.
Bring your A-game to this interactive and engaging course. Using the regarded Competing Values Framework, you will participate in a gaming simulation to help you learn about organizational culture types. Organizational culture is the personality of a company that contributes to a company’s sense of order, continuity, and community.
It seems two very different behaviors optimize creative thinking for innovation processes: high-focus work and restorative activities. We need to experience these on our own as well as with others.
Workplace Well-Being: Designing for Movement focuses on the value of movement to our overall well-being and provides strategies for designing movement into the work experience – wherever that may be – at work, at home or someplace in-between.
Discover how incorporating resilience resources into workspace design can reduce workplace stress to support employee well-being, improve performance, and attract and retain top talent—whether people are working in the office, from home, or in a hybrid environment.