Design Smart Seminars Continue Through September

Ergo Training Also Scheduled Throughout the United States & Canada


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, September 4, 2009 ­— Humanscale’s popular Design Smart Seminars series continues in September with two educational sessions: “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World” and “Directions for Change in the Design of the Workplace.” In addition, Humanscale Consulting will present “Train the Trainer” in a number of markets.

In “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World,” scheduled for September 17 in Chicago, LEED-Certified Professional Auden Schendler will address the trend toward “Going Green” and provide a realistic understanding of what working toward sustainability actually entails. He equates the process of implementing sustainability to trench warfare and will recount his first-hand experience as Executive Director of Community and Environmental Responsibility at Aspen Skiing Company, a green business pioneer and the first U.S. ski resort to receive ISO 14001 certification.
In “Directions for Change in the Design of the Workplace” on September 17 in Boston and September 30 in Los Angeles, Andrew Laing, Ph.D., will explore how changing work habits have necessitated a shift in the design of the modern workplace. Since work is no longer contained to the office building, the office must become a networked environment that can support mobile workers. Laing will discuss how organizations should now approach workplace design, how the design can add to the value of the business and the well-being of the user, as well as how a modern and innovative design strategy relates to overall business performance.
At “Train the Trainer,” presented by Board-Certified Professional Ergonomist Jonathan Puleio, Director of Humanscale Consulting, participants will learn to identify and address musculoskeletal risk factors within their own organizations. The session will cover an introduction to ergonomics and human anatomy, an overview of musculoskeletal disorders, components of an ergonomically designed workstation, and will detail how to conduct effective ergonomic assessments. Train the Trainer is $375 and scheduled for September 16 in Toronto, September 21 in Cincinnati, September 22 in Columbus, OH, and September 30 in Chicago. To register, visit
Attendees of both “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery” and “Train the Trainer” are eligible for AIA and IDCEC (IIDA, ASID, IDC, IDEC) credits. Attendees of “Directions for Change in the Design of the Workplace” are eligible for AIA credits; IDCEC accreditation is pending.
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