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Kimball Office is pleased to offer both educational materials and specific training/classes to help expand your knowledge of factors influencing office furniture and the way people work. Our goal is to assist you with personal and professional development in these areas:
 
  • Workplace knowledge
  • Sustainable practices
  • Industry topics and trends
 
White Papers
Read from industry experts about upcoming trends, new research, and recent offerings that impact the office furniture industry and the way we work.

Renewing, Repurposing, Optimizing Space White Paper
Learning Is A Dynamic Process White Paper
Workplace Change Management: An Overview
View the Benching-An Important Piece of Today's Workplace White Paper
View the Workplace Strategy White Paper
Classroom of the Future White Paper (printable version)
 

Available Seminars

Below is a list of available Kimball Office seminars. Click on any title to get more information about that particular topic. All courses are IDCEC-approved and IIDA-accredited for professional Continuing Education Units (CEU) and delivered by Kimball Office experts.

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.1 CEU credit - 1 hour
Subject Code: 2. Interior Design, Future Issues
Designation: HSW
Classification: Intermediate

While professional workers are spending less time in the office each week, the meaning of that time may have changed in important ways. The office has become an important location for symbolic, social, learning, and creative interactions. A direct result of this movement is that the design of offices has taken on a high level of importance. Beyond simple notions of efficiency, physiological and security needs, office design has gained attention for its ability to meet the emerging needs of workers related to personal experience, connection, engagement wellbeing and happiness as they spend fewer, but perhaps more important, hours in the office.

The key to successful design of these emerging environments is to manage the delicate balance of the multitude of environmental factors that can many times conflict with each other. This balance is key to the health, safety and welfare of the occupants while providing the spaces that are appropriate for their intended goals and use.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the key workplace qualities that must be balanced for emerging worker needs
  • Recognize the major influencers of this balance
  • Understand the conflicts to balance that exist
  • Develop an approach to achieving this delicate balance

This course is approved through IDCEC for credit with IIDA, ASID and IDC.

While some AIA members can self-report this course for credit, this is not always effective as some state licensing boards may not accept the credit for licensure.
The program is approved for IDCEC CEUs, GBCI CEs, and AIA LUs.
IDCEC Continuing Education Unit (CC-101277)
  • 1 Hour Session - CEU 0.1
GBCI Continuing Education Hours (009004015)
  • 1 Hour Session - CE 1
AIA CES Learning Unit (e320130000)
  • 1 Hour Session - LU 1

Description:
This course offers a review of the content of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard including scope, structure, elements, etc., as well as information on the third-party level® certification process. It is intended to familiarize A&D professionals, facility managers, commercial building owners, customers, dealers, and manufacturers with e3 and level® so that they may understand the specifics of the standard in a framework that showcases how it applies to their need to specify sustainable products.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and it's application to the design of interior environments through the utilization of increasingly sustainable furniture products
  • Learn to specify furniture with sustainability attributes based on the level® third-party certification program
  • Identify and compare furniture products by using level's certification as a framework for increasingly sustainable interior design
  • Measure the degree of sustainability implemented by a furniture manufacturer in their corporate, facility, and product related efforts.

Who Should Attend
A&D professionals, LEED AP and Green Associates, furniture producers, facility managers, customers, and furniture dealers
.1 CEU credit - 1 hour
Subject Code: 8.8 Business and Professional Practice, Oral Communication Skills
Designation: General
Learning Level: Intermediate

Each of us has an interaction or communication/social style that we favor. It is simply the style we are most comfortable with and describes how we prefer to give and receive information. It is the style we use naturally. With the strong emphasis and need for effective collaboration within the office environment for and with our clients, we need to not only understand our own preferred style, but all identify the styles of our clients and co-workers to interact more effectively with them and to help them understand the importance for their business.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a better self understanding of our personal interaction strengths and weaknesses
  • Better understand how you interact with others and how others perceive you.
  • Identify ways to interact with others more effectively
  • Build communication skills in dealing with co-workers, clients and others
  • Blend your interaction style to increase your effectiveness

This course is approved through IDCEC for credit with IIDA, ASID and IDC While some AIA members can self-report this course for credit, this is not always effective as some state licensing boards may not accept the credit for licensure.
.1 CEU credit - 1 hour
Subject Code: Design Specialties: Institution: Education
Designation: Interior Design: Design trends
Disruptive changes in technology have enabled changes in behavior and space use. Increased mobility, emphasis on cooperation and interactivity are changing how we work, learn and live.

Billions of dollars have been spent conceiving and developing workplace solutions to accommodate this changing paradigm.

These lessons from workplaces can and should find application in developing more effective learning environments. This session will ask you to question what you know, challenge how you think, encourage you to expand your expectations and explore ways in which the environment can become a tool for more effective learning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand common driving forces for change in workplaces and learning spaces and how they have changed the paradigm
  • Acknowledge what we know - and don’t know - about environment, behavior and learning outcomes
  • Recognize how learning spaces can change to meet the needs of students and educators today and tomorrow
  • Identify design principles and elements that enhance learning
  • Understand why one size does not fit all
  • Comprehend transition and flow and how learning spaces can support them
  • Determine two or three specific things you can apply when creating your learning spaces.

This course is approved through IDCEC for credit with IIDA, ASID and IDC

While some AIA members can self-report this course for credit, this is not always effective as some state licensing boards may not accept the credit for licensure.
.1 CEU credit - 1 hour
Subject Code: 2.9 Interior Design, Programming and Planning
Designation: Health Safety Welfare
Classification: Intermediate

People have a natural resistance to change even though there are good business reasons for transforming the workplace. Often workers feel vulnerable with the process. Consequently, workplace change management should be executed very carefully and thoughtfully for the health and wellbeing of the occupants. The goal is to create a well-crafted program that provides support for employees about their new workplace and assists them in getting back to work as quickly and effectively as possible. This session will explore the importance of workplace change management along with the key steps to success.

Learning Objectives:
  • Convey the principles and importance of workplace change management
  • Explain the five steps of a successful workplace change management program
  • Recognize the impact of change management on employee health, safety and welfare
  • Discuss how to support a client’s workplace change initiative differently by understanding the effects of change through the eyes of the employees.

This course is approved through IDCEC for credit with IIDA, ASID and IDC.

While some AIA members can self-report this course for credit, this is not always effective as some state licensing boards may not accept the credit for licensure.