Lunch & Learn: Workplace of the Future - Designing for Millennials (Northeast Branch) | U.S. Green Building Council
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Lunch & Learn: Workplace of the Future - Designing for Millennials (Northeast Branch)

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Starts On - November 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Ends On - November 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
West Superior St
Duluth , MN 55802

Register today for the Nov. 21 Lunch and Learn, which will focus on how designing the workplace can inspire its occupants and support the sustainable lifestyle desired by the millennial generation.

Millennials recently have surpassed Generation X as the largest generation in the American workforce, and companies have taken notice — they're becoming increasingly committed to attracting and retaining millennials' unique skills.

This Lunch & Learn, hosted by USGBC Minnesota's Northeast Branch, will explore the demographic and attitudinal characteristics of the future's workforce and showcase how the workplace can be re-imagined for the millennial generation.

You can receive 1 Continuing Education Hour (LEED specific) for attending this event.


  • Becky Alexander: Researcher and designer Becky Alexander will describe the values driving workplace design changes; how they are shared among many demographic groups; and how they can help bring unity to the design process and company culture.
  • Jim Sheehan: Successful tech business owner Jim Sheehan will share strategies for creating spaces that support a unique company culture and attract the kind of employees his firm needs.


  • Define demographic characteristics of the workforce of the future.
  • Identify general character traits and priorities of the workforce of the future.
  • Describe how companies are currently evolving their workplace design in order to attract and retain millennials.
  • Design workplaces that support and inspire the workforce of the future.

This event is located in Studio 4 at the LHB office. Take the elevator to the fifth floor, and then take the stairs down to the fourth floor. A group lunch will be ordered; if you'd like to share this lunch, please bring $5 to help cover the cost.

You can watch a recording of this Lunch & Learn on Designing for the Future.