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LEA Webinar Series: Qld Chapter - Taking Working from Home to the next level in the new Hybrid Working Environment

  • 17 September 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (AEST)
  • Webinar via Zoom



When Queensland went into lockdown in March, like other workplaces, the whole of QTAC pivoted to working from home (WFH). During lockdown QTAC conducted a COVID-19 WFH in-house survey. The research drew on the principles of learning space management and the dimensions of the learning environment to understand more about how staff were adapting

What you will learn to the new, remote ways of working.

The project produced the Hybrid Model for Distributed Working and Engagement. This practical framework is a tool for strategic planning as well for evaluating the Working from Home-to-Office experience. Applicable to all workplaces, the practical strategies cover: workspaces, policy, processes, technology, people and wellbeing.

Target audience

Anyone working in the commercial or education sectors: from small to large companies, strategic leaders, managers and those wanting to future-proof their business. The topic will also provide valuable tools for schools and tertiary institutions for planning towards blended and remote modes of teaching and learning.

Presenter: Dr Janet Buchan

Janet has worked in tertiary and secondary education as a teacher, learning designer, lecturer, manager and director. She is a Learning Environments specialist with research experience in learning space design and management, distributed learning environments, educational technology, learning design and blended learning. Janet is the Technical Adviser – Higher Education Policy with the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Panel Discussion

A panel with representatives from secondary, tertiary and commercial sectors will share their experiences and insights. Participants are encouraged to contribute.


Dr Natalie Wright     FDIA  Senior Lecturer in Interior Design, School of Design, QUT Faculty of Creative Industries 

Ian Davis       Deputy Executive Director, Catholic Education Services – Diocese of Cairns

Helen Jamieson     Executive Principal, Corinda State High School

Heidi Smith             Partner at Gray Puksand architecture and design practice

Date:       Thursday, 17 September 2020

Time:       4.30pm - 5.45pm

Program: Interactive presentation followed by panel discussion

Venue:    Via Zoom (details will be sent separately)

Cost:       Free to members and non-members

RSVP: by 5pm on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Flyer: LEAQ Webinar WFH 2020 09 17 .pdf

Queensland Chapter Sponsors  


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